Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Getting closer

The m/w appointment was relatively uneventful last night. I have lost some weight, again for the second appointment in a row. They told us it is normal w/ baby sugars to lose weight and confirmed that it is, indeed, ME losing weight, not Tot. Good enough by me - I figure it's a bonus jump on the after-birth diet, well-deserved after months of pricking myself and denying my cravings for ice cream.

After the appointment, E and I walked our attention-starved dog. When we got home, I had a chance to chat with my mom on the phone. We connected well, and I learned that she's going to take a day off when the baby comes so she can stay for a weekend and a day. A highly pleasant surprise, in my happy opinion. We then spent the rest of the evening reviewing documents (estate-planning) from the lawyer (me) and watching the last basketball game of M.arch (April!!) Mad.ness (E). Do we know how to have a good time or what?

As each day passes, I am finding myself imagining life after Tot's birth more and more. I imagine resuming old activities like morning runs with the dog (as if that would happen right away.) I imagine holding him and introducing him as my/our son. Somehow I can imagine what he looks like, as long as I don't try to imagine his face... I know that doesn't make any sense, but... I've even gone so far as to imagine him and another sibling running around our back yard.

At the baby shower on Saturday, someone asked us if seeing babies made us more excited or more nervous. It's not that I'm not nervous. I think that there will be more sleepless nights than I will feel I can handle. Inconsolable crying is always a stressful thing, but I'm so hopeful for our future. I'm looking forward to weathering those and other storms because I know we can do it. I'm looking forward to meeting and getting to know our son - enjoying him for who he is, and helping him become the best person he can be. I'm excited to hear him call for me and E for the first time, to see his first smile, and hear his first joke, to see him ride a bike for the first time. I can't imagine much further because it's too exciting. It's too much. He's going to be here in about 5 weeks (considering the first pregnancy tends to go late).

We hit 36 weeks tomorrow. OMG. Is this really happening?


Keri said...

Everything sounds simply perfect! 36 weeks? It's crazy how quickly times passes.
I'm so excited (not nearly as much as YOU) to see your little man.
Big hug to you both!

Anonymous said...

Wow Sara! I am so in awe of your brightness and balance. I'm glad your mum is going to be there - and that it's a good thing! Glad tot is doing well. Glad you and E are enjoying yourselves. Kudos and kisses.


Anonymous said...

OMG! is exactly right. Wonderful blog message and wonderful anticipation of just what a few short weeks will produce. Mom and Mutti hang on to your hats here comes joy! Love you. Dad

R said...

IT's WONDERFUL!! i can't wait to see all the pics of him once he is here. Although, you know it's a myth that not all pregnancies are late with their first one. My 2 co workers were both due the 3rd week of April and BOTH of them just had their babies this weekend. Crazy huh? And it's their first one. I think it's EXCITING!! I can't wait for him to get here so we can all ooohhh and ahhhh :)

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to chime in with disbelief that Tot could arrive any time now. Whoa!

As for the sleepless nights & inconsolable crying? Should you have them, you will just get through them. Seriously, you just do. And once Tot smiles at you for the first time, you'll forget all of the hard stuff that goes along with parenting.

Merr said...

Well I am glad to hear that I am not the only one who imagines those things. I sit and day dream all day about stuff like that.
36 weeks! Wah hoo! He'll be here soon. I don't think he will be late though!

tiff said...

Awh. That post totally made me teary. I am so excited for you guys. 36 weeks! Ack!! Can't wait to meet your little guy via blogland!

Ali said...

I can't believe you are going to be 36 weeks already. THat is wonderful. I can't wait to "meet" him either.

*G* said...

Sounds like things are going well with the glucose monitoring, though I'm sure you're ready to be done with the business of finger-pricking.

Tot sounds pretty content in his cozy home as a result of your hard work. There were a few appointments that I was in a similar situation with weight and it was fun to say, 'Mater's gaining while I'm losing? We both win!'

Sounds like you're getting all the last minute details ready to go - especially good if Tot happens to be so excited to meet his moms that he just can't wait till his due date! Thinking of you two, and hoping that everything goes just the way you want it to for his arrival!

E, M, and the Little Man said...

I remember the fantasies I was having about the baby during those last weeks of pregnancy. It's almost obsessing, because it's so close! It's all so true - even if you have sleepless nights, and a sick baby, or a crying baby, all the other wonderful things he/she does overrides any of that. Even in the middle of the night - frustrated and walking a crying baby - you can look down into those adorable eyes and feel so much love!

"March (April!) Madness" cracked me up! I have a sporty spice partner too.... ESPN is my nemesis. :)