Well, I can’t believe it. I’m full term with our first baby boy.
It seems like I have been pregnant forever (and really, I have been. Basically all of 2011 I have been pregnant) and yet, I can’t believe it’s time to have a baby! Eeek!
I have learned and grown (no pun intended so much from being pregnant. I first learned how selfish I was. Then I learned how strong I was. I have also learned. …no, scratch that…been reminded DAILY of how giving and devoted my husband is. He has been so encouraging and selfless for the past 9 months, even more so than before. We have learned an even deeper love and I know that love will just continue to grow. This last trimester of pregnancy has been marked with reflection. Reflection of how deeply I am blessed and how faithful God is. I know he will continue to be faithful in the next few weeks as we embark on the next stage of this journey. As for when our little dude will make his appearance, only time will tell. Last week we had a bit of a shocker. At my 36 week apt. I was checked and apparently was ready to go at anytime. This was a little difficult for me to get my head around because I was still editing my last wedding, in the process of multiple print orders and the house was chaotic. I thought I still had 4 or 5 weeks left. I went into ultra baby prep mode (I technically was suppose to be on bed rest, but I interpreted that quite liberally). I made it to 37 and am no longer on any restrictions since he is fully cooked and we are getting closer and closer to being “ready”. And by “ready” I mean, not ready at all. How can you really be ready? But…. at least the car seat is properly installed (or will be by the end of today, it’s on THE list!), his room is almost finished, the guest bedroom is ready for visitors and all of my sessions and weddings are edited. It’s hard for me to officially say I’m on maternity leave because I still check my email and return phone calls everyday. I’m not going to completely ignore my clients and potential clients, but as for shooting and editing I am done for at least 6 weeks. Hip hip, hooray!
And now for a list of funny things I have discovered about pregnancy. The things no one tells you… (I’ll try to keep this PG)
Pregnancy brain. It’s for real. I have done so many crazy things while pregnant that I NEVER would have done before. These things include:
- Booking a flight for not only the wrong day and date, but the wrong month all together.
- Leaving my car door open while shooting a wedding. I happened to look out a window during the wedding and noticed, oh look, I left my car door open. and some of my equipment in the car. great.
- I have driven on auto-pilot back to my house. As in, I started out going somewhere and about 10 minutes later pulled back in my driveway, got out of the car, started going inside and then realized that I never went anywhere. I just drove in a circle. Best part, I took me about 20 minutes to figure out where I was even going in the first place.
- Forgotten why I was calling someone as soon as they answered the phone and countless other silly things that aren’t quite as funny, but trust me, I could make a long long list.