Thursday, August 13, 2009

Staying positive! has grown. Here I am at 18 with my first bump
and now 10 weeks later at 28!

My ultrasound is scheduled for Monday afternoon! I know I will be counting down until it's time...but hopefully we will see a healthy (and not incredibly huge) baby .

So, after thinking about it all day, I decided so what....he comes early. Big deal. So what if he is 12 pounds (ok, I won't lie I have not come to terms with a big ol baby!) I momentarily freaked out because we are nowhere near ready. We don't have furniture, his room isn't ready, and we have yet to go to childbirth classes!
I decided to think of all the positive things that could come out of him coming early.....
  • October baby would mean that we would have more time to prep for the holidays (baby's first!)
  • I wouldn't have to wear those stupid wrist guards to bed anymore (cause they sure are sexy)
  • No more swelling
  • No more swelling means, I get to wear CUTE SHOES AGAIN!
  • No more digestion issues
  • Hopefully, no more headaches
  • I would not have to pee every 5 minutes
  • I wouldn't have to shudder every time I step on the scale (well, lets hope after he is born the weight progressively goes down)
  • As Kristal pointed out, I could see New Moon when it is released!
  • Brushing my teeth would go back to being an uneventful routine (without the daily gag)
  • Ice-T would be reintroduced back into my diet (though still in moderation :)
  • I would get to pig out on sushi and wash it down with a GINORMOUS glass of vino!
  • Both my boys would share the same birth month, thus easier to remember, lol!!!
  • I would be able to shave my legs and paint my toenails with ease sooner.
  • I would get to enjoy some of the fall weather home with my little man
  • We would have a name for him! (at least i hope we will, lol!)
  • Last, and most importantly, I would have my little squishy man in my arms. I would know he is healthy, and safe. I would get to fall madly in love.....

I think that is the whole thing that gets to me is that I have no control in this what-so-ever!! I am a big planner, and not knowing can be exhausting. I have to keep an open mind, and know that whatever happens is going to happen. After this and the other stuff we went through, I don't care what it takes for him to get here, as long as he is a happy and healthy baby (who might be full of cute little rolls!)


Anonymous said...

Awwww, Amy, your bump is adorable!!

And I love your list of positives. ;)

LC said...

AMY! You look great, girl!!!! SO SO CUTE!!! Keep up the good work :)

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

I can relate to your positive list! I need to think the same way..but to tell you the truth I am scared out of mind to give birth :)

What are these wrist bands you speak of?

Jennelle said...

You are adorable! That's a very long list of positives--see, there's a bright side to everything! A fall baby would be marvelous. I love fall. :)

Sarah said...

i know that i wouldn't want strangers, or even family and friends touching my pregnant belly... but yours is so cute i would just want to touch it! i hope that doesn't come across as weird. :)
and way to think positive, girly.

Anonymous said...

Take your birthing classes, you might change your mind on wanting the baby to arrive earlier. Gestation is 40 weeks, and the last couple weeks are crucial development for the brain and lungs . . . I am feeling huge and ready for an early arrival too, but I'm hoping no matter how big my baby is (and my doctor said s/he's getting big!) stays in for the full term.

However, I am right there with you on the "getting to see New Moon" option. That's really the only thing I'm going to be trying desperately to figure out, cannot miss opening night!

Lisa said...

Aw, I love your list Amy! Just think, your beautiful baby will be showing up exactly when he's supposed to :). And, you look adorable!

Mary said...

That is so sweet, Amy! You look so cute-I can't believe I haven't seen you since your GNO when you weren't even pregnant yet, or were barely pregnant:)

You've got plenty of time to get everything done, even if he does come early. And if he doesn't, then maybe you will have an army of StLWed girls there to babysit so that you can see Edward in all his glory in the theaters!

mrs.leah.maria said...

I love the progression and those are great positives!

Cecilia said...

Such a sweet post. As for your fear of a big baby: all three of my children were 9lbs 14oz, 8lbs 12oz, and 8lbs 13oz. I like to think that larger babies are healthier. LOL. Of course, it's not scientific, but (knock on wood) my kids have been extremely healthy. I could just be really lucky too. :)

Leftturnyielder said...

I'm also curious about the wrist guards, I've never heard about this.

He'll be wonderful whenever he arrives!

Katie said...

Way to be positive! Hang in there. You look great!!