Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Random musings of a (crabby yet happy) pregnant lady...

As my due date inches closer, and meeting my son becomes more real, emotions are running wild.

I look back and cannot believe how fast my pregnancy flew by. I think of all the aches, pains and weird symptoms yet I still manage to look down at my belly and smile. Pregnancy is not easy, and those that say it is are either lying or in denial, lol, but in all reality, the process truly is amazing.

My belly grew.............



.....................and with each inch so did my heart.

In the greatest retrospect, I really cannot believe we will be meeting our baby boy so soon. I remember (and it really does feel like just yesterday) when we found out I was pregnant, we were both nervous and overwhelmed. 36 weeks later, those emotions are still there but coupled with excitement, curiosity, and overwhelming joy and love.


I do not expect the few few weeks, or hell, the first year to be easy but I do like to think that as he grows, we will too. There is no book that truly prepares you to bring a baby home, and no manual to read but we will look to our hearts, and beg for help from those who have been there :)

I won't miss those aches and pains, but I will miss having him to myself. I will miss the kicks, and flips, and even those nudges in the ribs. I will not be able to protect him from scraping his knees when he takes his first step, or the first time he gets his heartbroken, but he will forever be a part of me, and I will forever be changed.

13 comments:

Sarah said...

Such a beautiful post, Amy. Thank you for sharing this! I may or may not have teared up....

LC said...

Yay! You are so close!!! I am so excited for you to meet your little Brady! SO happy for you :)

Jennelle said...

Awww, Amy! You're going to make such a great mommy. :)

Lisa said...

Aww!! Amy, you're so close and I wish you all good things in the upcoming weeks. I can't imagine how surreal things must feel right now. I mean, he is going to be HERE soon!!

Kristal said...

Such a sweet post and I love that belly!!

Maria said...

A very sweet post. I seriously can't believe how close you are!!!! All the best to you, Blake and little Brady.

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

Forever changes is right....we are in for it! Brady will have the best parents ever though...already so much love

a little twig birdhouse said...

Just catching up here, I'm so tired lately I haven't even been reading blogs :o I LOVE this post, so beautiful, so sweet :) and I love the name you chose for your baby boy!

Angie said...

You totally made me cry! I feel the same way, pregnancy is a crazy ride, but I'm loving every minute of it!

Katie said...

So sweet Amy! I'm very excited for you!

N. said...

That was a beautiful post, Amy. And you're belly is too cute. Enjoy the remainder of this journey, before the next big one begins!

PQ said...

i love how round your belly is! it looks like you have a basketball in your shirt. you are too cute and i loved this post.

-Pamela

tiffany said...

I'm a new reader to your blog, and I am just so excited for you. I cried just reading this, because I know what you will soon know, which is the joy of seeing your baby (I'm just 9 weeks into this parenting thing, myself!). It is a crazy, wonderful time of life. Get excited!