We are literally on the brink of changing our lives forever. These are the last few weeks it will be just me and Phil. Not long and I will be in labor. We'll be able to hold our baby in our arms. We will be parents. It all makes me a little emotional just thinking about it all. It's a little overwhelming but I'm trying my best to soak up these moments and these feelings before they are gone forever.
I have been feeling great! 'Great' is really an understatement though. My hips miraculously don't hurt and click anymore. The baby has moved down and is fully engaged in my pelvis which took the pressure off my back and hips. I can walk up and down stairs! I don't need help getting in and out of bed. I can move and be without wanting to cry from the pain. It's incredible. I feel the best I've felt in my whole pregnancy. It really is amazing.
Even though my pregnancy hasn't been easy, I will miss it. I've grown to really love my belly and the curve that it makes. I love feeling the baby move and roll around. I love that I can feel where the baby's tiny feet are (usually in my ribs, oof!) and the tiny little baby bum. My favorite is when the baby gets hiccups. It's so precious and sweet being able to feel the constant thump-thump of the hiccups that belong to the new life within me. I will miss rubbing my belly and wondering what the baby will be like, but soon we will know. I look forward to seeing whose eyes and whose nose will be passed down. I look forward to seeing what sort of personality the baby will have and what things interest and shape them.
I also look forward to the little things, like being able to bend over and pick up shoes off the ground without groaning and straining. I can't wait to lie on my stomach again. I can't wait to wear my old clothes again. I can't wait to have an egg sunny-side up. It's the little things.
Not long now. I can't believe all of this and more is about to happen.
Somebody pinch me.