This is the month that we have been waiting for since October last year. Actually, we have been waiting for this month for MUCH longer than that, but October was when we knew we could start looking forward to specific date in a special month. The month in which our first child would be born. The month that we become a family. We are beyond excited about this, and therefore last night as midnight arrived… we just looked at each other, smiled and said “It’s June!”
Who knew when we posted this picture …
and the news that we were pregnant, that the next nine months would fly by so ridiculously quickly! We are beyond thankful for how smoothly this pregnancy has gone, and I really feel bad for all those other pregnant ladies who have struggled through these months. I have found this time nothing short of beautiful and an absolute pleasure. Yes – there was nausea in the beginning, frequent heartburn, and now swelling in my hands and feet. And sure, I have picked up more weight than I initailly wanted to, but ultimately that doesn’t mean anything and it can be rectified later. Since these are the only things that I have to complain about – I consider myself very blessed! What really matters is that I have LOVED being pregnant, and I have enjoyed this incredible journey that marks the start of my life as a mother. I keep asking Justin if he feels ready and whether he is nervous about Elijah joining us. Every time I ask he replies with the same calmness, and a big smile on his face… He simply can’t wait to meet his son, and he knows that everything is going to be wonderful. We feel like we were born to do this.
On Thursday, at 36 weeks and 2 days pregnant, I started to have period-like cramps in my lower back and stomach. Since I have had no pain and hardly any discomfort in the last few months, these cramps immediately caught my attention. To say that I was excited by this feeling is an understatement. I was so excited that I started crying. It’s been nine months since I saw that faint second line on a pregnancy test and still I keep saying to Justin, “Is there really a baby inside me?” I don’t know why, but every aspect of it blows my mind, fills me with joy, and leaves me in awe! This morning I had a few mild contractions, and again, I had to smile, because all I could think was, “He’s coming!”
It could be a few days. It could be three weeks. Who knows, it could even be longer if I go passed my due date! But the truth is this: that little miracle inside my belly is almost ready to come out, and when he does we are going to be two very happy parents!
Here’s to a great month!
LOTS OF EXCITEMENT COMING UP…