Saturday, January 5, 2013

37 1/2 Weeks...

...but who's counting?  Yeah, yeah, I know.  I am.  I'm doing what I highly advise against...paying very close attention to my due date and just how far away it is.  It's not a smart thing to do - the baby could be early, the baby could be late (or VERY late) but I just can't help it this time.  Maybe, since I know I'm doing it, it's OK for me to do?  I am just so very ready to be done with this pregnancy.  I am so ready to be able to leave the house and not have my feet take a day to recover from wearing socks and boots.  I'm so ready to be able to type for this long on my computer without my hands getting prickly and hot.  I'm so ready to get to sleep in my own bed again...and to fall asleep when my head hits the pillow.  I'm so ready to enjoy a  hot beverage or warm shower again.  In the grand scheme of things, I know there isn't much time left but these last few weeks sure seem to drag.  Also, I've got another hacking cough...seriously, I think I've been sick more times in the last three months than I have been in the last five years.  I'm done with it!  OK.  I'll quit complaining now :)

Christmas felt really different this year because of being pregnant and hyper-sensitive.  I watched our Christmas Eve service online, rather than attending and that was really different.  I didn't do a lot of the prep I usually do and now the trees and decorations will stay up until after the baby is born and my hands can handle touching that prickly stuff (or until someone else volunteers to do it).  It was a decent Christmas, though.  We had our family Christmas on Christmas Eve and the kids had a lot of fun.  They got much LEGO this year, which they love.  It's always fun to get to sleep on the floor by the Christmas tree, too.

Our annual family Christmas photo

On Christmas Day, we hosted Jason's family plus one other and had a good day.  I made turkey and stuffing and others supplied the rest.  It was hard on my poor feet and I did wear shorts but everyone else seemed to think it was cold.  It was a good day of family and games and celebrating Jesus' birth.

Nana's tradition of "re-enacting" the Christmas story with the grandkids.

On the 27th, we headed up to see my family.  It was hard being at Mom & Dad's place because it was always so warm with so many people in it.  However, I didn't have to cook and the bedroom we stayed in was wonderfully cool so I actually got to sleep in a bed!  It was good to be home because everyone was actually there this year.  It's been a couple of years since we've all been home for Christmas and my brother came in from overseas so I really didn't want to miss it!

The entire gang - all 24 of us (and 2 on the way!)

However, now we're home and I'm just refusing to leave my house unless I have to.  Hopefully this baby comes soon but I really need to focus on something else!  I guess this has just been a little update of our Christmas and no, I don't have the rest of June's photos ready since my hands have not been co-operating!

Until next time...


  1. You can do it! Maybe this one will come early for you. Kyle thinks that maybe you are allergic to boys. If this one is also a boy, then we can tentatively say that he is right. Maybe try for a girl next?

  2. But we still don't want the baby coming out tomorrow, right? Or at this point are you passed caring?! :)

  3. You can do it!
    You can do it!
    You can finish!

    I am sorry that the end is so miserable, I still think maybe it is so we don`t want to be pregnant forever soon! Hold on, the reward is coming!

  4. I guess you can be thankful you aren't an elephant, however if you were one you could go roll in the mud or in a cool river. Oh well still praying you'll be able to hold out to the end. Who else is preggers in your family??