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Posted by on May 10, 2012 in Childbirth, Children, Family, Life, Motherhood, Natural Childbirth, Philosophy, Pregnancy, Stay At Home Mom | 0 comments

Flashback:  The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Of Pregnancy:  36 Weeks + Counting

Flashback: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Of Pregnancy: 36 Weeks + Counting

I found this written & ready to post in my ‘drafts’ folder. Oops! Pregnancy brain struck again! Ten weeks later, I have to say this summed up how I was feeling at the time. And going from two to three? That will be a whole other blog…

Tick, tock.  Tick, tock.

As I approach 36 weeks, I gain a little more confidence and a little less sleep.

Let’s get one thing out of the way:  I am ready to birth this baby.  My anxiety has turned into confidence & my fears have changed to hope.  All will be well.

The sleepless nights, well, that’s a different story.  I missed my acupuncture appointment last week and definitely noticed a difference.  Luckily she got me in for a treatment recently & everything is better so far.

Here’s some random thoughts from my random brain:

I was folding baby girl clothes and it hit me.

WE REALLY ARE HAVING ANOTHER BABY.

Why is it so hard to grasp this time?  I feel her every move – hiccup, kick, stretch.  She responds to my voice, singing and talking.  I know she’s in there.  It just doesn’t seem real yet.

Oh, I know it will feel real really soon.  I like to plan ahead sometimes, it would be nice to get a sneak peek into what life will be like as a family of five.  Everyone says the shift from having two to three is easier than going from none to one or from one to two.  That is reassuring.  We keep telling ourselves we got this!  I know in my heart that we do.  We are feeling so blessed, so fortunate to be the parents of such amazing children.  And we get to do it again!  So fantastic!

I’ve outgrown most of my maternity clothes in the belly.  It’s stretch pants & comfy shirts from here on out!  I can live with that ;).

I went and bought some yarn today.  Some really nice yarn.  Some really, really nice yarn.  I figured this baby should get a really nice blanket, and hopefully a hat.  It’s beautiful, colorful merino wool…soooo soft.  I enjoy making things from love and this will be no exception.  I’m sure the blanket will not be finished before the baby arrives but you never know!

We think we’ve decided on a name.  This one hasn’t changed in about 10 weeks, that’s a long time in pregnancy weeks!  We will still keep it private until we know for sure which will be when we meet the little Sweet.  It’s been fun with both of our children to see who they are before we decided on a name.  Good thing, too.  Tavia was almost Tallulah.  Marsden would’ve been Leighton.  Interesting how things end up the way they are.

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