Sunday, December 13, 2009

Things I like about being pregnant:

*feeling Augustine move inside of me: Especially during this 3rd trimester, when I can literally feel my stomach and locate his feet and bum, I feel like I am just holding him all day and all night long. The first thing I do in the morning is touch him, and the last thing I do at night is touch him. When I wake up in the middle of the night, I feel him and encourage him to make a little movement. I am so thankful to God everytime he moves.

*sharing special moments of anticipation and joy with Luke: We spend a lot of time dreaming about the future of our little boy. I love living in the present as a couple, yet joyfully anticipating the exciting adventure of parenthood.

Things I don't especially like about being pregnant:

*getting dressed: For the record, I have only purchased one pair of maternity jeans, one pair of maternity dress pants, and a handful of maternity shirts (most of which still look ridiculous on me). So getting dressed has been a bit boring for several months now... I think I need to convince Luke that I can go on a shopping spree after the baby is born because I didn't spend very much money on maternity clothes!

*taking 2-3 iron pills (+ my prenatal vitamin) everyday: Admittedly, a small price to pay for a healthy mom and baby, but they are still not my favorite. I am guessing I will have to contine taking them while I breastfeed, but perhaps at some point I can stop.

*having to think before I put anything in my mouth: No sushi, deli meat, food that has sat out too long, beer, wine, caffeine, and the list goes on...

*peeing in the middle of the night every.single.night: Enough said.
Things I am most excited about once Augustine is born:

*seeing what he looks like!!!: I absolutely cannot wait to see what our Little Man looks like. It seems natural to me that he would look more like Luke since Luke is a boy, but I am sure he will have features from both of us. I am wondering what color his hair will be, how much hair he will have, what color his eyes will be, how tall he will be, etc!
*breastfeeding: Although I know it may be a challenge, I am really looking forward to the bonding of breastfeeding. I am so looking forward to the moment after he is born when I get to hold him skin to skin and breastfeed him for the first time.

*watching Augustine and Luke interact: Seeing Luke hold our baby will probably be one of the best things in the world. Luke is already an amazing Father, and it will be awesome to see that materialize once Augustine is born.
Overall, my pregnancy has been awesome, and I really cannot complain. I have loved the experience, and it has been so much more amazing that I had imagined--growing your child inside of you for nine months is incredible! I am sure nothing can compare to holding Augustine is my arms, but I will definitely miss being pregnant at times...God-willing I will be able to experience it again soon!

Picture of Augustine's nursery!

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