Monday, August 4, 2008

Waiting for Baby

It is starting to get old. I've been pregnant for, like, 7 full months. That is the entire year of 2008 so far. It was fun at first. I liked seeing my belly grow, but now the sleepless nights, endless heartburn, inability to breathe and move are making me think that I'm just about ready.

I was thinking last night as my stomach acid decided to take a detour up my throat,"Why is this so long and uncomfortable?" And then I realized if pregnancy was easy and short and fun, everyone would have a baby whenever they had the slightest inclination to do so. Well, I guess it shouldn't surprise me that God knows what he is doing.

I am getting so excited to have my baby! (not just to return my body to its former state) I know it is going to be hard and there is a lot I have to learn, but generally the things in this life that are the most difficult and also the most worth it. If that is true, then having a baby has to be the most worthwhile experience possible. Yeah, I'm scared out of my mind for this increasingly large baby boy to come out of me (who wouldn't be), but the more I learn, the less I fear.

I know, almost for a fact, that my baby is going to be HUGE! He is strong and kicks a lot, but I know he is going to be large because of his genetics. I was 9 lbs. 6 oz and Matt was 8 lbs. 3 oz. All my friends are having little petite 6-7 lb infants. I'm pretty sure I'm going to give birth to a toddler. Even so, I know I can handle this (at least that is what I tell myself).

I can't wait to see you baby boy!

Baby Ashley
Baby Matt


Graham & Heather said...

I love it! Good luck on the final stretch and hopefully the little guy isn't too big.

Brad. Lindsay. Logan. Jules. said...

Man what a chunk you were. How cute. I think part of having to wait so long and be in pain and so tired helps you remember that you went through a lot to bring them here to this earth. They mean more to us that way I think, so when they are super naughty, which they will be from time to time, you don't end up putting them up for sale. But seriously, Ashley, it will be over soon and you will be a great mom. I am so excited for you.

Justen said...

I can't believe you're due in like 5 weeks! Do you have a name yet? We're having a boy in December and can't think of any names that we like. I think you're going to be the best mom ever.