my pirate & me at 37 weeks.
I had another sweet baby shower this week. Complete with a delicious pirate hat cake and a diaper treasure chest! We played a little guess-how-big-Amanda’s-belly game with ribbons. These little ribbons were the losers, thank goodness!
I’m feeling pretty tired and sore right now. Everything is swollen–my hands, my feet, my knees (is that possible?). And I’m feeling…inward. I’ve been reading Bradley’s childbirth book and he talks about one stage of labor where the mom suddenly turns inward and selfish (not in a bad way) to focus on her child. I kinda feel the same way right now. I’m not able to do much more than think about what needs to happen before my pirate arrives. Reading, blogging and even TV are basically out. Nothing can really hold my attention. (I actually marked all my blogs as read. ACK!)
So, the word “countdown” is very real. I know he could be late, but potentially he could be here any day. It’s very surreal. I’m treasuring my days with Lydia and my little family of 3. But also excitedly nervous about my new family of 4!
(btw, photography by Lydia. not bad, huh?)