Dec 7, 2012

It's been another month....really?

Geez, I thought I hadn't waited AS long this time to blog but it's already been a month. Well, you should all be getting used to it by now at least :)

I am 3 days away from my due date! It really has flown by and it still doesn't feel real to me we are about to have baby #4. I am so so excited to meet this little one but nervous for labor and delivery. I dream about being one of those women who say pushing is a breeze and painless. WHAT?! I still can't get over that one - seeing as it's by far the worst part of it for me and usually about the time my husband feels faintish :) I've been trying to not let it consume my thoughts and cause any fear...and just pray instead and know God will help me get through it as He has the last 3 times....and then I'll be holding and snuggling our brand new miracle. I cannot wait!

I am feeling good and have been nesting like a crazy woman. My laundry is completely caught up (which never happens, my laundry room is typically piled high with dirty laundry!), the kitchen floor is mopped, the fridge is cleaned out, my Christmas shopping is 95% done and gifts are wrapped, I'm completely caught up on all my photo editing except for one wedding, I just matched over 150 pairs of socks (yes, you read that right), I scrubbed my silverware holder (a true sign of nesting), I stuffed, sealed and mailed out 117 Christmas cards and the list goes on and on! I think I only have one or two things left on my list that I wanted to get done before baby. I feel good!

My due date is the 10th (Monday) but I've been hoping baby would come on Wednesday because his/her birthday would be 12/12/12 - cool birthday I know :) Plus, it's the last same digit day in our lifetime. Just a super cool birthday. I saw my midwife yesterday and she gave me a recipe that I am allowed to take anytime after the 10th if I choose that would most likely put me in labor. It's a combination of 4 nasty ingredients and it has put all of her patients in labor within 6 hours. Crazy I know! So, if I'm still prego on the 11th - I could pretty much guarantee my 12/12/12 babe - but, I don't think I'll do it. It sounds so gross and I'm good with baby coming whenever he/she wants to.

I have had some intense contractions for several hours a few times in the past week - but they have always calmed down and then I'll have days with nothing. My body just getting ready for this little one to come. It's exciting.

I had an ultrasound done last week and baby was measuring about 7lbs 4 oz. My midwife does not think this baby will be as big as Lincoln (9lbs) but, he/she could be of course. I mean, if I'm still pregnant a week from now I'm expecting another big babe! Not too excited about that - except for how stinkin' cute and chubby Lincoln was when he was born, I did love that.

Jeremy has felt girl all along and calls baby by our girl name. I keep leaning towards boy because of that darn u/s I had where I thought I saw something - even though the tech assured me 3 times it was just cord. Hmm, it messed with my head! Gracelyn is set on having a baby sister (because we already have a boy Lincoln she says) and I would love to give her a sister! It would make me so happy. But, I am super excited about another little boy also - and adore the name we have picked out for him so I'm really good either way. We hope Gracelyn comes to terms with being the only princess in the family if that should be the case :)

Here's a photo of my 39 week belly bump :)

I will be sure and post on the blog as soon as I can once baby arrives. I made two cute little name banners for each name that I plan to use when showing off our new baby boy or girl to the world. So, be on the lookout for that photo on the blog in the near future :)

Our other 3 littles are doing good, healthy and loads of fun. I love being their mom and thank God everyday for the opportunity. They are all so special in their own ways and I just feel so blessed I get to be their momma. It's such a gift!

My next blog post should be announcing baby Harrison #4 is here! Eeek! Exciting.

Our last photo as a family of five...

Much Love,
Momma Keri


Mom said...
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Mom said...

Love the and to more to complete your family:) I think, right????????

P.S. Oh by the way..I think your a amazing writer...maybe someday ou will write a book:)