Friday, 24 July 2009

Pregnancy - Nearing the End!

Well, it's happened. I cannot wear my wedding rings any more. I lasted a lot longer with this pregnancy than with the last one. Last time I developed a temporary gold allergy, so my rings made me itch. Juli likes to play with my new "necklace", saying "Mommy's rings don't fit!" Today I am 35 weeks pregnant. It seem surreal that the end is so close. I feel like I have been pregnant forever...and will be pregnant forever. I can't wait to be able to roll over in bed again. I also can't wait to meet my little boy and start getting to know him. I want to know what he looks like, what his personality will be like, and all the things that go along with the advent of a newborn. Since I only have five weeks left, and no energy at all, I have decided to drastically curtail my pre-baby to-do list. Between the pregnancy exhaustion, and the hot weather, there is no way I will be doing any more fence painting. JK's room probably won't get painted yet either. But I did manage to work on painting her dresser this week! I had KD move it into the basement so that I didn't roast while painting in the garage. I just have to do the inside of three of the drawers, spraypaint the knobs, then do a little decorative painting. I think I can handle that. My roman blinds are almost finished. I just have to assemble them. KD will help me with that tonight, then it's bye-bye to the blue velvet! Next on the list is window-coverings and bedding for JK's room. Anything else for her room can be worked on after she's already sleeping in her big-girl room. Then once she's moved, I can decorate the baby's room. But one of the most important pre-baby tasks KD and I have to do is find a name we can agree on! We're working on it, but it's hard! We've been reading The Baby Name Wizard's book, and even KD finds it quite helpful.
Even while I'm in the midst of anticipating the baby's arrival, I am having fun with my daughter. Yesterday, after a particularly cranky day, JK and I had some nice mother-daughter cuddle time snuggling on our bed reading her current favourite book. It is one of the first times that I've been able to relate to JK as a daughter, rather than as a baby or toddler who needs to be cared for. I am greatly looking forward to our relationship developing. I love my beautiful girl!

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