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.
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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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