i am terrible at remembering to take weekly photos. i do believe i will kick myself for not doing this at a later date. anyways, sometimes i take pictures on my phone to send to my mom. here i am at 38.5 weeks in my favorite hoodie and my favorite soccer shirt. gordon soccer has outfitted me most of my pregnancy (working at home while pregnant = genius), though my soccer shirts are quickly becoming too small - only the really soft russell ones fit.
that belly looks ridiculous to me. every time i see my reflection it freaks me out just a little. i am not going to lie, i cannot wait to be back to normal size...if i can ever achieve that again.
things i am excited for:
+watching ryan be the most wonderful father in the world
+eating foods that i like such as anything with citrus (oranges, lemonade...) and not throwing up
+giving and receiving real hugs (please ask my brother the kind of hugs i receive now)
+not being nauseous for nine months straight...even on anti-nausea pills
+sleeping on my belly and my back and my right side
+hugging beans...he has refused to jump up and give me hugs ever since i started showing
+not wearing maternity clothes
things i will miss:
+watching and feeling my belly move around constantly
+knowing jacob is growing safe and sound in there
+eating ice cream all the time and convincing myself it's okay because it's calcium for jacob
clearly there is not much i will miss about being pregnant. it hasn't been what i would call the most enjoyable experience of my life. however, it is one of the coolest things that i've been able to do. think about it. think about what this baby starts as and then ends as. it's truly a miracle.
for You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb. i will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. - psalm 139:13-14