Thirty Eight Weeks.

Tomorrow is induction day. It has arrived. I will be 38 weeks and 3 days pregnant. They are inducing due to a predicted giant size child and my high blood pressure.

I can not believe this day is finally going to be here in just a little while. Pregnancy is so weird because in some ways it seems like yesterday that I saw those two lines and in some ways it feels as if I have been pregnant forEVER. This pregnancy has been interesting, more so than the others, because I know that this is our last. I fight the…”this is the last time I will…” syndrome it seems daily. I am trying to put all of that aside and enjoy what I can, because strangely I always look back on pregnancy and “enjoy it” while in my memories. Perhaps, it is simply because I can focus on the good parts only.

Today I broke my jail cell of bedrest for a 40 minute pedi because frankly it’s criminal to deliver a child with ugly feet, right? I couldn’t help but thinking as this 40 pound Asian woman was massaging my feet that she seemed strangely close to the size of my children when they are born. I think bedrest has made me delusional. I was then interrupted by the strange sensation of her blowing on my toes. Yes, blowing. I don’t think I have ever had someone blow on my toes. It was quite strange. I know what you are thinking but there was no polish on yet. I have no idea what she was doing, but frankly was too tired to care. After I was safely sitting under the dryer with prettified feet, she came over and started twirling my hair. Just as I was thinking…hmm is this creepy or cute…she interrupted my thoughts with the comment….”do you want a trim? You’re hair is really dry?” um WOW.

Tonight, we enjoyed Round Table Pizza and the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Special all snuggled up in our room for one last movie night as a family of five. So weird.

My kids were INSANE today. So many emotions running around in all of us. My six year old questioned me today if I would be able to take care of her as good when Greyson comes. Ugh.

I am hoping for good sleep tonight, yet am overwhelmed with wondering what tomorrow will bring. I am hoping by fourth baby this child will be born in some sort of record time and completely pain free…Hey, a girl can dream right?

Tonight. I am saying good bye to heart burn, aching bones, side sleeping, and baby bumps.

Tomorrow will give way to days of tummy laying, pure exhaustion, and sweet baby kissing. I can not wait until they lay this little guy on me for the first time. It is by far the best feeling in the world and I have been waiting for that moment for months.

Sweet dreams.

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4 Responses to Thirty Eight Weeks.
  1. gina Sockman
    November 8, 2010 | 10:47 pm

    and…….this would be the post that moved me to tears………hurry and have that baby so i can enjoy those baby kisses…….cannot wait to snuggle you new little baby!!!

  2. Charrisse
    November 8, 2010 | 11:07 pm

    What a beautiful post Darcy! Little Greyson is entering into a very special family. Keeping all of you in my prayers tomorrow. Looking forward to meeting him.

  3. Vikie
    November 9, 2010 | 4:27 am

    Praying for a quick, uncomplicated delivery Darcy. Congrats!

  4. Sweet Mummy
    November 11, 2010 | 4:36 pm

    WOW! I hope everything went really well and that mom and baby are doing fantastic right now.

    Blessings!
    ~ Sweet Mummy
    newest follower from MBC
    It’s OK to be WEIRD!

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