Tuesday, August 4, 2009

34 weeks

http://pregnancy.emedtv.com/pregnancy-week-by-week/34-weeks-pregnant-p5.html
Here we are! Less than 4 weeks before we get to hold this little one in our arms (and probably NEVER put her down!) It's getting so close and time is passing so quickly. We've got plenty to do before the big arrival!(actually Shaun has plenty to do! haha) I'm also really grateful for all these NST's.. a few weeks ago, I thought it was 'overkill' I didn't really need to be seen twice a week, right? Now, I look forward to these appointments - I need the reassurance that she's doing well in there. The closer we get, the more anxiety I feel. I will never go back to the happy innocence that I felt this same time last year.. it's just not possible. There are a few items that I'd like to buy.. but I struggle to buy them before she's home... small things, like baby wipes, nursing cream, - we've still got a giant box of diapers in the closet.. and can clothes that were washed last year still be clean enough for a baby or should I wash them again? I've tried so hard to not 'count my chickens' but the truth is, this little chicken has counted for months already! We have 3 children... no matter what happens now. Gwen is usually excited about the baby - but every once in a while, she changes her mind.. "I don't want a baby anymore" - yowch, that stings! Maybe she's protecting herself just in case? I don't know if a 3.5 yr old is capable of something so deep? I've also realized (aside from just plain ole' preggo brain) why I can't remember ANYTHING! It's because from the time I wake up til the time I go to bed, I'm constantly thinking - when is the last time she moved? I've only got room for so many thoughts! I even think this when I wake up in the middle of the night to pee! I get worried.. I haven't felt her in a while!? Uhh... DUH! You've been sleeping! Hey, I'm just amazed that it's taken me THIS long to get a little nuts! haha But, I'm not the only one.. yesterday while talking to my mom I said.. my back it hurting! :( (I think I had a bit of that sciatic nerve thing going on that people always talk about) and she says "is the baby moving?" I was like, yeah.. well not at the moment, but a little bit ago.. sooo anyhoo.. I guess that's all I got for now! 27 DAYS!

7 comments:

Heather E said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your belly!! The shot of Shaun kissing your belly from your viewpoint is brilliant!!! I know everyone is looking forward to Delaney's birth but no one as much as you and Shaun. As far as Gwen being aware, you have one smart little girl and I bet you are right about her wanting to protect herself and it also means she will have to "share" mommy. Don't forget you will be in the hospital for at least two or three days which gives family plenty of time to wash clothes and get the necessary items you will need. We are still praying everyday for a wonderful birthday for Delaney!!!

Michelle S. said...

Shannon - you look so beautiful! I am always in awe of the beauty of a pregnant belly! Can't wait to meet Delaney!

Lachlan's Mum said...

Wow, you look great! Not much longer now. I'm glad the NSTs are going well!

Inanna said...

Counting down with you! :)

Just Breathe said...

Can't wait!

Melissa said...

Those are beautiful pics Shannon! The 1st is my fave of you. You look radiant.

Wow..4 weeks!!!!!!

Michelle R said...

you have the most beautiful pregnant belly ever!!
I can not wait to see you holding your sweet baby girl in your arms!