Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Best Things Come to Those Who Wait

As of today I have a week to go till my due date. Really I shouldn't expect anything to have happened yet right? I've been told that most first time mothers are a week late. However everyone I know who was pregnant the same time as me, had their baby early. I guess I do have to mention that several of the early ones also had premies. I want my baby to be healthy and ready, but doesn't the mom get a say in when she's ready? I have had to carry her for over nine months now and is it so wrong to want to see my babies face, oh and be able to turn over in bed without feeling like a beached whale? The hardest part is on the days I'm sure, this is it. I get my hopes up, then nothing. Like last night. I could not get comfortable. Every position made my back ache, legs cramp, hips fall asleep, have to pee... poor Joe. Although, on a side note, I was awake to witness him jolt half way across the bed, hitting me with his elbow on the way, because he was trying to get away from a yellow-jacket. :) But I really thought last night was it. I even had the "cramps" to prove it. But when I woke up this morning, it wasn't to be. I was just tired and uncomfortable. Then to make matters worse, one of my good friends, who, I might add, has the same due date as me, is timing her contractions as I write this. I really am happy for her, but is it wrong to wish that was me instead? I know my time will come, and looking back I will say it was all worth it. I know it's all worth it; for the moment I first lay eyes on my child, or watch my husband hold our little one for the first time. Those are things I have to stay focused on and try not to get too ahead of myself. After all, the best things come to those who wait.

One good thing about waiting... I finished the nursery. Here are some pictures to prove it.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Fun in the Sun

So I realized I haven't posted anything about my trip to Hawaii. This was my first trip there, so I figure it deserves a place on the Mog Blog.
I have always wanted to visit Hawaii, so when a couple great friends from college asked if I wanted to go with them, it didn't matter that I would be eight months pregnant.... Okay it did. :) I asked my doctor if it would be okay and she told me I could fly up to a month before my due date. I would have six weeks left to go at the time of the trip, so I was home free. However, I was a bit nervous about going into labor. But I didn't. Instead I had a great time with five girlfriends from college. Here are some pictures to prove it.

My Sister and I at Black Sand Beach in Hana.

Andrea and I at the beach by our hotel.

I had to get one belly shot in here. Now Grace can say she's been to Hawaii too and has the pictures to prove it.

The whole gang, Sarah, Shelby, Tara, Andrea, Me and Monica.

And what selection of pictures from Hawaii would be complete without one of a beautiful waterfall?

Monday, May 11, 2009

Growing... and Growing

Every month of pregnancy, starting in November (the last two are from Hawaii).