Thursday, July 1, 2010

Week 34

I can't believe we're almost there!

We've taken a bunch of classes. We had our baby shower. We met with our doula this week to go over some things about labor and the birth. We're touring the childbirth center at our hospital next week. It's almost time...sort of. :)

The third trimester has brought some mood swings. One day I feel awesome and on top of the world and the next I feel irritable and/or teary. I know that some of this is because we recently had to deal with looking for a new place to live and moving, which is stressful even if you aren't in your third trimester of pregnancy, but some of it is purely hormonal.

Aside from the weird moods, physical slowness (it takes me much longer to walk to my office when I get off the bus these days), and difficulty getting comfortable, turning over in bed, and getting up out of chairs and off the couch, I'm feeling pretty good. :)

I'm so excited that it's almost time to meet our baby! I can't wait to see him, hold him, and kiss him for the first time. I can't wait to be a mom. I can't wait to get to know our son. I can't wait to see Drew with our baby. He's going to be such an amazing father and I can't wait to witness it.

I'm also nervous. I'm nervous about being a good mom. I'm nervous about knowing/learning how to take care of him. I'm worried about our finances. I'm worried that my lack of mommy skills will warp him forever. You know, the usual stuff. :)

This is going to be a huge adventure and I'm ready for it to start. I can't imagine what it's going to be like and I'm looking forward to finding out.


  1. Hi -- it's been awhile since I've caught up with blogs on my Google Reader -- being a 47-year-old student doesn't help with time management! I think I was drawn to the title of your blog, because the little boy I have been caring for has parents just a little younger than me.

    Anyway, looking forward to hearing all about your new arrival -- by the date of your last post, you might be busy with your new baby right now! All new parents have worries and anxiety, but as soon as you meet your little guy, it will all fall into place!

    Best wishes -- Dee :D

  2. Did you have mood swings early in the pregnancy too? I'm only in my 5th week and I think I've gone crazy. Hopeing they get better? I'm nervous about being a mom too, but excited at the same time!

  3. Hi Cecilia - Not really. My biggest issue in the first trimester was just being EXHAUSTED much of the time. I felt great in the second trimester and at the beginning of the third, then the mood swings started. I don't have them very often though.

    Hi Dee - I'm still waiting for Nathaniel to be born. I'm 39 weeks and my due date is August 8th, so any time now! We can't wait to meet him. :)