Well, you are still reading my blog...so all the sass of the past few 7 Quick Takes clearly didn't turn you off too much. Thanks for sticking around. As a reward, I am going to be pleasant through all my Quick Takes today. :) I promise.
Baby Update, lots of braxton hicks and other things occurring! This leads me to believe the baby could come early, which would be full of awesome. I am 38 weeks on Tuesday, but you have to remember at 36 weeks, the baby was measuring 9.3 pounds. I know, I know, those things can be REALLY off. So, lets say the ultrasound tech REALLY screwed it up. I mean, by two pounds screwed it up. That still puts me at 7 pounds, two weeks ago. So, I am REALLY okay with going early (that was a lot of REALLYs).
Hey, I know there are at least a couple of you who read this and have had multiple c-sections. I am so nervous about going into labor and not getting to the hospital in time. This might be more intense because traditionally (with both my other boys) I dilate really slowly (a centimeter a week) with a crud ton of braxton hicks. So, I can already forsee it's gonna be tough to decide when to go to the hospital. Any advice on when you knew it was time to go to the hospital with your 3rd c-section or were you just confident you'd make it to your scheduled date? Any horror stories you want to share to make it worse? Whatevs, lay it on me, I am ready for it.
Guys. I am so.excited to bring the third kid into our home. As we get closer, that part gets more exciting. I can't wait to see John Paul interact with his big brothers. I can't wait to have the bassinet next to us. Weirdly enough, I am even pumped for nighttime nursing. It's so special, when it's so quiet in the house and it's just you and the baby. That's so nice. And, who would have thunk I would ever say this, but there is something really bizarrely special about those first few weeks, when I won't be sleeping and it's kind of all a newborn daze. Weird that I am looking forward to it? Maybe! Remind me I said all this in a few weeks.
Well that's a lot of baby news. I am trying to stay away from sass, it's not easy. Maybe I will tell you right quick, that our little Aaron now randomly says, 'I love you' and gives quick kisses and hugs throughout the day. I have been doing a lot of 'takin' it easy' because of pain, and sometimes the little dude will sneak up behind me and hug me from behind. His arms wrap around my shoulders. I tell him it's my favorite hug and now sometimes I ask for it. Can you just imagine when he is 6 foot somethin' tall and comes home from college and wraps his arms around me like that? Be.still.my.heart.
Oh, lemme tell you about my sweetheart Joseph Michael. He really is just the sweetest little thing. Lately, I have been doing a lot more cuddling with him during the day. I think I am subconsciously aware, he will only be my youngest for less than two weeks more. He always has been the best cuddle-er, and I am so thankful he still lets me hold him tight. His waddle walk is just about the cutest thing ever. I am a very blessed mom with that boy.
The summer went fast, and the baby has consumed most of my thoughts, so I haven't had time to discuss perhaps one of the most important things happening in our lives tomorrow...MICHIGAN FOOTBALL COMES BACK! Woot woot. The first few games are a little bit on the lame-o side, but I am still psyched. Aaron is letting me cook fun treats tomorrow for our little family's first 2013 game day. I got the jerseys ready for all three boys! DUDE. I am so excited. Probably one of the coolest things about having all three boys will be football Saturdays...Hail!
Last year's 'Game Day' photo
Okay, till next week, here's hopin' this kid gets here soon!!! :)