And I don't have any! I know I'm going to need some in spades for motherhood, but waiting for Eloise to get here is getting on my nerves! In the beginning of my pregnancy I bought the book, "Exercising Through Your Pregnancy" and it talked about how women who exercise for the majority of their pregnancies often have babies who come a little earlier than their due date, easier labors, etc. Ever since then I've been thinking week 38-39 would be it! And I know those statements weren't for ALL women who exercise (except the easier labor part...I'm sure that was for all women who exercise), and I also know I am just now today at week 38 but... I am as impatient as they come!
And its so hot here, and I'm tired all the time, and I haven't felt even the hint of a contraction. My back aches, I'm cranky, I'm not sleeping. My sister went to camp for a week and I need her to walk with me in the mornings and hang out with me during the day. I have this huge, heavy belly, and my legs that need two days to recover from running 2.5 miles on the treadmill are slowly turning to mush. I can see it. Muscle leaving, fat accumulating.
Whine, whine, whine. I know, my life is so hard.
Okay, not really. I know I have a healthy baby girl waiting to be born and I am over the moon excited about that! I'm blessed to be able to stay home, rest when I need to, exercise when I can, and get the house ready for a new family member. I love that too. So in the midst of my whiny, impatient thoughts I know there is much to be thankful for and that I need to get a grip.
Today I'm packing my hospital bag, running a few little errands, maybe visiting the YMCA pool since I'm still sore from an AWESOME treadmill run on Monday. It felt soooooo good, but I started feeling the effects of it almost immediately. I'm finishing up my thank you cards and brushing up on my Bradley Method skills for natural labor. I do wish my sister was here to keep me company. I didn't realize how much fun I was having with her until she left for a week. BUT, I shall keep busy, soldier on, and try to be a little more patient.
The key word there is TRY.
In the meantime, check this out! This is my foxy mom with me! Am I cute or what! I hope Eloise has some extra chins.
I absolutely love this picture. I have no idea why except I'm all sentimental because I'm about to have a little one and do this very thing. I discovered a bunch of baby pictures of me the other day and showed them to Jason. I may not be the foxy lady my mom was, but I sure was a cute kid! And let me just say, looking at cute baby pictures does NOT help with the whole patience thing.