Sunday, January 16, 2011

I'm going to be a mom!

Maybe it's a 'laura thing' but it has taken 34 weeks for this pregnancy to sink in.  Isn't that a long time?!? It took a couple stretch marks, watching my husband put a crib together, and catching a glimpse of my huge tummy in the mirror!, oh and doing my baby's laundry.  :) It's real though, and I stood in the doorway of my little man's room and wanted to literally jump for joy because I had a picture of him sleeping in his bed. 
I don't know what kind of mother I'll be.  Maybe at first I'll be frazzled and unsure of myself.  I have time before he comes and in that time I want to do a few things.
1.Spend some time in the Bible studying God's word because I need to hear it.
2.Entrust every fear and concern to Christ because there are things out of my control.
3.Soak up each moment with my baby boy as he's still inside of me and love every minute of it.  He's going to grow up too quickly and I don't want to forget to cherish these times.
4.Surround myself with woman that love God and will be an example of the kind of mother I want to be.  I'm putting in a special order for you ladies wherever you're at.  Will God do an express order for me? :)

Darren is leaving again for a few weeks and then will be home right before the due date.  I will miss him of course and even more so with this pregnancy coming to a close. Now is when I need the most help and he'll be gone.  I hope that doesn't sound too selfish! We have spent one incredible month together.  We loved each other well and I grew a deeper respect for that man.  He really is incredible in every way and I was spoiled with all this time having him home for two weeks!
My mom is coming to stay with me though! I can't wait to see her because i've been missing her so much and she keeps me sane.  She really is my best friend next to Darren and I don't know where i'd be without her.  It will be wonderful to have her around and I'm loving the fact that she'll see her grandson when he's born.  That will be special having her there.
To keep myself busy i'm going to scrapbook, finish my cross-stitch, decorate the nursery, and read. I think keeping it pretty low key will be nice. I am blessed to have this life and be married to a man that takes care of me and lets me stay at home with our son.
Last Friday Darren and I had free tickets from our apartments to a local hockey game.  We had fun venturing out and doing something new.  I love spending time with him no matter what we're doing, he makes me laugh and enjoy life.
I talked him into a McDonald's run on the way home because a cheeseburger and fries sounded sooo good at the time.  We're still not ready to eat in the new jeep though.  I had a nice laugh when I told him how messy kids are and he said we'd teach him not to be messy.  The funny thing..the man was not kidding! :) 
Tonight I made chicken pot pie and pretty much danced in the kitchen because it turned out amazing.  I informed Darren that I made the chicken the correct way and everything turned out perfect! While he ate I awaited his response and he looked up to me staring him down and he goes 'MMM it's good!'  I'm not sure what us ladies are looking for? If he worshipped me after every meal i'd find that weird lol. 
Well I have officially pulled out the body pillow again.  Why didn't I do this sooner?  I haven't taken it out for a month and it's been the month I needed it the most.  Thank you Ej for passing it along! I can't wait to snuggle into bed tonight and find comfort once again. :) Darren and I joked about me finding him with it in the morning..the scary part is that this might happen!

I washed out my son's clothes today to give them a fresh-ness and it was honestly an enjoyable process because I was adoring every article of clothing and picturing my baby wearing it.  This will be a one time only thing i'm afraid.  However when I put his clothes away I realized he doesn't have enough! There is a lot of 6 months and up but for when he's first born there's not a whole lot.  He doesn't have enough pants either! But i'm not sure if it's best to wait and see how big he is.  I don't need to go out and buy a lot but there's a few pants! He has enough onesies but it's still a little cold around here for him to just sit around in a onesie.  I'll figure it out :)
Alright well i'm going to end here tonight but here are a few pictures I took of the nursery. It's a mess right now but there's one of the dresser and crib.  I can't wait to decorate and buy his bedding then i'll have to post pictures of the completed nursery.  Hope you had a great day!

His crib! I love it :)

Darren did an awesome job assembling everything together!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah, Laura! I love that you "feel" motherhood upon you in such a joyous - and kind of hilarious - way! Inventory of your little boy's day-wear is a mom who had to deal with a little boy who liked to run around in his undies, I recommend getting him pants ASAP! LOL! One-piece sleepers are great with a onesie underneath. BUT! Learning to change those little buggers when they wiggle so much is a LOT easier with two-piece outter wear. Just sayin'. LOL!

God has chosen you to carry this little boy for good reason. You are caring, you are nurturing and you are one of His own. Our Lord understands that you are especially well-prepared to raise this child with Darren. You two have focused your hearts on Him and in turn, He has focused you on each other in preparation for this very lucky child arriving soon.

My prayers continue for a healthy continued pregnancy and a safe delivery of your little boy. God bless!