April 20, 2010 § 1 Comment
39 days until your due date! We will be seeing your sweet face for the first time so soon. I’m finally feeling prepared and ready and I know just a couple of weeks from now I will be even more ready to meet you.
Right now, as I type, I’ve got all sorts of your clothes and blankets and “stuff” in the washing machine getting them ready for you. With each little onesie or outfit I fold for you, I constantly think about how amazing it will see you in each of them. The thought simply blows my mind at this point.
A couple of weeks ago, your dad and I made the six hour drive back to Jackson, Miss. for the weekend. Your grandma Lolly, Aunt Amy and Aunt Jan threw me a little shower. We got all sorts of fun gifts for you and it was really nice to see everyone too. We had not been home since Christmas and you have grown quite a bit since then (which means I’ve grown quite a bit in the belly area!).
Exhibit A taken tonight…
We started birthing classes at the hospital where you are going to be born last week. I’m really glad we decided to take them too. There’s so much to know and remember about your arrival and I feel so much better having someone who truly knows what they are talking about giving me the details. Last night we watched a video of a baby being born. I was worried about your dad and wasn’t sure he was going to make it through it. I looked over at him during the middle of it and he was fanning himself; I thought he might pass out. But don’t worry, he’ll be so excited the day you are coming none of that stuff will even phase him!
This past weekend we also got your stroller and car seat! (Thanks, Poppy and Lolly)
You are constantly moving these days. You’ve gotten so big too that some of those kicks can hurt! It doesn’t bother me at all though and I’m enjoying every second of it because I know right now that means you’re healthy and happy. And that’s all that matters to your mama.
I do have a new pregnancy ailment that popped up a couple weeks ago. Swollen feet and ankles. And not just any swelling but so massively big and ugly my feet look like that might explode at any moment (your daddy thinks it’s funny that I use the work explode to describe it). I’ve started drinking almost 80 ounces of water a day, I’m trying to keep my feet up as much as possible and am cutting back on my salt. All that has helped a little bit but it’s still hard to fit in all of my shoes. I’ve had it pretty good this whole time I’ve been carrying you though so I’m not going to complain too much about this one since it’s only a few more weeks. 🙂
Ainsley, I cannot believe we are so close to meeting you. Watching that birth video last night made me realize just how emotional and overwhelming it will be the first time your dad and I get to meet you. I will warn you – there will most likely be a lot of tears from both of us, but they will be nothing but tears of pure joy.
All my love,