Tuesday, April 7, 2009
We are at 34 weeks and getting very anxious. The first half of the pregnancy seemed to go by so slowly and now time just seems to be flying by. I have 3 weeks of work left, and a week of spring break (much needed!) I am feeling alright, still feeling sick, depending on what I eat. My back has begun to ache and I am having upper back spasms, but I can definitely deal with it and know that it will be WORTH IT!! Sammy is still moving a ton and likes to press down hard on my bladder which allows me the great privilege of seeing the clock often during the evening hours. It is good practice for what is to come, I suppose.
Baby Showers: I feel very blessed to have been celebrated by my friends in Oklahoma who gave me a shower at the end of February and also a shower with my friends here in Colorado. Sammy and I felt very loved and celebrated and had a wonderful time at both.
This last weekend Mark and I attended a fun-filled day of breastfeeding/childbirth classes up at the hospital. It was very interesting and we learned a lot as well as got to discuss how we plan to handle things when the big moment arrives. How do I want to manage pain? Do I want Mark to talk me through contractions? Do I want music, etc? We also got to take a tour of the facility, which we have seen many times before but definitely with a fresh perspective this time.
Also we are starting to get very curious as to when this new little bundle of joy will actually arrive. I hear there is a pool going in Oklahoma! We know that our lives will be different and so we are both trying to get in those last few things we want to do before he/she arrives. Mark is planning poker nights and itching to get in a camping trip and I am stressing about keeping things stocked in the house: do we have enough toilet paper, paper towels, etc. I know, silly things to worry about. But in all seriousness we hope to be able to plan/communicate with each other after little Hubbard arrives and still allow ourselves the freedom to do the things we enjoy (poker nights, Rock Band, coffee with friends, camping weekends, etc.) We both think it is important.
In other news we officially started a small group last night. There are 8 of us who will be meeting every other week. As we were all talking about what we want from the group it seemed evident that we were all excited to be a part of a group of people who are connected with each other both emotionally and spiritually. I am thankful that we will be a part of this group and look forward to sharing our lives with them, also excited to see what directions we decide to take with the group.