Sunday, March 9, 2008

From Triple to Double

Well....we've done it. We've crossed over the hundreds of days til Grayson comes, down to double digits. Today my widget tells me 93 more days to go. Whoa! How did we get here? Tomorrow I will be 3 months from due date. This is the home stretch. We CAN do this.

It is all starting to get a bit overwhelming. Not that I'm complaining....I'm so thankful for still being in this game. But there is so much to do, so much to plan for, so many changes ahead of us.

Grayson's nursery is near completion. His crib and changing table are up. The walls are painted. The closet is cleared and prepped. Rocking chair is in place. Curtains are up. So wierd!!

The gifts from registry lists have begun to arrive. On Friday we received our car seat and stroller combo. Boy does that make things so real. On the agenda today - seeing if there is any way in he!! that the car seat will fit in our 2 door convertible. I'm doubtful and have already made a trip to the dealership to talk trade ins...and head back there tomorrow to discuss that more. But we'll see. I hate to say goodbye to my pride and joy over the past almost year. We bought that car on a whim after our 3rd miscarriage last April. It was a silly, expensive, impulse purchase, but the point of it was to put a smile on my face every time I got in it. And you know still does to this day. I hate to get rid of it, but know that soon I'll have a little bundle to put a smile on my face every day instead.

Other things I have been saying goodbye to as of late:

My wedding rings. They were just way to tight and I had to let them go and upgrade (or downgrade depending on how you look at it) to a "fat band" as I refer to it. It's just a simple silver band...and of course it came in a blue box as all things silver should....but I still miss my other rings that have so much meaning.

My bikini line. Yep. I can't see it at all anymore. I know it still exists, but it's sure not in my view. This makes for an interesting go of it for keeping things well trimmed down there. I feel like a blind person just aimlessly playing with a razor. Funny the things you miss that you just never imagined you would.

Sleep. Oh sweet sleep, where did you go? Now I must admit, I've never been the best sleeper in the world anyway, but it's reached whole other levels these days. I'm lucky to get in 4 hours of it. I just can't get comfortable for longer than a little bit. I have the preggo pillow, I do the side thing, I even am still somehow managing to sleep on my stomach some too, but it's all in vain. Sleep evades me constantly. One thing I do know is that I am SO ready for the middle of the night feedings - I'm up anyway!

I leave you with a belly pic. This is actually the 1st belly pic that was taken of me my whole pregnancy. I resisted it until 22 1/2 weeks. I just was so afraid to chronicle things in this way...afraid to jinx things. This is now 4 weeks out of date, and yes, I am definitely bigger since then as the scale creeps so close to 30 lbs gained already. UGH! But...I thought I'd share the first pic of Debby and Grayson together.


Angela said...

I love reading your pregnancy stories!! ohhh the memories! I want a baby...hmmmm not possible anymore :(

Fertilized said...

moving right along... aren't you super cute

tracey said...

beautiful belly. prayerfully counting down with you. sorry about the flu - feel better soon!

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

WOW! Three months to's so exciting! Glad to hear that things are progressing nicely and I'm so with you on the not sleeping thing. Collectively, I might get 4-5 hours a night. So I definitely think I handle any of the late nights that come with this whole baby thing! :)

jill said...

Ugh, I hate the no sleep thing at the end. I've always been bad at sleep anyway and the end of pregnancy just made it so I literally didn't sleep for days at a time.

And I teared up a bit at your belly shot. You're so stinkin' cute pregnant!