Monday, January 16, 2012

Riley is full term and still in the womb...the waiting game begins!

Yep the belly button is sticking out even more!

37 weeks FLEW by. It feels like we were just looking at the pregnancy test, seeing the heartbeat for the first time, sharing with family and friends our good news...and any week now Jackson really will welcome home his little brother or sister! We can hardly wait!

...and now these last weeks will slowly drag on and each night I will think this might be my last before baby! This waiting and not knowing is the hardest part of pregnancy in my opinion. For a Type A like myself, the unplanned part of going into labor, my water breaking, where will Jackson be, etc. is driving me nuts and causing me to wake up at 4 a.m. and STAY AWAKE. 

Yep, insomnia issues have returned. I asked the doctor if it was ok to take a "blue dreamer" (Kirkland P.M.) every other night. She said of course...and that I needed my rest before the birth of this little boy or girl. Which is why I officially start maternity leave tomorrow! YAY! Jackson will still be in preschool full time until just before Valentine's Day but that doesn't mean I can't bring him in late or pick him up me time to prepare the nursery some more, run errands, and of course, REST. I am looking forward to it! 

P.S. We celebrated Big Brother's 3rd birthday early over the weekend...will post pix soon! So much fun to see him SO excited!!!

1 comment:

  1. Ah, I can't wait for Baby Riley to make his/her arrival! I can't believe you guys are going to be surprised... the long wait is almost over. Try to rest, relax, and enjoy these last few days/weeks with your sweet little 3 year old.