Tuesday, November 9, 2010

38 Weeks (what?!?)

{38 week belly}
Two. More. Weeks.  Whoa.  Seriously?  Ready or not, this baby is on his way!  I have been having some fun contractions for the last week or so and hope to find out at my appointment tomorrow that they have actually done some work.  We shall see.

Jer and I were talking last night about how it seems like I have been pregnant forever.  I suppose if we include the 5 1/2 months I was pregnant with Michael and add that to the 9 months I have been pregnant with this little guy, it's understandable.  It is almost surreal to think we will actually have a baby at the end of this pregnancy.  We are very anxious and excited over the whole ordeal.

Michael has been on my mind a lot these past few days.  I have had a flood of emotions rush back as it was this time last year that we were meeting with specialists and trying to figure out what was wrong with our sweet boy.  I have shed a few tears as I think about the pain we experienced during that time.  I decided to finally compile all of the pictures from his burial and put it in a slideshow yesterday.  That took a lot out of me, remembering the heartache that came along with burying our son.  However, I was also reminded of how incredibly blessed we were through our trial.  We recognize that it could have been much worse and we are just happy that our little Michael is now in a place waiting to see us again someday.

With just two weeks left in this pregnancy, I'm hoping we have everything ready!  We will be having my entire family here for Thanksgiving (yay!), so I'm also hoping this little guy has made his big debut by then.  Otherwise, everyone will have come to see my big belly instead of a cute bundle of joy.  Not nearly as much fun. :)

16 comments:

  1. your photo almost made me spit out my tea. too funny! your still so little so it looks just like a basketball tucked under your shirt.

    i'm so glad that God has blessed your family for a third time. can't wait to "meet" your new bundle of joy!

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  2. You are looking so cute Hilary!!! I'm so excited for you!!! Can't wait to see pictures of the new addition soon!!!

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  3. Oh I love that look on your face! Good luck with everything...can't wait to hear all about it:)

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  4. I'm so excited to see the new little baby! Wish I could see him in person, instead of just pictures on the computer!

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  5. you look adorable! :) so excited for you!

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  6. when you talk about michael i think about my bro nico- totally different stories but still all filled with love

    http://chloecolette.blogspot.com/2010/11/hero-nico.html

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  7. crazy how fast it goes!!!! well, slow AND fast. i remember thinking it went slower with brennan.

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  8. You look so adorable! Thanks for posting the picture. We are so excited for you! :) Loving your list making!!

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  9. YAYAYAY! So what's the word?! How's it comin along!? I'm interested to compare since you and I are so close (:

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  10. You look so beautiful, I remember those days!

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  11. So so close! 2 weeks! I hope he pops out before Thanksgiving for ya. That would just be all too convenient and all the more fun having your family there. I'm crossing my fingers for you!

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  12. Hey, my mom and I were checkin out your blog last night and we don't think it's very fair that when you are prego you are so stinkin cute and skinny!!!! (Although, I told her she was the same way so really I'm the one that's feeling a little jipped when it comes to getting good genetics!) Anyways~I'm so excited for you Hil! I hope I'll be able to get away to come and pay a visit here soon! Love you lots, and I'll try and call you back tonight. XOXO

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