Tuesday, January 29, 2013

What I'll Miss

I'm still pregnant.  In case you wondered.  39 weeks, 1 1/2 days, to be precise.  Also known as "very pregnant".  Sometimes people feel the need to reassure me that it's not abnormal to go past your due date, especially with your first child.

On average, 10 days over.

I want to cut those people.



There is good in this, and I strive to see it.  My baby is safe and healthy, getting pudgy and, as some unthinking (obviously male) editor of Babycenter.com reminded me yesterday, approximately the size of a small watermelon.  REALLY?  Watermelon?  That's the fruit/vegetable that you felt it was appropriate to compare this bambino to?

*cough*

I digress.

As I was trying so very hard to say, I'm doing what I can to enjoy this time.  The fact that my life doesn't revolve around 2-hour feedings, the fact that I can go back to sleep in the morning after Mr. Fireman goes to work.  The general quiet and ability to go grab icecream and a movie on the spur of the moment.  I know these things will change, and I'm pretty sure they will be missed.  So I'm trying to savor these final days of Him & I, of "just us" even though this babe has been a spector in our lives wor, well, about 39 weeks and 1 1/2 days.

But the hardest part, especially with a first baby, I think, is knowing what you'll miss.  I'm sure there's things I'm doing without any fanfare that are actually lasts that should be savored.  Did I just make my last cinnamon rolls without interruption?  Did Duke & I just take our last walk up and down our hill?  Feel those tiny feet Ninji-chop my ribs for the last time?  I love to celebrate, and I'd like to appreciate what I have going on here, but there's much I don't know.

So what will I miss?  What should I savor?  What are some lasts that could get overlooked, but should not?

<3 M.

21 comments:

  1. Eating dinner in peace. And going out to dinner!! My life revolves around food so these were important to me :)

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    1. Food. Oh, how I love food :)

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  2. Going to the bathroom by yourself. Savor it. I know it feels like it's happening entirely too often right now but really. Treasure it.

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    1. Bathroom, eh? I'll try!

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  3. Sleeping. As in going to bed when YOU'RE tired, not waiting until someone else is. Getting up when you're rested. Sleeping the whole night through with no interruption. Napping on a Sunday afternoon at your own discretion. I think you get my drift. This is what I missed most. And going somewhere with just your keys and your wallet. I'm so happy that you're giving all of this up!!!!

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    1. You would be happy, Momma :)

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  4. Seconding the bathroom comment!

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  5. Sleep, sleep, and sleep. There's more, but every bit of life is changed by lack of sleep. Enjoy your last days with your baby in your belly!

    My baby turned 13 today. So very hard to believe.
    ~FringeGirl

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    1. 13 years... that seems so far away! Hard to believe it'll go by like a flash. I'll work on the sleeping!

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  6. Take heart! The longer they cook, the higher the IQ. It is a good and noble thing you do. And you will miss all kinds of stuff, but none of it will matter the first time your kiddo stretches and arches his/her little back--heart melting! I don't have a baby anymore and I miss Johnson's Baby Shampoo. Would it be strange to use it on my dog?

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    1. I'd totally use it on your dog! Don't know if he/she would appreciate being dressed in a onesie afterwards, but still... :) Thanks for the encouragement!

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    2. Hmmmmm....it's a thought.

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  7. I love that picture of your belly, it's so perfectly round. I can only imagine that these last few days are dragging by. Try to enjoy them. And then come to my blog and mock me with those words when I'm overdue and begging this kid to GET OUT.

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    1. Haha, I'll be sure to do that! And this belly... it's really like a beach ball!

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  8. illerate granny1/30/2013

    I am so happy that you are going to have the chance to want to sleep.What's sleep?? There are a lot of couples who wish they had that reason to lose sleep. Enjoy your little ones, as one day they will be grown and on their own. Then you wll have all the time you want to sleep . I know in a couple of weeks you will be saying " my gramma is nuts" but in a few years you will see what I mean. Hang in there sweetie,you will love and cherish every moment even at 1am , 3 am....etc.. Love you

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    1. I'll do my best gram, and I promise not to tell you when I think you're nuts :)

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  9. Enjoying a shower without straining your ears because you think you hear the baby crying. Eating a hot meal, without interruption. Having any snack/drink in the house be MY special treat and not having to share with anyone. Those are some of the small things I miss. But not enough to trade my babies. Not. At. All. :) Enjoy your last few days!!!

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    1. No one ever does say they'd trade :) I suppose expecting the house to be quiet will be a thing of the past before long! Thanks for the list & sweet wishes!

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  10. Did you see this? Prepare to laugh.
    http://www.kellehampton.com/2013/01/diary-of-mad-nesting-woman.html

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    1. I did see that. Makes me think I've never even moderately experienced nesting :) Haha, it really made me laugh. And feel relief :)

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