Thursday, January 10, 2013

nearing the end

I just realized how long it's been since I updated. And I went back to my last post. Geez, I was emotional! I guess it comes and goes. But today I'm feeling much better :).

Overall we had a great holiday. In some ways it was a completely different feeling, and in some ways I experienced the same uncertainty and sadness as some previous years. We had some "anniversary" days related to the miscarriage that were definitely difficult. Thankfully Max was by my side and so understanding.

January 1 brought the realization that I am having a baby this year. Deep breath. Wow.

We've had a bit of a rough start to the year health wise. First Max had a sinus infection. I am now recovering from a cold. And now Max has the flu. I'm just praying I don't get it! I did get a flu shot in the fall so hopefully I'll be safe. Our house was also broken into this week in the middle of the day. Luckily, we believe our super star guard dog prevented them from getting too far. They basically emptied out a couple of jewelry boxes/stands. Unfortunately, they got a few things that are irreplaceable but of little value to anyone but us. It's just a bummer.

Pregnancy wise I'm not doing too bad. I'm almost 37 weeks and I keep hearing how miserable I should be. But it's ok so far. His movements are starting to get a tad painful at times, and I'm sure that will get worse before we're done. My biggest problem is how tired I am. The morning is a major struggle. Fixing my hair, which has always been a bit of a process, feels like I'm running a 10k.

I still feel like we have a lot to do, but we are slowly marking things off the list. The sicknesses haven't helped matters. I definitely have a lot to do at work before my last day. I'm just trucking along, trying to get as much done as I can at both home and work before he gets here.

At this point I'm just trying to take things as they come. I'm not yet wishing for things to speed up or for time to slow down. On one hand I am so ready to hold him, on the other I'll take all the time I can get to be more prepared. Either way, it will happen how it happens!


  1. I'm so sorry to hear about the burglary! That's simply awful. I remember being told at a neighborhood watch meeting to check out nearby pawn shops for items if we were ever burglarized. It may not work, but if you do find your items, pawn shops have to return hot items to their owners (hence I would also contact the police).

    Glad to hear otherwise that things are well.

  2. I'm so sorry to hear about the burglary. Although I'm glad you are ok, losing irreplaceable pieces is a hard pill to swallow. Ugg.

    But more than anything I hear so much peace from you. And in that, it brings me so much joy. I know I only joined you after your pregnancy started but I have gotten so much strength from you. I hope that you feel it in return. And as you said- it will happen how it happens. And lady, it's happening!! xo

  3. I'm so sorry to hear about the burglary and sickness! That sucks. Glad that late pregnancy is being mostly kind!

  4. So so so excited for you! Hope these last few weeks are less stressful and more healthy!

  5. Oh my gosh, you are so close! I gave birth at 37 and 4 days, so you could be closer than you think! I am glad you updated. I know how hard it is to find energy near the end, but I hoped to hear from you.
    Glad to know you are feeling well-ish and sorry to hear of the break-in. Some people suck bad.