Wednesday, April 2, 2014

100 days and counting...

25 weeks. Only 14 weeks and 2 days until Mason's due date. 3 months and 8 days until his due date. 100 DAYS LEFT until his due date! HOLY MOLY! The closer and closer his due date gets, the more anxiety/overwhelmed I get! I know, I know. "Don't stress! It's not good for the baby!" But I think any mom out there knows exactly what I'm feeling.
We have registered for 5 (yes, 5) classes at the hospital we are delivering at. Newborn care, breastfeeding, an orientation class, and a class called "Happiest Baby on the Block" with soothing techniques. I called Brandon and told him I registered for all of these classes, told him he would be going with me, and sent him Google calendar invites straight to his email so he would remember all of them. He said "Ok, that's fine! Whatever you want me to do!" Those words are like heaven to a pregnant woman's years. Heck, to any woman's ears!
Let me pause for a second and just remind myself and everyone reading this how AWESOME Brandon has been throughout this pregnancy. I have huge hormonal rage outbursts (all of which have been taken out on him) and he just looks at me (by this point, I'm usually bawling my eyes out) and says "I love you. Everything is going to be ok." Gosh, I love him.
We also found out recently that we won't be able to move in our house (the house we are renting from a sweet couple @ our church) until after Mason gets here. Probably August/September. (Which actually is when our lease is up anyway!) We will not be looking for another house. I know this is the house God has intended for us to live in. At first, this made me very nervous. I have said this whole time we would not be bringing Mason home to a tiny apartment with two messy, loud dogs. Isn't it funny how God's plans and our plans rarely match up together? :) And to be honest, this is actually the least of my worries now. We will have to do some extra cleaning/rearranging in our apartment to be prepped to bring Mason home, but we can do that. Especially since we've already started!
So with all that said, you can see my anxiety level has been higher than usual lately. I know God is in control. I know God has a plan specifically for me, Brandon, and Mason. I know He will provide for us. I have faith in Him. And I believe He created Kate at The Small Things Blog if for any reason, to post this blog post today. (I realize how dramatic that sounds. I'm pregnant. Give me a break.) Yall, these were the EXACT words I needed to hear. And I know it was no coincidence that He led me to that blog for me to read them.
Let him have all your worries and cares,
for he is always thinking about you
and watching everything that concerns you.
1 Peter 5:7
Repeating these words over and over and over...
Side note: I re-read all of this before publishing it. How blessed am I? Seriously. I am so blessed to be pregnant, to be expecting a son, a precious baby boy. I am so blessed to have the problems that I have. For in trials and tests of trust, that's when I grow closest to Him. Thank you Lord for your blessings and for the trials you put in my way. I pray I never take this pregnancy for granted. I pray I never take Mason or Brandon for granted. Thank you for giving me even more purpose on this earth: being a mother. If there's something I've told myself this entire pregnancy, it's that it could always be worse. When I start feeling tired, sick, or just exhausted, or start thinking about having to live in an apartment with a baby - I think to myself "It could always be worse." I've been so thankful to have a great pregnancy thus far and I know God's got it all under control.

25 Weeks

Due date: July 11, 2014
Size of the baby: About the size of an eggplant!
Maternity clothes: Yep!
Gender: BOY! Mason Richard!
Movement: He's moving around more and more every day. He likes when I eat sweets and listen to the song "Happy" by Pharrell. Mainly because it makes his Momma happy and I start dancing around! lol
Sleep: Good nights & bad nights.
What I miss: Laying on my stomach! Ohhh I miss that.
Cravings: Sweets! and I've actually been craving milk lately!
Symptoms: Back & leg pain/cramps.
Best moment this week: Attending our first class Thursday night!
What I'm looking forward to in the next week: Being one week closer to meeting our baby boy!

I had an awesome weekend with my girls last weekend! They threw a small shower for me and surprised me with a prenatal massage! Heck yeah! It was awesome! We had lots of laughter, good food, and great memories! So grateful for them!

Awesome decorations & a cute fruit pizza!

Megan, Kate, Brooke, Sara, Bethany & Sam!

1 comment:

  1. You are so cute! Soak up that breastfeeding class! It is anything but natural...but it sure is beautiful, and if it doesn't work out, you need to supplement formula, etc. don't let those Le Leche nazis make you feel bad. Any breast milk is good,and any mother who feeds her baby, whether breast or bottle, is a good mama, Also, I have an unopened "Happiest Baby on the Block" dvd I got as a gift and never opened, if you like the class, I will send it to you :-) Good Luck Mama