At first I was hesitant to begin my maternity leave as I had visions of working until August 1st...something that I quickly realized was not going to be very practical. I am really happy I took the time off as it gave me the rest I and baby needed due to developments and I feel I will be in a better place when he arrives. It was truly what was best for us both and Im happy my husband and dr. insisted I follow their direction. As my hubby always points out there really is nothing more important than our baby's health and well being right now.
The time has gone by very quickly and I cannot believe that today is August 1st and our little one is due in a week from today!!! It feels like just yesterday I was sharing the big news with my husband and we were starting on this journey.
Having both of our moms out from NY to visit this past month has been great. I cannot thank them enough for everything they did while here it truly made my last month so much more pleasant and enabled me to get things finished without completely wiping myself out. It was also great to have a sounding board for all things pregnancy and support when our birth plan began to look like it was going to have to take a big change. They were fantastic even when I wasn't the most pleasant person to be around!!!
My mom left last week when we found out baby wasn't coming as was a possibility so that the hubby and I could have some time together before our new addition joins us. We know he can come any day now and waking up with a 50 / 50 chance of having a baby each day is absolutely crazy to me!!! We're excited for him to join us but at the same time the nerves have begun to set in, at least for me. Trying to take it day by day and enjoy the rest of my pregnancy as much as I can between the typical discomforts. As much as some days I feel terrible and cranky being so big, sore and generally uncomfortable I will really miss being pregnant and having my little guy in my belly!! Enjoying all his movements as he gets ready to make his big debut. All in all as the days pass by we cannot wait to welcome him into our lives and pray that he and I will have a healthy and safe delivery!!