Heidi May 8th, 2011
Seeing these cute little boys every day is what has kept me sane. Knowing that the light at the end of this gargantuan tunnel will be another adorable little child in my arms is the only way I could keep going.
Because I am huge.
And while people are so sweet to say I look like I have a cute basketball under my shirt, this cute basketball is extremely heavy and making my body fall apart!!
And while I’m positive that he’s even bigger than his 8 lbs, 13 oz oldest brother and his 9 lbs, 6 oz older brother…
This time around I am documenting proof! So that next time around I can know empirically as well as physically.
So, today, at 38 weeks and 2 days pregnant, my belly is 49.5 inches around.
And while my continuous aches and pains have steadily gotten worse over the last few months, in the last few days they have exploded by leaps and bounds and have been adding new friends! I hurt in places I’ve never hurt before. Places I didn’t even know existed until they started making me limp across the room!
And I feel bad every time I tell my children (multiple times a day), “I’m sorry, I can’t do that because of my belly.” But they are very sweet and understanding. And they both love to “look” at the baby and talk about “when the baby comes out”.
And I finally figured out why this little guy is so painful at night. He’s still changing positions! One day he’s breech. And the next day he’s head down. And in between, he’s wedged into places of my body that cry out with great offense. It’s insane!!
But through it all, my dear, wonderful Prince Charming is my saving grace. If he is home, he is telling me, “You go sit down, I’ll take care of everything!” And he means everything! He takes care of the boys, the meals, the dishes, the laundry, the grocery shopping– whatever it is that I need him to do, he does it! (He makes every day feel like Mother’s Day!)
And if Daddy is not home, the dear Bubbers King has been a huge help! He is constantly cheerful while he helps me pick up toys and clean the house.
And the dear Sir Scooters is slowly adjusting to Mommy not always being able to carry him up and down the stairs.
So making this baby has definitely been a family affair and I’m so grateful for them all. Thank you so much!!!