I'm telling you, there was a mountain, a mountain of clean laundry in the corner of our bedroom this morning and now that room is spotless and I didn't fold a single wash cloth.
I haven't been blogging much about my pregnancy. I think it's probably because when Austin and I were struggling to keep our previous three pregnancies I was a little bugged by pregnancy updates and even more bugged by pregnancy complaints. I mean of course I was happy for everyone, but it was a sad reminder at the same time.
And the other reason I haven't been blogging is I've had a fantastic pregnancy! And I know that might bug a few people too... :) Oh dear, what's a girl to do!
Well I've decided, people get bugged, that is just life. I'm going to gush a little about mommy stuff, so if that will make you sad don't read on.
I love this baby! There is no way to explain the feeling of tiny toes tickling from the inside or the rhythmic pulse of little hiccups. He is so fragile, but so strong! Sometimes he literally braces himself against my hip or pelvic bone and stretches out his legs like he's doing a superman pose.
My body amazes me. I've got extra blood coursing through my veins, an entire new organ called a placenta just for feeding and protecting the baby, and skin that can stretch! My heart has actually grown a little bit bigger than usual because I've got 50% more blood pumping through it. If that isn't adorable a don't know what is. Plus my new superpower (incredible sense of smell) is actually protecting me and the baby from food poisoning because I am more aware of whether food has gone bad or not.
It's incredible to realize that God has entrusted his sons and daughters with the power to create life. I'm so grateful I waited to use that power to show love until I was married. Now a little boy, who will one day grow to a man, will be joining our family in the next few weeks. He has a mommy and a daddy who will love and protect him, teach him and learn from him.
His little socks are packed with his tiny hat and clothes and we are ready for the moment he decides it's time to start his earth experience. I alternate between excitement knowing this is all so REAL, and then the next moment I'm thinking there is no way this is really happening. We are going to be parents? Austin and I are just a couple dorks! Who decided that was a good idea?
P.S. I just dropped my phone into my bowl of cereal. Oh, Tikla. :)