9 month update

by humanmama on June 25, 2012

Well, here you go!

“What is it like being 9 months pregnant, AJ?” Thank you for asking. It’s heavy. That’s it, mostly. Just heavy, and unwieldy, and tiring. It’s knowing full well that I should appreciate this time but also not being able to appreciate the time at all since all I want to do it have the baby and be done with all this.

Okay, that's maybe not endearing enough. But a pretty accurate thought some nights.

It’s remembering, with a sigh, my prepregnancy body, and wishing for it, stretch marks and all. And knowing that it won’t be around for another year, most likely.

But it’s full of anticipation. And joy. There’s really a sense of wanting to hold and meet and talk to this little person who has been pushing around my insides, alien-like, for so long.

It’s (for me) knowing that this is very most likely the last time I’ll do this. So I’m trying (really, really trying, even for all my complaining) to cherish those little kicks and that feeling that someone else is living inside me. Gross. I mean, amazing. And maybe a little eerie.

Okay, that’s it. I can’t pretend anymore. I’ve had it.

I just want you to know that I love you, dear son, before you were born. But good lord, pregnancy is forever. It’s almost DONE! Thanks for listening, dear friends. 16 days left!

first minute of baby #1

first minute of baby #2


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