Tuesday, March 24, 2009

7 days . . . If I Could Be So Lucky

So the baby floating around to the right of my screen (which totally freaks my mom out by the way) tells me I have 7 days. Everyone else tells me it could be any day now. Then why do I feel like Baby Imig is going to be in here FOREVER?? I have never wanted to have a contraction more in my life then I do right now:)

Between my excitement and discomfort, the days just seem to drag on. My prayers lately have begun and ended with, "God I REALLY am ready when you are!" I wish He'd take me seriously:) No, I know His timing is perfect and I just need to be patient. But the more patient I am the more I start to freak out.

Who am I to claim that I am really ready to be a mom? I am really hoping that it's true that you get a motherly instinct upon the baby's arrival or I am in big trouble! It is weird to live each day knowing that it could be full of lasts. I was telling Derek last night that our days of throwing caution to the wind are coming to a close. He seems fine with that. Good thing, cause there is no turning back. People keep asking me if he's nervous. If he is, he certainly is good at hiding it. I couldn't be more thankful that he is soooo excited!

Let's take a minute to really talk about Derek . . . months before we discovered we were going to have a baby he seemed a bit uneasy about the idea. The second I told him the news he seemed a little surprised. And just hours later he was thrilled. He has never showed an ounce of anxiety. He knows the answers to alot of my questions and he even taught me the breathing techniques the other night that I had already forgotten:) He never hesitates to rub my back and my feet, I haven't unloaded the dishwasher in months, and I'm not even all that welcome to join him on Sunday morning trips to the store because it's his new idea of fun and I'm okay with that:)

I know in about 7 days those back rubs will become few and far between and I may have to unload a dish or two. But I am so thankful that God has blessed me with a husband who enjoyed making my life a little bit easier for the past 9 months!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Welcome to Penny For Your Thoughts

5 Minutes for Moms is hosting their annual Ultimate Blog Party. It is a great way to let people know about your blog, find other great blogs, and make new friends.

My name is Lindsay and I started blogging a few months ago. Right now my posts are random musings from throughout my pregnancy, but with the baby due in just a few weeks, I am sure it will turn into random stories, or desperate cries for help from a first time mommy.

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Monday, March 9, 2009


I had my 36 week check up on Thursday and the result, as my sister put it, I was "still as tight as the security at Fort Knox." If history repeats itself, I won't progress much on my own, nor will my water break without medical assistance. Thanks alot Mom and Mindy:) Other then that, all was well at the visit. We were in and out like usual.

Two weeks before we had got the go ahead from the Dr. to go on our "Babymoon." It was a much needed trip away from home, and work. We all know that, that will not happen again for a long time. Now, a trip to Pendleton, Oregon may sound pretty uneventful to those who are not obsessed with high school basketball, but for us the trip was everything we had hoped for. With a few minor annoyances. We'll start with those first . . .

1. After the first session of games we headed to our hotel. Derek entered first and I followed only to drop my things at the door, grab the ice bucket, and begin dry heaving until I thought I was going to pass out. Turns out our room used to be a smoking room. And upon the turn around, they failed miserably to remove the odor from the room. It was horrible!!!! Derek went to see if we could change rooms but they were all full so they gave us an air purifier that didn't really help. The next day we picked up some Febreeze and Derek would enter first and spray the place down before I would go in. Normally, I could withstand the odor, as gross as it is, but my stomach can't handle much these days thanks to the baby! Oh and the ice bucket instead of the toilet you ask? If you've been pregnant before you will know that you can't attempt to throw up and not wet your pants at the same time. So I dropped my drawers as a precaution:) Good thing the heave was dry, as I noticed there was a huge hole in the bucket:)

2. After the evening session we head out to our car, only to find it piled with snow!!!!!! Grrrr! I am so over snow and ice. Unfortunately our hotel was located on top of a huge hill so we had to find an alternate route. We made it safely, but it still was an annoying surprise:)

3. I was already coming down with a cold at the start of our trip but having to sleep with the window open to air out our room only made it worse. So here I sit in bed on Monday, when I should be working! I have slept most of the day and will probably sleep again once I'm done writing this. I can't breath and I cough every 5 seconds . . .

Sounds like our trip was a bust, but it definately was far from it . . . aside from the minor annoyances we watched 16 great basketball games in 2 1/2 days and laughed more then we had in a long time! Derek and I spend alot of time together in general. We work together, coach together, spend the evenings together. Yet, this "babymoon" made me fall even more in love with him!

I am a little sad that our alone time together is up in a few weeks, but I can't wait for all of the fun times we will have with our baby! Hopefully our child likes basketball or we're in big trouble:)