Well friends, this is THE day–my due date. I am 40 weeks and I can hardly believe I’m even typing out those words. But this baby is due to make an appearance any minute. Heck, my water could break while I’m typing this post, although that’s probably not likely given my history of keeping babies in until well past the 40 week mark. I really think the due date is just a suggestion anyway, I mean this baby will come when she is darn well ready and not a second before. Either way, my hospital bag is packed and we’re all set to go. I thought it would be fun to take a few minutes to share some final thoughts and a bit of my heart before this baby girls arrives.
Since the last pregnancy update I shared, things have been pretty smooth sailing around here. Honestly, my biggest complaint would be the insane amount of heartburn I’ve been dealing with for weeks and weeks now. It’s been AWFUL, even with chugging Mylanta and popping Zantac every morning like it’s candy. Nothing seems to be slowing it down, but if that’s my biggest issue than I will count myself as blessed. This third trimester has really been a breeze compared to my first trimester and even parts of my second, which you guys know wasn’t so easy on me. But the past few months I’ve felt happy and energized most days. It’s definitely been a challenge at times, keeping up with the blog and two kiddos, but thankfully God gave me the energy and pizazz to get it all done!
Over the past week or two I’ve been a tad bit emotional, I’ll be honest with you guys. One minute I am so excited to meet this baby girl I can’t even stand it, and the next minute I’m crying because I’m struggling to wrap my mind around how things will change for my other two little chickadees once this baby comes. I LOVE my days at home with my kids. There is nothing that brings me more joy that being with them and the special little things we do together. Like how my son comes in my room first thing in the morning and curls up in bed next to me. Or how my daughter sits on my bathroom vanity every morning while I do my makeup and watches me get ready. It’s those sweet, everyday moments that I wish I could hold onto forever and ever. And the thought of those things changing or going away just makes my heart break. I am awful with change, I really am, so I worry about how and if I’ll still be able to have those same moments after baby comes. I know that sounds crazy, because of course those sweet moments will still be there, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t worried about how they will change.
I’m also about 98.329% sure this is my last baby. I think our family will be absolutely complete with a boy and two girls, so this is it for me. It’s definitely bitter sweet and of course I have tons of different thoughts and feelings when I think about this being the end of the baby-making season of my life. I tell ya guys, I’m just a big ball of emotion right now!
And then of course I’m so excited about how much more love and joy will be brought into our lives with another baby girl running around. I never thought I would be a mom of girls, so I still can’t believe I will have two girls here very soon. I’m just so incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be mama to another little one. A sweet boy and two little girls. What an amazing gift from God.
I want to thank you all for the love and support you’ve shown me throughout this pregnancy. So many of you have been kind enough to send me messages and emails, wishing me luck and sending prayers for a healthy baby and delivery. I can’t even begin to tell you what that means to me. And it’s a bit surreal to be honest. I never expected to make such genuine and real connections when I started my blog. I just wanted to share our home and my DIY projects. But over time this has developed into so much more and it truly touches my heart to know how many of you truly care for me and my family. So thank you, from the bottom of my heart, thank you. xoxo