Baby Watch!

By Cedar | April 23, 2011

Today I am 39 weeks pregnant. I guess you could say that the baby watch is on. It is really weird to think that 9 months has passed and any day now I could be holding this little baby in my arms and responsible for her little precious life. I obviously want her out for selfish reasons, which I am sure I have mentioned in almost every post. In reality I want to meet her, see her little new born personality, and see what she looks like. I am getting impatient, I can’t even begin to imagine who she is and who she will be.

You would think that after nine months of carrying her around in my belly that I would have started to feel like I was about to become a mother. Even though I talk about it a lot, I still don’t think it has really hit me. Sometimes I even forget I am pregnant. The other day I hopped on my bed on my belly, not even thinking about the little girl in there (luckily I caught myself mid hop and turned so I landed on my side, keeping from squashing her).

Two days ago I was having some pretty good contractions through the later half of the day. Yesterday though I only had one or two, which were far weaker than the day prior. Who knows when they will pick up, hopefully sooner rather than later–I really would like to get this show on the road. If I am anything like my mother though (and I am), it may be a little while still. I think all three of her babies were born five days past her due date.

Last night Russ and I went out to dinner. It was a weird and surreal feeling knowing that this would be our last time going out together before becoming parents. I asked Russ if he was nervous about becoming a parent, he said no. He asked me if I was nervous about giving birth. I said no. Maybe it is naive or stupid of me, but I am trying not to think about that part of the whole ordeal. Labor isn’t going to be fun, I know that. It is going to be painful and I am sure I am going to be crazy and an emotional wreck. Why get worked up about that now, before the pain has begun? I am pretty strong willed and pretty tough when it comes to serious pain (though I can bitch and moan about a paper cut for a good deal of time). I figure I will deal with it as it arrives.

If you want to keep up with the baby watch make sure to follow me on Twitter and Facebook. I tend to update the Twitter a bit more frequently, but I will try to keep up with both as the labor progresses.

4 Responses to “Baby Watch!”

  1. Kyle Says:
    April 23rd, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Cedar, I am getting so excited!


  2. Sarah Says:
    April 23rd, 2011 at 9:56 am

    I am really excited for you both!! I think you’re going to have your little bundle any day now.

    You’re right, labour isn’t fun, but you’ll get through it. Keep us posted!


  3. LondonHousewife Says:
    April 23rd, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Oh my gosh, I’m so excited for you! Your attitude to childbirth is so sensible and refreshing: It hurts like hell and you wont care a jot. Once she’s out you’d do it every day for the rest of your life if you had to! I’ve so enjoyed reading about your pregnacy. I wish you all the luck in the world, and can’t wait to see your precious little one.


  4. Dott Says:
    April 24th, 2011 at 5:26 am

    This is my fourth AND I’ve gone through completely natural childbirth twice now (once was even a homebirth) and for some reason I am most nervous this time. It really doesn’t make sense. lol. I also tell myself “my body was made for this. Yes, it will hurt, but it’s only for a few hours and then it’s over. It’s not injury pain, it’s good pain of working muscles. That’s all.” I’m so excited for you to meet your little girl!!! I love all babies, but girls are such a novelty for me since we only have boys.