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FULL TERM

Posted on: Sunday


The baby is ready. And now we wait.

A couple of days ago my pregnancy officially reached the full term mark.  It all happened so very fast, its hard to fathom sometimes.  My midwives visit every week now, regularly checking his growth and my comfort and my body's signs.  Gaby and I rearranged the furniture in our bedroom to make space for a mini crib next to the bed. It will serve as his changing station and nap time retreat for the first few months while we co-sleep.  Nico, just like last time, has begun her overprotective motherly behaviors, sticking to my side like glue and following me through every room in the house.  Baby boy feels like a giant boulder constantly rolling around inside.  I can sense that he is a strong one.  He is causing me a thousand times more discomfort and achiness than Biet did, but I love him madly already.  I keep waiting for that "get this baby out of me!" feeling to hit, but, surprisingly, it is nowhere in sight.  I never felt it with Biet either.  Although my hips and back and pelvic bones are constantly sore, and it's nearly impossible for me to walk long distances without hobbling, I feel a strange peace overcoming me.  I am taking everything one day at a time, and really trying to savor this time with Biet.  Gaby and I both have a feeling that he will come a little early, but its really not up to either of us, is it?  It's up to this little boy.  His parents are waiting, his sister is waiting, his dog/babysitter is waiting, his crib is waiting, and his name is waiting.  We are ready.

(Photo above from my last midwife appointment. That's one of my (2) midwives, Karen, who so gracefully delivered Biet.  Biet is finally allowing her to touch "the baby" without screaming and pushing her hand away. Thank goodness. Just in time.)

28 COMMENTS:

  1. Hurrah! Congrats on making it to full term! I'm sure you can breathe a little easier now... it's so soon! x

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  2. Thank you Kate! You will be here before you know it too! It happened SO FAST this second time around. By the way, you have the most adorable profile pic.
    xx

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  3. Beautiful post. I love the peacefulness that comes out of your words. Best wishes!

    -Lindsey

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    1. Thank you so much Lindsey! All of these kind words are so beautiful to read!

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  4. love this post! Any day is so exciting.

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  5. A lovely photo - so full of love and promise. Such a wondrous and exciting time, thank you so much for sharing it so beautifully!

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    1. Initially, I was a bit annoyed with Gaby for snapping photos of my make-up-less, candid midwife appointment. But then I saw the moment captured so honestly and I LOVE it.

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  6. So exciting. I can remember how I felt the same kind of peace come over me during these times. Friends of mine started to run around like crazy in their last weeks, trying to get everything done. I didn't. Somehow, in the last couple of weeks, I didn't care about all the unimportant stuff anymore. All that mattered was being together with the others, just waiting, enjoying, loving in advance. It was magical.

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    1. You sum it up perfectly! I know that I could be running around and nesting in anticipation, but in my heart I know that all that he needs is already here, waiting.

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  7. Such a magical time! WIshing you peaceful and gentle days with your little lady :) x

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    1. Oh thank you Steph! I am so touched by this outpouring of support from everyone! It means so much to me!

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  8. Love this picture..we all can't wait to meet this little man :))

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    1. Me either!!! I want to see his little face so badly! (although, of course, I *can* wait. He is being born in the dead of winter, so I want him to take all the time he needs in there to fatten up) :)

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  9. Belle- I love, love this picture. So sweet! I can't believe you're already full term. I better crack down on myself...I've been trying to get you a package in the mail for weeks. Good luck..you are all on my mind until the little man arrives. xo

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    1. Thank you thank you Julie!
      You are such a sweet amazing lady!

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  10. aren't midwifes just the best? i totally loved my moms -while she was pregnant with the twins- and i did a internship with on once... it was just soo good!

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    1. I am so happy with my midwives! Wow- you did an internship? That sounds amazing.
      Did the midwives deliver twins?? It's hard to find midwives here who will do that!

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  11. Yay! Can't wait for him to arrive! And to be able to get out there to visit and meet the little guy! Sending love from California.

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  12. what a beaituful photo! so very excited for you and your family!

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  13. That is such a beautiful photograph!

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    1. Thank you! I love it too! Gaby surprised me and whipped out the camera at my appointment, and I'm so happy he did!

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  14. Very excited for you, mama! Will pray for a safe and healthy delivery. Such a gorgeous photo!

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    1. Thank you Jenna! I am so overwhelmed with all of these sweet wishes and prayers from everyone! xx

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  15. Martine delivered both my babies!

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    1. Wow! What a small world!

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  16. Such a fascinating and exciting time! Congratulations on your full term! Our prayers are with you for your safe and healthy delivery.

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