Saturday, November 19, 2011

34 weeks


2 more days of work. 2 more. I can barely wrap my brain around that yet. I have taught over 250 students in the same room for the past 6 and a half years and for now, I'm signing off. I am so wrapped up in my burgeoning bump that I don't know if the emotions of this will hit me for a while. As exhausting as this job can be at times, I still say that it's pretty cool to be able to hang out with kids who are excited to learn everyday. I have a new job now, though - to take care of you, my baby. To love you, to teach you, to watch you grow. That will take my whole heart - and all of my energy, I'm sure. I am so ready.

We had another check-up this week and our midwives, Michele and Genevieve, think you already weigh 6 pounds. I've had a feeling that you're going to make a big debut, just like your papa. For so long, I have thought of you as this little, squirmy babe and now it is so obvious that you are running out of space. Your mighty thumps and bumps have now become steady rolls. Your one sweet little kick spot has multiplied into a whole area and Papa and I now watch in amazement as your feet make my belly rise and fall. I said today how it's interesting that as my belly grows we think of you as a big baby stretching into every possible corner but as soon as we meet you, you will be a tiny, little bundle. The perspective of size shifts as you move from womb to world.

We are days away from Thanksgiving. Our family that we usually celebrate with is either far away or busy so Papa and I are having a quiet holiday at home. I love having a house full or people, food, and love but as our own little family expands, a long holiday weekend with just our pack sounds sublime. We're going to do what we do best - cook together - watch football, work on your room, and relax.

Thanksgiving also means that we will put our Christmas tree up soon. I have been thinking about this Christmas season for so long and am beside myself that it is finally upon us. We have made a tradition of buying our tree from a church down the street and Papa and I give each other daily updates on the progress of the tree tent being set up.

We can't wait to meet you. Now it's time to rest so that you and I both stay healthy and fit until that day is upon us.

Love ya.

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