Sunday, December 11, 2011

37 weeks

12.6.2011

37 weeks... I wonder how many more pictures we will take with Ali. I've always had the feeling that you would come late (taking after me) but with everyday that passes, I have the thought of, "Well, I didn't go into labor today." So, maybe we will do 3 more pictures with Ali and cap off at an even 40. Or maybe we will do 4 more. We shall see! I would love for you to bake for at least 40 weeks so that you come out big and healthy but I think that what I want has absolutely no bearing on what you need and what will actually happen.

Papa and I took a labor and delivery yoga class yesterday. It wasn't as much yoga as I anticipated but we did learn some good poses and postures that might help us get through the day with a bit more ease. We also did an exercise where we sat in a circle with the other 10 couples, closed our eyes, and the instructor talked us through a visual progression of the big day. It started with mild contractions, they then got stronger, we moved to the bed to have the baby, and then worked the baby down and out until YOU were on my chest, brand new and beautiful. Some parents came out of the exercise very moved, others seemed very unaffected, and then there was me - crying, hot, in need of water. I was so enthralled by the thought of this day that I truly forgot that I was sitting in a yoga studio. Your birth day is getting so close and no matter what journey you take me on that day, I know that it will be the most amazing day of our lives. That is something I have always known.

I watched parts of the Barbara Walters and Beyoncé special on television this week and loved hearing her talk about her growing belly. The best part was when she said that she hasn't even met her favorite person in the world yet. I love that thought. Our relationship has been so intimate and although you are on proud display, so much of what we know about each other right now is very private. We haven't even seen each others faces. Knowing that we soon will blows my mind.

There are love songs that say, "I loved you before I met you." This must be what that means.

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* Definitely a contraction last week. This belly is hanging out so much more in this week's picture!


1 comment:

  1. "Our relationship has been so intimate and although you are on proud display, so much of what we know about each other right now is very private. We haven't even seen each others faces. Knowing that we soon will blows my mind."

    I feel the same way about Beyonce!!!!

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You look really pretty today.

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