So, I’ve had a few “practice contractions” the last few days…I was just complaining to my equally as pregnant friend Nicole that I was concerned I wasn’t having any braxton hicks contractions, which obviously means I will never have this baby and it will be Thanksgiving before he’s born, when what do you know, the next morning, they started up.
(I’m getting a little dramatic in the late stages of pregnancy, oh wait, I’ve always been a little dramatic).
I threw an absolute fit that there was a fly in the living room last night. I couldn’t stand the buzzing noise and loudly complained about it for several hours. Never mind the fact that I could have just gotten off the couch and killed it myself, but apparently that very rational thought didn’t resonate in my brain until just now.
As excited as I am that I only have 29! days! left! The reality of having a baby, a real live human baby, who is not just ours but our responsibility…for the rest of our lives…seems to be hitting us off and on like a bag of bricks. Aaron is using his nervous energy to his advantage. In the last several weeks he has taken up jogging (or is it yogging?) and indoor soccer. He has dutifully gone down the list of ridiculous and tedious house projects I’ve requested and nearly completed his entire list without that much complaining. I, on the other hand, have used my nervous energy to frantically shop online for gliders (which by the way, why are they all so ugly and expensive?), wash baby clothes in non-Dreft detergent and complain loudly about my various discomforts. I’m a peach, truly.
So, that’s what’s been going on in my world, we’re real exciting around here. Coming up this weekend, my mother comes to town for a baby shower…