This is my weak and pitiful attempt at giving all of you a “Real” blog post. Today I am 34 weeks pregnant. Which technically means that Jellybean has 6 weeks to go. I am in fierce contract negotiations for 3 weeks as an eviction date though. Jellybean, I’m pretty sure, has been placing a bowling ball against my pubic bone every night. Anytime I try to run errands that's what it feels like is pressing against me. Yea – good times.
So Christmas is here again. I promised you all sorts of things this week and sadly. They didn’t happen. Conversations with Jellybean – didn’t happen. Me reading other blogs – NOPE, no time. This week I busted my ass at work since I’m trying to get everything in order in case Jellybean does show up early. Usually I would sneak a blog post in during lunch or something at least. I took my dad to get an echo done which translated to about 5 hours of driving for me on Tuesday. Jellybean’s room is only waiting on the bookcase to be put together but he could move in there today if he wanted to. There are clothes to put away in the drawers and other little things but my playpen should be waiting for me when I get home today and we are essentially ready. Jellybean is also rearranging organs on my right side as I write this so I think he’s excited! :)
We had our maternity shoot a few weeks ago and I was lucky enough to get some sneak peeks from it that I have been meaning to share. So without further ado here they are.
Otherwise I’m really just trying to hang in there. Joey and I won’t be getting to spend Christmas together. He is leaving tomorrow to go get his son in Mississippi and my doctor about laughed me out of his office when I asked if I could do the trip. 20 hours in a car over 3 days I guess is a no no when this pregnant but hey I had to ask! I am so glad to be spending Christmas with my family though. With everything we have been through this year I just feel so blessed that I can gather around a table with all of them. I know just how precious life is between almost losing my dad this year and then this new little guy that is about to join us all – God drove the point home. I also now realize that my parents won’t be around forever which I always took for granted that they would be. Every moment that I spend with them is now treasured – even if I am pregnant, hormonal and irritated. Because one day – I’ll be wishing they were there to annoy me.
This year Christmas wasn’t about the presents at all. My presents came in that positive pregnancy test, my dad getting his surgery, having two good jobs, a roof over our head and plenty of family to share it with. It is all the support I’ve gotten in the blogging community and the prayers when we needed them. Its waking up every day and having so much to look forward to.
I honestly hope all of you have the best holiday ever. Even when your family is driving you crazy and you are thinking of telling your mother in law just where she can shove that damn turkey – because at least that family is there to spend time with. Sunday I plan on some quality time with my laptop as I will be home alone waiting on Joey and Devin to make it back so we can open our presents. I will catch up with all of you then!