I'm 39 weeks pregnant as of today. FULL TERM, BABY!
Which means, the countdown can really begin! But this countdown is a bit odd because I have no idea how many days should actually be in it... Who knows when baby will finally show?
5/5/15 aka Cinco de Mayo would be a really cool birthday. But I'd have to go into labor like now. Or 5/10/15 would be super cool because... multiples of five! And Mother's Day! Too bad I have absolutely zero control over any of this. :P
I'm willing to go 2 weeks late, which means baby could be cookin' for up to another 3 weeks. But I'm hoping he/she won't take me up on that.
Sure, the waiting and not knowing can be maddening in some moments, but for the most part, we're just enjoying these last few days or weeks as a family of two. Soaking it all in. So we've been spending lots of quality time together and adventuring all around town.
What does a married couple do when their couple-days are nearly over?
Well, we went on a super fancy date and enjoyed a decadent 5-course tasting menu.
We got super dressed up for said super fancy date.
We went to see Graceland!
We've lived in Memphis for almost 3 years and never got the chance to go, so now that our Memphis days are coming to an end, we figured we needed to check it out while we still have the chance.
I'm all shook up. :)
We saw Matt Maher in concert. Baby's first concert! And it was soooo good. I especially fell in love with this song.
And then the most ridiculous tourist attraction/trap ever opened in Memphis last weekend, so we had to check that out, because, again... Memphis days are numbered.
A Bass Pro Shop in a 32-story pyramid (did you know Memphis was named for an ancient Egyptian city?) with a bowling alley and duck museum and alligator pit and a hotel and... let's just stop there because it was, no joke, ridiculous!
So ridiculous that the Today Show picked up on it.
We've both been nesting like crazy.
Everything is set up and ready for a baby.
I'm so glad to have his help!
Today, we went strawberry picking!
Tonight, we make strawberry shortcake!
And I got my nails did this afternoon. Color changing gel polish!
John is officially on paternity leave until July. And I said farewell to my job as a youth minister.
These silly ducks threw me a surprise shower at one of our last youth group meetings.
We went to the movies a few days ago to see the new Avengers movie, because who knows when we'll get to go to the movies again?
And we've been writing thank you cards like crazy people. Gifts are coming in left and right. This baby is so loved!
Oh, and I'm one of those weirdos who bought a labor and delivery dress. Mine's way cuter than the ones on the site. It's sold out now though. No need to worry, you'll get to see pics of it in my up and coming birth story. My thought was that I wanted to be comfy for birth, not wearing one of the usual hospital gowns. And the day I give birth will likely be right up there with other big days, like the day we got engaged and the day we got married. So why not splurge a little and get a pretty dress?
Whew, we sure are keeping busy! Busy is good because busy equals distracted. And distracted equals not thinking about when this baby will make his/her move.
Who am I kidding? It's all I can think about! But I'm still going to try my best not to wish our last days as a family of two away. Let's see if we can come up with some more fun adventures in the meantime. :)
Next time you hear from me will probably be a baby announcement! Eeeeeee! Keep us in your prayers.
St. Gerard, pray for us.
St. John Paul II, pray for us.
Blessed Fulton Sheen, pray for us.
St. Blaise, pray for us.
St. Francis, pray for us.
St. Genevieve, pray for us.
St. Helena, pray for us.
Holy Family, pray for us.
PS - I may be giving some hints on baby names there. ;) Our little one will almost definitely be named for one of the above saints. So, intercede for us, sweet saints! For a safe delivery and a healthy, thriving baby. Please and amen!