Monday, January 28, 2013

Little Navajo--31 Weeks

How Far Along: 31 Weeks

Size: Ryan is likely a little over 16 inches long and a bit more than 3.3 lbs.

Gender: It's a boy--Ryan Christopher!

Movement: This weekend I told my mom I was starting to notice patterns with his movement and lack of movement (naps).  This week, he's decided to kick that to the curb and throw a continual salsa party.

Sleep: Oh gracious.  If I get up less than 5 times a night, I'm feeling pretty good.

(What I hate about lack of sleep:  if you mention it at all--even if you're not complaining--people tend to resort to the same snide comment:  "Get used to it!")

Maternity Clothes: I wear them most days.

Symptoms: The alien being that is my stomach.  Heartburn.

Aversions: Chicken.  Mostly.

Cravings: Last week, all I wanted was a box of pop-tarts, a Pasta House salad and a beer. 

For the record, no.  I didn't indulge.

What I miss: I'm so grateful to be pregnant. I can't think of one thing I should be missing.

Feeling toward pregnancy: I'd like to tell you I've handled my mild weight gain with grace and joy.  Occasionally, though, I fail to mention that Favorite, more than once, has had to answer this inane question:  "Did my stomach always look like this?"

Don't misinterpret.  I am so, so grateful for my belly.  Incredibly so.  My faith has been renewed in my body's ability to do something I thought it would never, ever do.

But...

There is a teensy part of me that worries about how my body will look two weeks after Ryan's delivery.

I have no delusions of grandeur.  I know it won't be the same.  A large part of me is grateful for that fact because when you've waited so long for something, the last thing you want is for everything to be the same.  I guess I just get nervous when it comes to establishing a new normal.

Best Moment this week: Num-Num and KK were running into the living room and screaming "SURPRISE" at Favorite as loudly as they possibly could.  And every time they did?  Ryan went crazy.  I think the loud noises scared the bejeezus out of him.

What I'm looking forward to: I get to have a baby shower!  Like with presents.  For a baby.  That's my baby.  With real people.  Loving on my baby.

It's just a couple of weeks away.  And then we're down to Project:  Organize the Nursery.  Favorite and I are hanging the peg board at the end of this week *hopefully*.  When that happens, I'll try to get pictures of how it turned out.

5 comments:

Pissed Off said...

our posts always make me smile. Happinessvis contagious and I caught yours.

Established: 2008 said...

Who hoo shower! I hope week 32 is as awesome as week 31.

Jenny said...

Please give yourself longer than two weeks to worry about your belly looking "normal". These things take time! :)

the missis said...

Congrats on the little bun, Ryan Christopher! I must say, your posts crack me up.

Also, I've nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award. See how it works on my blog post: http://the-missis.blogspot.com/2013/01/liebster-award.html

Megan said...

How exciting - it sounds like everything's coming along amazingly!