Monday, May 18, 2009

Things I love about the last two weeks.....

Note: I'm not complaining or whining even though it may seem like it. I know too many people who would love to have these problems so they could bring healthy children into the world. I'm thankful everyday that I'm able to do that and I pray for my loved ones who have some of those trials. I just wanted to write down some thoughts....

1) I'm grateful that all of my children are (will be) born between Feb-early June. Today was hot enough to make me crazy. My crazy sister had a baby at the end of August. In Phoenix. Nuf said. I only have two pair of capris (one with a bleach stain) and two shirts that fit me comfortably right now. I guess I will be doing laundry every couple days until she decides to grace us with her presence.

2) I'm grateful that I get to learn how people with health problems feel. It is hard to almost feel like an invalid. I can't even walk up the stairs without feeling winded. It's hard to not be able to bend over and pick up that weed or toys, mow the lawn, bend to tie that shoe etc. etc. It's amazing how fast you forget this feeling once you have the baby. I'm grateful for my healthy body.

3) I'm always worried that I won't be able to handle the pain. I'm a wuss. I was the most spastic with B and have gotten better with the last two. I worry that I will go too fast to get an epidural. (It's hasn't happened yet, but you never know.) I admire you brave warrior women who go without one.

4) You would think with 3 other kids that one might know when she in labor. All three have been quite different, so will I recognize the feeling?

5) Figuring out how to take one more person to the store is always challenging. Being due at the end of school has it's advantages and disadvantages. One- I don't have to get anyone out the door, but at the same time I have to take everyone to the store and entertain them all day long.

6) I'm a person who needs my sleep. How long will I be a zombie with sleep deprivation? I know I have survived this three times and this too shall pass. You get through it. You learn to deal. Life does go on.

7) Having heartburn in the middle of the night until I finally have to go sit up and read for an hour until everything settles back down.

Will I survive this little person who needs me 24-7? Of course, kids are so worth it. I'm excited. I'm ready. I will just keep telling myself this.


  1. I appreciate your sympathy. I always tell myself that nothing can be as bad as my first one and all the crap I went through!
    I hope you survive. I know you can do it, and somehow it all works out!
    Love your stinkin guts!

  2. I'm am totally with you on needing my sleep! I think that is the hardest thing with newborns. You need a lot of energy to take care of them, but you aren't getting much rest. Especially with three others to take care of. You will do great though.
    PS-I hate heartburn too! I am glad I only get it when I am prego.

  3. I agree the heartburn is a HUGE PAIN!!! Remember the first 2 weeks is the "survival" time, you can do it. Your a great mom obviously you have 3 beautiful, happy, healthy kids already!

  4. Sounds like you are ready to have your baby! Good luck with everything. I will be thinking of you.

  5. Good luck Julie! Hang in there. Ugh! Heartburn, pain, heat, taking care of other kids, can't move, can't breath, can't sleep...memories that I dread. Isn't it amazing that we have more than one? I hope that everything goes well when she does come, and I hope that you can get some rest in the meantime.

  6. Yes, it is amazing that we have more than one. Sorry things are rough for you right now, but you have a pretty good attitude about it! I felt the same way about all of that. Good luck! Hope we get some good news really soon!

  7. I can't believe you are so close. It could be any time now. I always worry about the pain too, even though I've done it before. And I also wonder if I'll know I'm in labor if my water doesn't break...but somehow I do. It broke on 2 and hasn't broke on 2. Oh, I'm excited for you. Excited for you to have a girl and excited for you to be done with your pregnancy! I do agree with your advantages and disadvantages of having a summer baby. Your kids are so good though. Creighton was so sweet the day he played here and Tyce seems so quite. I'm sure you'll handle 4 better than I have.

  8. Hang in there, and good luck! It's all worth it in the end!!!

  9. I really enjoyed your list. I am impressed you were able to compose last couple of weeks of pregnancy and I can't concentrate on anything, let alone, make a coherent list.

    Your #1 reminded me of my first pregnancy. I had my daughter on June 29th and it was record temperatures the day before....115 degrees in Boise. The doctor told me that the "only reason" I went into labor was because I was dehydrated. He didn't even bother to consider that maybe the fact I was 2 weeks late had anything to do with it! Yup...I am still bitter! :D

    Please let me know what I can do to help!

  10. I totally can relate to all of this. I kept thinking I was in labor, but I really wasn't. Then when it really did happen, I could tell! Once this little baby comes, you will feel so much better. Having 4 kids isn't so bad at all. You'll do great! Hang in there these last few days. You are so close, I'm so excited for you! Can't wait to hear the exciting news! I hope she decides to come soon!


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