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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Still Waiting...

Well it seems this baby wants to have their own birthday month - and not share with Kaylee.  :)  Pretty sure we will have an August baby.  So then we'll have July, August, and September birthdays.  I'm thinking we will have some combined birthday parties in the future.  :)

We had some guests stay with us this past weekend.  Our good friends, the Hepners, are serving in Serbia.  We have known them since college and just love their family! They have five children (their oldest is second from the left).  Josh Hepner is on the far right - he and Septtro played football together in college.  His brother and friend also came along.  We are so thankful we got to spend time with all of them!  Our girls adored them all!  

Kaylee does a pretty good mean-muggin face. 
We got to try some wafers/cookies and dip from Serbia.  It was comparable to vanilla wafers and nutella.  The girls loved it, of course!  :)

We headed back downtown the next evening with my parents.  The weather has seriously been so nice this summer.  It hasn't been horribly hot and humid much at all - pregnant girls all over the South rejoice!  The girls enjoyed playing in the fountains downtown.  

We tried taking a few family pictures.  At least everyone is facing the camera right?  :)  You can tell (or at least I can) in the picture below I've gotten a bit swollen - not too bad though.  

Our last family picture before baby joins us???

This was yesterday - 39 weeks and 4 days.  My EDD is Friday - Aug 2nd.  Septtro asked me the other day if I was ready for baby to come.  I said I was and wasn't.  I've had some fears and anxieties recently.  I talked to him about it a little bit and also talked them out with my doula.  

Part of my fears just stem from the unknown.  I like to be prepared and plan.  But I have no idea when this baby will decide to come.  And I have no idea how labor will go.  And I'd really prefer not to have a certain couple of midwives there when I'm in labor (they have not been very supportive of me).  But I have zero control over all of that.  My doula suggested I focus more on what I'm excited about and looking forward to...that has helped.  

So here's what I'm looking forward to:

1.  as long as all goes well...Septtro "catching" baby and announcing the gender.  And then him handing me our baby.  He will be the first person to touch our baby and I will be the second.  

2.  knowing if we have a boy or girl

3.  skin to skin with a newborn

4.  that feeling after delivery - that I did it and my body is capable and, oh, that cocktail of love hormones!!!!  


JoyBelle said...

Those are wonderful focals!!!

Mandy said...

ooooo I'm so excited for you!! I can't wait to hear your news! :)

Jen Knox said...

Exciting, Susan! Hope your next post (SOON!) is baby is here (-: You look fantastic. All baby, baby! ha!