December 28, 2008

Tick Tock Tick Tock Tick....

Chris and I ventured out to the mall last night to see the movie "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button". (Amazing, BTW.) We knew before hand that it was a three hour movie, so I stretched and walked before I planted my butt in a theater seat for that long. As we I waddled my way through the mall towards the movie theater, I felt like all eyes were on me. Like there was a path clearing before me and everyone stopped to look at the ticking time bomb carefully making her way through the crowds.

It felt like they all knew something I didn't. Like I had a sign on my forehead that said "ANY TIME NOW." The teenage girls looked at me with fear in their eyes. The mothers gazed at me with sympathy and joy. The men stepped aside and nodded in my direction.

Any time now.

Throughout the movie I was having what felt like mild, regular pains that turned out to be probably just gas or something. But the pain got me thinking... this is really happening. Like, SOON. It's strange how it still all feels hard to believe even though I'm so big I can't put my own shoes on anymore.

I still haven't completely packed my hospital bag. Because... there's plenty of time for that... right?


I'm excited about the labor. I feel prepared and ready. I feel like my family is ready. It's the WAITING that is driving me insane now. Part of me knows I need to enjoy this last little bit of time we have left as a family of three, and the other part of me is so restless and anxious to meet this little guy that I can hardly focus on one thing for more than 20 seconds.

Oh look! There's something shiny over there!



t h a i t r a i t said...

So excited for you!!

Was Ezra an early bird?

Erin MJ said...

This is not exactly related to this post, but I just wanted to say that sweater is a-dor-able. :)

Laura said...

OH, the waiting. :)

Piper said...

Oh, I hope you do enjoy this last little bit with just you and Ezra, it's preciousness to behold.

I think the reason why men respond to pregnant women the way they do is because a pregnant woman is at the height of femininity. There is nothing un-ladylike about it, and to a man, even if subconsciously, there is nothing more appealing.

You're radiant :)

skylana said...

weird! i have that same necklace you are wearing, it was seth's grandmothers... i wore it to amy stumps wedding and she was wearing the same one there! ..... you are a ticking time bomb.. except at the end you are not exploding or popping... awesome. just having an awesome labor resulting in a wonderful tiny person. having my two has been sooooooo great. ara loves nola with all her heart. ezra, i know, is going to blow your mind with the love he has for this one.

Jiff said...

hehehe. You do look like you could explode at any minute -- and I mean that in the best, most complimentary way! You are so precious.

PACK YOUR BAG. I didn't and I delivered 7 weeks early!!! :)

Cheatwoods said...

yeah im freacken out! Im having people come to my house, help me clean and wash clothes. you know the essencials!

Hunny Bee said...

As a mom who just recently brought home baby number 2, I can attest that enjoying the last few weeks is definitely a priority. I was busy through my whole pregnancy and decided to set aside the last three weeks to just take it easy and relax. Well, what do you know? My little gal decided to show up exactly three weeks early! Of course we were thrilled to have her and I was thrilled to not be pregnant, but in case no one has mentioned it yet, the transition from one to two is a big one! I think I would have liked those last easy weeks if I had known how busy I would be now! It's been good but it's a lot of work. My recommendation is to take it totally easy, relax, put your feet up and snuggle Ezra lots and lots! Life gets back to normal soon enough but give yourself enough down time before hand to just take it easy.
You look great btw! All baby, right? I hope you have a wonderful last month and enjoy every moment. :)

Anonymous said...

you look beautiful and enjoy the last few weeks...while they last as a happy threesome until your lil one arrives. :)