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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Birthday!

I am 37 weeks pregnant today, baby girl is now full term! She can come out any day now and I will be ok with that :) My back aches, my ribs burn, I am exhausted 24/7, and am definitely experiencing some major mood swings (poor Justin and Ave). Not to mention the fact that I get heartburn after every single thing I eat! But all the discomforts aside, this pregnancy has been better than my first one, with Avery. At least the nausea hasn't hung around this time, for that I am thankful! And my marriage/circumstances/finances are in a much better place this time too. Also different about this pregnancy: this time we are in the military. With Avery, Justin was able to go to every single doctor's visit. This time he has only gotten to go with me to the last couple, and that is a big deal I realize. Another difference is the fact that we are using Tricare (military insurance). I was a little nervous at first, having heard so many horror stories about Tricare and military doctors, but my experience has been really wonderful. I have been with the same midwife since the beginning, and she is just fantastic! The sad difference between this baby's birth and Avery's is the fact that all of our family are now across the country. I am thankful my mom and two of my sisters are coming out to visit and be with us, but I will sure miss the rest of our crew, as well as Justin's family. And I know that they will be sad to miss this big event in our lives. With Avery we had a hospital room full of family from beginning to end. I know we will have visitors with this baby, too, but it won't be quite the same. However, I am very thankful God has brought me some amazing military family to fill the gap and take care of us if we need them too--some have even offered to bring us meals! All the differences aside, I know one thing will be the same: the love that I will feel for this baby as soon as I hear her first cry. What a miraculous moment!

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