Well Overdue Pregnancy Update

I’ve been meaning to blog for weeks and just haven’t put the effort in to do it.

We are less than a week away from Heidi’s due date! Sometimes I sit and think about how quickly this time has come since we found out we were expecting in April. If it’s gone by this quickly when she’s still in my belly it makes me a little sad to think how fast she will grow and change once she’s here. I’m going to try and savor every little moment of my maternity leave because I know time is fleeting and before I know it I’ll be back at work facing new challenges. 

My emotions are so mixed as we await out daughter’s arrival. Every day I wake up wondering if today will be the day she chooses as her birth day. I get sad/scared/nervous about a tiny human being added to the equation. Sad because the era of just “Sam & Chris” is coming to a close. Scared for a list of reasons but mostly because I’m going to be a new mommy and despite all the info that’s out there to read and advice people give, it’s still a huge change and change can have a scary side. Nervous for delivery and about learning to take care of a baby. 

But I also have excitement/joy/love. Excitement for the next chapter in my life with my husband and starting a family together. Joy for the blessing I’ve been given and the thought of seeing her and touching her for the very first time. And love, for Chris, for our growing baby and for the Lord.

There is much more depth to it all but overall I am grateful for an easy pregnancy and for the love and support we’ve been showered with from the start and will, I’m sure, continue to experience after she arrives. 

I am still feeling pretty good though my feet are swollen by the end of the day, I feel a little achey from time to time and good sleep has become even more difficult. 

Each person in our family has chosen the day they think she will born so now it’s just a waiting game for bragging rights!

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Heidi’s nursery was something I didn’t exactly have a clear vision for but I knew I wanted it to be a cozy and special space for our little girl. I wasn’t ever set on a theme but I’m actually pretty proud of how it all came together to be a sweet little abode. It’s not ritzy or professional but Chris and I put effort into small details and every part of the room was intentional and assembled with love throughout the last 9 months. I love that we built this space together from an ugly guest/storage room to a colorful and joyful room!

I cannot wait to lay her in her crib, rock and read to her in the chair and play with her on the floor! 

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5 thoughts on “Well Overdue Pregnancy Update

  1. Oh girl, I feel you on all those emotions… it is such a bittersweet feeling but once you have that baby in your arms, it’s going to feel so amazing.

    I know you’ve probably gotten a TON of advice, but just remember that what worked for one family might not work for yours, and that’s okay! You will know what is best for your family and don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise!

    I am so excited for you and praying for a safe (and easy) delivery and a healthy baby girl!

    • Sometimes I feel silly because it’s not like I’m the only woman who’s ever been through becoming a mom but I wanted to be sure to document that it’s not all excitement all the time when you’re pregnant. So many things go through your mind! And you’re right, there are so many different ways to do things and you don’t know what your child is going to be like until they are here. Sometimes modern parenting feels way too overwhelming!! Thank you for the warm wishes and prayers!!

  2. Sam, I have no doubt you will be a great mom to Heidi! Trust your instincts and love your baby and everything will be fine.

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