I can't decide if I want the next 4 weeks to by quickly or not. Not that I have a choice in the matter.
On one hand, physically, I AM READY FOR THIS BABY TO BE OUT. ;) I really want to meet him and I don't particularly enjoy these last few weeks of pregnancy; the sleepless nights, not being able to go anywhere where a bathroom isn't close by, not being able to sit/stand for long periods of time, and this time around I have a bit more pelvic and belly pain. And the ITCHING on my belly is getting worse. Pray for me!
I've been having about 10-20 Braxton-Hicks contractions a day and while they're not particularly painful, they do make me stop and catch my breath. Which is not something I have time for! So much to do!
On the other hand, I don't feel at all ready emotionally. I probably never will though. :) Middlest is going through the "Terrible 3's." I didn't think the Two's were terrible at all--for both girls. Anyone else have that?
There's been a few other emotional hiccups for me lately that have thrown me off a bit. But in my heart I know..
All things work together for good to those that love God. ~ Romans 8:28
I'm taking comfort in this Truth. I just don't know how people get through the tough times in life without the Lord.
A friend called me a few days ago and gave me some great advice that really encouraged me. (So thankful for my friends!) She reminded me that this season of life should be beautiful--we are bringing a new life into the world! And the devil will do everything he can to screw it up.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. ~ Ephesians 6:12
I realized that I was wasting my energy on feeling sorry for myself and focusing on all the things "wrong" with my environment and my relationships.
All in all, I'm extremely thankful for this baby boy and I can NOT wait to meet him! I can't believe I only have 3 weeks left!!!!!