February 23, 2010

surviving

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you know that you're MORE than ready to have a baby when:

you're peeing literally 25+ times a day ... your wardrobe consists of 1 pair of jeans & 3 shirts ... you cry just thinking or talking about being pregnant for much longer, probably scaring away most of your neighbors & family, seriously not stable at this point in time ... none of your shoes fit, except one pair & even those are tight ... you haven't been able to take your wedding ring off for over a month ... a nice lady at church goes out of her way to stop and tell you that you MUST take pictures of your belly because one day you will forget how big you are & people will not believe that you got so big ... you try jumping on the trampoline with your kids, only to find it wasn't such a good idea, and crap, you only have one pair of jeans ... just getting your shoes and socks on for the day should be considered a workout .

so for those of you who are wondering how i'm doing...to be honest, i'm surviving. every day for the past week and a half have been the longest days of my life. i think part of it is because zac & emerson both came 2 weeks early....so i've really worked myself up into believing that this little guy would come early as well. but no...here we are, getting closer to my due date, and i haven't progressed for the last 3 weeks. i'm almost dilated to a 3 & 70% effaced, but literally, i've been that way for almost a month, so it really doesn't mean much. :(

i'm scheduled to be induced monday morning at 7...and although i'm really not crazy about the idea of being induced, i think i'd prefer that over keeping this baby inside me much longer. i'm done, and that's all there is to it people. so please start sending positive vibes & thoughts my way...really, he needs to come out...like soon!! :)

17 comments:

Jeff and Kandis said...

you poor thing...I have been there. Don't be scared about induction, two of my boys came that way and it was great because you could plan it out. Hang in there...you still look gorgeous!!

JJLanier said...

I will be thinking of you!

Denise said...

I will send positive vibes your way:) good luck, lynds!

Nicole said...

You are so funnY! I think the same thing and the Sunday before I had Arianna a guy in my ward said, "Wow! You are REALLY pregnant!" It just baffles me sometimes why people open up their mouths! I can't wait to see what this little guy looks like- hang in there! :)

Holly Park said...

You sound done, but btw, you look great! The bigger the better:). No doubt he will come out nice and healthy!

Rutter Family said...

good luck. they come when they are good and ready. the more "cooked" the better ;0). stay positive.

Maegan said...

Hey lady! You are one cute prego lady; don't worry, as soon as he is born you will forget all about it! I went in to be induced with Jackson and Ella, but they told me I was already in labor. BTW, your pics you took are so fun! My fav. is the cupcake one.

lynsey said...

hang in there lynds! you look cute, even if you feel like you're just barely making it. can't wait to see the new little guy!

Rebecca said...

We have been thinking of you and will keep you in our prayers--

Andrea S. said...

I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you and hoping that Monday comes quickly! I am so excited for you to have a new little man in your house!

Can I just say induction is totally the way to go! I guess I wouldn't know any other way because I've been induced both times, but I love it. You go in, they hook you up, you get the epidural and before you know it you're done!

By the way you look terrible....totally kidding. I just remember thinking if one more person told me I looked good or that I looked like I was ready to have the baby I was going to punch them. You really do look great and make such a cute pregnant mom.

You know, I'll be in Utah in just over a month....are you sure you can't hold out any longer so I can see him when he's brand new? I guess I'll settle for 5 weeks if you can't wait that long...

(wow, my comment just turned into a novel.)

Charlotte said...

Hang in there. And don't feel bad about being unstable- we've all been there. Good luck! And you look beautiful, btw.

Mary and Ryan said...

Good luck to you, you look super cute and I can't wait to see your little baby! I was induced both times cuz my babies are huge, and it is not bad at all, its kindof fun to have it planned:)

Mary Dawn said...

love the picture. Nothing like those last weeks when people say things like "girl, don't drop that thing." Which yes, was said to my sister.

I'm glad for the update, we've been thinking of you guys. We hope everything goes great! Love you guys!

amberbuck said...

okay, you may feel like your belly is huge but I can assure you that I look just like you and I still have to go until May! People think I'm having twins. Nice. Good luck girl, I bet you'll go into labor this weekend!

RaeAnn said...

yes, the miracle of birth is preceeded by the miracle of how uncomfortable you can possibly be! sending all of my pregnancy positivity your way!

Heather Telford said...

lynds,

are you coming to provo this week? If so call me I SERIOUSLY want to do a maternity shoot for you you look just to darn cute and think of the fu memory.. :) Call me.. before you pop..!

Beccarigg said...

You poor sweet thing! That last month of pregnancy is the worst! I can totally relate to crying at the thought of being pregnant for one more day! You look darling though and it will all be worth it very very soon! hang in there!