Tuesday, July 30, 2013

save the date

Let the countdown begin!  We will officially be meeting our newest baby boy on Monday, September 16th; just 48 days from now!  While I am well aware of the fact that babies don't tend to listen to our schedules (or at least Shafer babies don't), I am also hopeful that this little guy will wait until the appointed hour to make his appearance.  Going into labor with two 2-year-olds at home and the nearest grandparent 7 hours away does not sound like a great idea. 

Many people have asked how this pregnancy has felt different from the twins, so I've been thinking about it lately, and here's what I've come up with:
  • When I feel the baby move, I know for sure which baby it is this time.  I kind of love that.
  • I am MUCH less swollen.  You can still see bones in my feet!
  • My belly is probably smaller, though it still feels quite large.
  • When pregnant with the twins, I spent most of my day on the couch or otherwise resting.  This time, I spend my days taxiing around toddlers, playing trains and babies, coloring, wrestling in the floor.  So I'm pretty exhausted by the end of the day this time, but I'm not sure that can be blamed on the baby.
  • I haven't been to the doctor/hospital a single time for an unplanned appointment!
  • During our twin pregnancy, I read about a thousand books to "prepare" for mommyhood.  This time I try to remember to read the app on my phone every few days.  
We are so grateful for this healthy pregnancy and the baby who will be joining our family soon.  Praying for 7 more healthy weeks inside!

1 comment:

  1. Stay put little guy. we love mid September babies. Suzy is very good at sharing. 46 days til I have a three year old and 48 until my baby is one! See you all a few weeks!