The Siberian American: End of Pregnancy Confessions

Monday, October 16, 2017

End of Pregnancy Confessions

Oh hey, somehow I blinked, and I’m over 38 weeks pregnant. I thought I would post some thoughts and confessions today as I’m (hopefully!) nearing the end of this pregnancy.


I’m nearing the point in pregnancy where I’m ready to meet this little man! I’ve been dealing with painful Braxton Hicks off and on, and now that I’m past 38 weeks, I wouldn’t mind if he decided to show up a little early. That said, Chris is working nights all of this week, so it would be rough timing. There’s really no way he could leave if I go into labor in the middle of the night, and I definitely want him to be there. Talk about mixed feelings! I know baby boy will come on his own time, though!

I’m actually a little proud that I have both the diaper bag and hospital packed! Even though I’m a big planner, I really really hate packing. I basically had to go ahead and do it since I’m spending time with my parents while Chris works nights just in case I go into labor. Everything else is done, too! The nursery is ready, and all of his newborn clothes are washed.

Chris and I spent from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at a childbirth class on Saturday. I had to get special permission for us to go so late in my pregnancy, and if you’ve ever been 38 weeks pregnant, you know how pleasant sitting for that long is. I do think it was worth it for us to go. The second part of the class is this Saturday, but Chris is working 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday, so we’ll see if he wants to go!

I just love the looks on people’s faces when they ask me when I’m due. I mentioned before it would bother me when people constantly told me I don’t look as pregnant as I should, but now, it’s entertaining because they are shocked by how close I am.

I wanted to end this on a good note. I’ve mentioned in the past some of the negative comments people have said, but yesterday, I received the sweetest compliment. An elderly gentleman I had never met came up to me at church and said “You are so beautiful. I think pregnant women are the most beautiful women in the world because they just glow.” Such a nice thing to say!

13 comments:

  1. Awe that older man at church was so sweet! I know what you mean about getting frustrated with people when they say that you don't really look that pregnant or whatever. People are constantly telling me that I don't look pregnant enough for twins, and I'm not like you want to see the ultrasound where they told me that there's two almost 4 pound babies in there? I still can't believe that you're almost there! I hope that when you go into labor that it's the perfect time for you and Chris, especially with his busy work schedule!

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  2. That little man was so sweet! I cannot imagine all of the unwanted questions, comments, and touching(!!!) that come with being pregnant. I would NOT be polite haha.

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  3. So sweet of that man :) You're so so close!! I hope all the timing works out perfectly! Regardless, it's going to be a wonderful moment for you (and Chris)!!

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  4. What a sweet thing for that man to say! You really do make a super cute pregnant lady. You're so close!

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  5. How sweet of that man to say that. It's amazing how the right people come along to say the right thing when we need it most. Hang in there these last few days/weeks, and hopefully little man will wait until daddy is done working the night shift <3
    Green Fashionista

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  6. So close! Braxton-Hicks are the worst. Good for you getting packed and ready! You never know when it's going to happen - although I hope the timing works out with Chris' schedule! I was so unprepared when Abel was born 3 weeks early that I wish I'd gotten organized sooner. It is so fun to be able to say "next week!" when people ask your due date. :-)

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  7. What a nice thing for him to say! I hope the last few weeks go well, and quickly! :)

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  8. 38 weeks?! That went by so fast! I am so excited for you but know what these last few weeks can feel like. I can completely relate to some of the bizarre and inappropriate things people say to pregnant women. I love that sweet comment he made! I will be thinking of you these next few weeks and praying for a speedy and safe delivery for you and baby boy <3 Beautifully Candid

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  9. I can't believe it's almost time! You look fabulous and what a sweet comment from the gentleman at church.

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  10. I agree with that guy from church completely! I cannot believe how close you are, it seems like just yesterday I saw that you were pregnant. :)

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  11. Awww love that man for being so sweet (and honest - you do glow!)... I can't believe how close you are!! Here's hoping for Chris to be able to be there easily and without too much trouble. <3

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  12. So sweet of the elderly gentleman. Also congrats! I saw your sweet announcement on insta!

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  13. You are (both!) glowing so much!! :D

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