Monday, March 23, 2009

If the baby came today...

...I would not make it.

Carson's eye infection/nasty cold are still in full force. I can't remember what my child looks like without liquid pouring out of every orifice of his face. And today he added a fever to the mix.

I think the worst feeling in the world is holding your miserably sick child, being unable to console him despite trying everything you can think of, fully convinced that it's your fault he's sick, and deciding that his development will be forever altered because of the traumatic illness. Maybe that's a little dramatic, but that's how I feel when I'm holding my sad, sad baby.

Thank goodness he sleeps through the night even when terribly sick. I was busy enough all during last night nursing my own sore throat and headache. And I thought my last few weeks of pregnancy would be spent resting up for the big day. Ha!

So thank you, sweet child number two of mine, for NOT following the example of your big brother and arriving 3 weeks early. Please, please give us some time to get healthy, clean our now germ-infested home, and rest up for your arrival. And maybe even give me a few more days to make some freezer meals and finish my little sewing project for you.

I am obviously in no hurry to have this baby. If you were to judge by the size of my belly, however, you may be convinced that he's either coming tomorrow or somehow the ultrasound missed his twin in there. I'm to the point where I walk past a strangers in the grocery store and can almost see the thought bubbles coming out of their heads, "Whoa; she's about to POP!!"

Rick took an impromptu maternity photo shoot of me on Sunday. In the kitchen, him telling me how to pose. I was too embarrassed to post any pictures at first, but decided to just show it off with pride.





So, there you have it, extra large baby and me at week 37. Or should I say baby and extra large me at week 37? Regardless of who's big or how big, let's just keep this little guy in me a little longer!!

10 comments:

Jewels said...

I feel the same way! HUGE and not ready, but despite not being ready I want (or need) this baby to come! Good luck with Carson. I hope you both feel better soon! Good luck with the coming of the new baby as well.

w and w said...

You look fabulous! And I'm so glad that all the sickness is coming before the baby right?
When I get back, if you haven't had your baby by then, we should hang out with our little babes our ever growing bellies. Who's bigger?

w and w said...

You look fabulous! And I'm so glad that all the sickness is coming before the baby right?
When I get back, if you haven't had your baby by then, we should hang out with our little babes our ever growing bellies. Who's bigger?

JenSwen said...

Page, you look great! I'm glad you let us see your belly shots. Get better soon! Scott recently learned that pregnant women ARE immuno-compromised so I guess there's a reason we keep getting sick.

Salem said...

Such cute pictures!! I can't believe how adorable you look!! Just be glad that you have time to get your body back before you're in a swimsuit for a week. :) I'm going to get as big as you (already huge)....and then get to go to the beach a couple weeks later!!! Hope you (& Carson) feel better soon!!! Just don't let Rick get sick...he needs to be able to focus!!!

Mike and Carly said...

At least you have really cute ankles still. I was at least that big with Avery and had ankles the size of elephant trunks. I hope little Carson starts to feel better!

The Hills... said...

I think you look adorable, all belly! Hope you all feel better soon!

Marge said...

You are so cute. I'm sorry you are sick. That would be no fun. I had the panic dream this morning, 'if the baby comes today we are not ready' only meaning that I don't have a bag packed and somehow mysteriously all my sanitized and air tight sealed packages of bottles and binkis are somehow missing....I MUST FIND THEM!

Debbie and Matt said...

Hi page! you look absolutely amazing! Your such a good mommy and very crafty! I wish I knew how to do half of what you have done! YOu are wonderful and very patient! The sickness shall pass... and yes it stinks to watch ur little ones in pain... Kylee was sick last week and constipated today screaming in pain... yup... YOUR DOING A GOOD JOB MOMMY!

Meg said...

You look gorgeous, Page!!

I hope Carson gets to filling better before too long, so you can rest up and clean up!