Thoughts on Almost-Mommyhood

by Heather on February 8, 2012

First things first, almost-mommyhood has made me love lists.  Oh my gosh do I love them!  It’s about the only way I can tame my  brain into thinking straight these days…

Closet full of diapers and diaper-changing apparatus...weird!

  • I can’t believe – seriously CAN.NOT. believe - that we are about to have a baby.  At 37 weeks today I’m technically full-term and could have him at any point in time, and that reality will randomly come and slap me across the face several times a day.  I’ll find myself both terrified and ridiculously anxiously happy to meet the little guy that’s been spending so much time pushing around in my belly for almost 9 months, and then just break down in tears over the interplay of emotions.
  • Washing baby clothes is pretty much a million times more fun (right now) than washing my clothes.
  • Although I can’t wait to see every little inch of this little man I’m finding that right now I can’t wait to see his little curled-up newborn booty.  Baby butts and baby bellies are just about the cutest things ever – next to their little newborn faces :)
  • The other night was the first time I’ve seen Nate act even remotely nervous about the birth ahead of us, and his concern was that he wants to be the best coach he can be for me.  I just feel the need to iterate that he’s the best coach I could ever ask for, the best husband, the best friend, and the best daddy for our children.  Out of everything out there I could be worried about, that’s the one thing I have no question over!
  • The baby room is ALMOST finished!  I never thought the day would come…we’ll be finishing it up this weekend and taking photos to share with y’all soon!  It’s going to be exactly what we wanted, and I’m so excited!
  • I randomly convinced myself last Sunday that my water broke and immediately started to panic.  Then Nate made me pack my bag for the hospital – and by “made me pack my bag for the hospital” I mean I sat on the bed crying hysterically about not knowing whether my water broke while Nate packed my bag for me.  And then I cried because he did the whole thing for me.  And then I cried because I realized my water hadn’t broken.  And then I cried because I was crying.  Yay hormones!
  • Thinking about how much I already love this little guy takes my breath away.  In case you couldn’t tell, I’m kind of excited to meet him.
  • I’m about to be a mom.  Yikes.
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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tina @ Best Body Fitness February 8, 2012

I’m grinning from ear to ear! :)

You are going to be one heck of an amazing mother!


2 betht February 8, 2012

I am so glad to have found someone who shares my obsession with baby butts! LOL!


3 Heather February 9, 2012

how could you NOT be obsessed?! cutest ever :)


4 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) February 8, 2012

crying because your crying. haha love it!


5 Urban Wife February 8, 2012

Ok this just made my heart swell up a little. Ok, A LOT! :) So excited for you!!


6 Elizabeth February 8, 2012

Oh I am so excited for you guys!! How amazing! I can’t wait to see pictures! I know you guys are going to do a wonderful job :)


7 Kim in MD February 9, 2012

This is such a sweet post! Crying because you were crying…I remember those hormones! ;-) I am so excited for you to meet your little man!


8 Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables February 9, 2012

It’s so exciting Heather, I’m so happy for you!


9 Ashley February 9, 2012

That is so sweet!!! I am so excited for you to meet your little man!! I can’t wait to meet mine in October!


10 rebecca February 9, 2012

you’re gonna be a great mommy, heather. i just know it. i can’t wait to hear updates and see pics!!! xoxo


11 Delishhh February 13, 2012

I am so with you on your thoughts – i am 40 weeks now and i think my water has broken about 10 times. It only gets worce when you get closer to your due date. You have all these weird new things going on that nobody told you about and you think each one of them is a sign of labor. But they are not – it’s just pre labor stuff. . . .so i think i have called my doctor about 5 times in the last week. And everytime she tells me that is it just pre labor stuff and all just normal. You don’t have to do anything until your water actaully breaks or just follow the 511 rule. But your head messes with you. . .


12 trinidad February 14, 2012

Heather, every day I take a look at your wonderful blog I like it more and more! I wish your and your – soon to be – mEn all the best in the world and I am looking forward to those creative recipes you will be inspired to by your little boy ;)
hugs from switzerland!


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