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The Waiting Game

Well, we’ve surpassed the 37 week mark, and are trucking right along! We’re 37+2 today, and had a great doctor’s appointment and ultrasound yesterday. She measured at a healthy size, looked perfect, and still has a safe amount of fluid in there. Oh, and she’s for sure still a girl! As our Dr. put it, “She hasn’t grown anything! Still a girl!” All in all, she’s doing fantastic! I’m feeling like she could really decide to arrive any day now. Of course, no one knows for sure, so for now we’re just patiently waiting. I want her to stay in and cook as long as possible, but I also want her to come on her own time. It’s funny how you spend 9-10 months wondering if pregnancy could possibly move any slower, and then you’re suddenly within a few weeks of delivery and you’re not ready at all and hope you have a little longer to mentally prepare!

37 weeks pregnant fall outfit

I think we are as ready as we can be though. There are still a few small chores on my to-do list, like making a few freezer meals, and I constantly feel like I need to keep the kitchen spotless, but for the most part, I think we’re ready to bring her home. Our bags are all packed, the nursery is done, the house is *mostly* clean (it could always be cleaner, but hey, we share it with a 95lb black lab), and we’re installing the car seat tonight. We’re preregistered at the hospital, and I’ve got all my short-term disability paperwork filled out ready to fax in after the birth. The only thing that’s not done is soaking up as much quality time between just Adam and I. I don’t think it hit either of us how close we really are until just recently, so now I’m hoping we still have a few more dates nights ahead of us! It’s hard to wrap my head around the idea of adding a new family member, and it no longer being just the two of us, but I guess I’ll never really understand it until she’s here.

Everyone keeps asking “how are you feeling??” And I really don’t know how I feel! It’s hard to know what you’re feeling about something you’ve never experienced. I don’t have anything to base it on except for what friends, family, and the internet has told me. I’m excited of course, but it’s also still surreal and I feel like I’m watching all of this take place from a third party. I feel like I’ve been pregnant forever, but at the same time it’s absolutely flown by and I cannot believe it’s basically October. My marathon in January feels like lightyears ago, and when I think about February and March, I almost feel nauseous again because those months were SO miserable. I remember thinking October was so far away. And now it’s almost here! Our due date is 19 days away, if we even make it to our due date that is. I’m scared, nervous, tired, overwhelmed, over it but not over it, curious, and every other emotion you can think of. I can’t peg it down on one thing, but I just feel like I don’t know what to feel. If that even makes sense.

Last night Adam asked what I was most excited about once she’s here. And I instantly said, “to finally see what she looks like.” And he said, “oh, I thought you’d say sleeping on your stomach.” Ha! Now THERE’S something I’m excited about!!! I can’t WAIT to sleep on my stomach and back again!!!

Cheers to the waiting game! I know I’ll never get these final days back, so I’m trying to soak up every movement of hers so I’ll be able to fully remember how much fun it was having her INSIDE my belly!

How did you survive the final weeks/days? Have any good freezer meal ideas? Did you feel ready, not ready, nervous, excited?

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    Natalie @ Never Serious Blog
    September 29, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Crying, crying, CRYING! You look incredible, and I can’t wait to see that sweet baby face!
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      Sweet Miles
      October 6, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      You are hilarious 🙂 almost time!!

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    Kelly
    September 29, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    I’m trying to think back to how I felt the last weeks before my daughter was born, and I can’t hardly remember what life was like back then! I think I was probably just very impatient to meet her.
    It sounds like you are ready though, and you look great! Hope you can enjoy these next few days/weeks.
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      Sweet Miles
      October 6, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      I imagine once she’s here, it will be hard to imagine what it was like beforehand, but I am getting so impatient. I know this is all just God teaching me to CHILL!

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    Katie @ Live Half Full
    September 29, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    I posted my first round of freezer meals yesterday- check it out! And I’m feeling exactly the same as you- ready for the most part but wanting some more time to mentally prepare. And I agree- my husband and I have been SO busy we haven’t focused on spending time just the two of us… which is why I’m hoping to go to my due date so we have a few weekends without to-do items to just chill.
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      Sweet Miles
      October 6, 2015 at 1:28 pm

      I need to check out your freezer meals, you are so prepared!

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    Leslee @ Her Happy Balance
    September 29, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    As a non-preggo, I have no advice to offer you lol sorry! But I can say that you look adorable in your fall flannel with your bump 🙂 Less than 3 weeks – you got this!!
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      Sweet Miles
      October 6, 2015 at 1:27 pm

      Haha thanks girl! Fall flannel for the win, now if it would just stay chilly! You are getting so close to your marathon right?!

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    Kristin @ A Mom on the Run
    September 29, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    You’re so close!

    The last few weeks were a blur. There’s a quote about parenting that says something like “The days are long but the years are short” and I feel like that applies. At the time, it felt like it was dragging by and we’d never meet our little ones, but now, it feels like the pregnant part of my life flew by. Savor these last few weeks with Adam. It’ll never be the same again.. it will be so much better, more so than you can imagine 🙂

    I felt ready, I adore kids and have been around them my whole life, but it was surreal. I couldn’t wrap my mind around the idea that I had an actual baby in my belly and that it was mine and that they’d let ME take it home from the hospital and that I was responsible for raising it. It’s still surreal some days. There are times I look at my kids and I can’t believe I’m a mom 🙂
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      Sweet Miles
      October 6, 2015 at 1:27 pm

      Yes, yes, yes! You read my mind 🙂

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    Sara
    September 29, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    I was going crazy the last few weeks of pregnancy & I couldn’t wait to see what she looked like. I feel like this newborn stage is surreal and I’m watching as a third party. I still can’t believe I’m a Mom. It’s so awesome & scary at the same time.
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      Sweet Miles
      October 6, 2015 at 1:27 pm

      That’s what I keep thinking too, I just can’t even IMAGINE what she looks like. I try to think about what a combination of me and Adam would be, but I Just can’t visualize it!

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    Danielle @ Little Mama Big Life
    September 29, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Looking good lady! I was pretty miserable during my last few weeks of both pregnancies. With my first, I was convinced I would go early and in the end I was induced at 41 weeks. That made for a long month at the end! I did try to make the best of that time though. My hubby and I went out on lots of “last dinners out” and I think I got a weekly pedicure just because I could. Hang in there, she will be here before you know it!!
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      Sweet Miles
      October 6, 2015 at 1:26 pm

      A weekly pedicure?! If my bank account was ok with that, I’d be all over that idea! 🙂 I am really hoping we don’t have to be induced, I don’t think we will be, but you never know! It’s out of our hands!

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    Christine@ Apple of My Eye
    September 30, 2015 at 11:48 am

    AHHHH!! I am so excited for you. I think I might scream when you finally do your first post after giving birth! You’re in the final home stretch and are absolutely glowing 🙂

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      Sweet Miles
      October 6, 2015 at 1:25 pm

      Haha! I think I might scream when it’s finally baby time!! Ahhh!!

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    Chelsea @ Simply Chelsea
    September 30, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Ah, you look great! I’m also pregnant with my first, due October 9, and I am having the same feelings! I have my 39 week appointment today, hoping it goes well!

    Hang in there mama! Were almost there 🙂

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      Sweet Miles
      October 6, 2015 at 1:25 pm

      Oh my goodness!! Exciting!!! How’s it going?! You are SO CLOSE!

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    Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections
    September 30, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    I hated the “how are you feeling?” comments. Like, HUGE and ready to not be pregnant anymore, thank you! I was furious when people asked. No, I was never hormonal during pregnancy or anything 😉

    For freezer meals, I made lasagna roll ups, so basically lasagna but rolled instead of stacked. Cookie dough was a must! I made some enchiladas, quiche and made sure I had pasta and soup on hand. Really easy stuff. We honestly ate out a lot for the first few weeks because we had a lot of food around us at the time.
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      Sweet Miles
      October 6, 2015 at 1:25 pm

      Hahaha! My thoughts exactly!!! Mmm cookie dough, enchiladas, and quiche all sound like excellent ideas!

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