Carlos will be here soon.
Everything, good and bad is starting to sink in.
Sometimes it gets overwhelming.
I have to give birth.
Until about a week or so ago that seemed like no biggie...
I mean, I help girls through it all the time.
Now all of the potential complications start creeping in my brain.
So, while trying to keep my inner freak out at bay,
and attempting to remind my inner control freak to chill,
I've decided it's time to focus on a few of the things going on around here.
First, I have the most amazing parents in the world.
They've seen a LOT of me and the kids lately.
In my advanced stages of bigness and tiredness and Hubs being away for some long stretches, I've hovered towards my mom and dad.
Especially since we reached the time frame of when my water broke with ACE
(37 wks, which I'm sad to report did NOT happen this time, grr!)
I'm thankful that they've just taken us on.
Cracks me up.
He's been the most involved with Carlos.
Constantly hugging and kissing my belly, talking to it.
The other day, when I got home from work and was standing in the doorway of the living room, he lifted up my shirt, pulled the panel of my pants below my belly, started squeezing on either side, looks up at me and says
"Mom, I'm wreally ready for our baby to be here...
even though I know all it's going to do is cry."
Informed me the last night that
"If this baby doesn't get here by Monday, I'm out!"
Not really sure what she's out of, but I giggled anyways.
She's done a great job of helping out recently.
I think she's kind of picked up on the fact that I'm tired and just not able to do some of the things I've always done.
Love that girl.
Well, I chose to have more kids with him for a reason.
Currently, as I type, he's getting the yard mowed and the garage back to where I can park in it.
People that know us IRL know that he gives me a hard time, but he loves his family, and is just as excited and nervous as me about everything that's about to happen.
I'm excited that he's able to take FMLA with me this time
(with ACE he had just started at the fire dept. and didn't have much time off banked)
So, he'll be here with us for over 2 weeks straight before he goes back to work after the baby is born, and has also arranged to take off about a month later on to help get the kids back to school and me back to work.
believe it or not,
we're still not settled on.
We've thrown a few around, but could potentially see this baby and go totally different directions.
Hubs named BUG the day we found out she was a girl.
He picked a name that wasn't awful, and I jumped on it.
ACE...well, I just won't go into the details, it wasn't pretty.
We did finally name him for sure about 2 weeks before he was born, but decided since we'd gone so long without one, we didn't reveal it to our family and friends until after he was born.
This baby, who knows.
I may even be surprised :)
So, I'll quit being sentimental and teary.
Quit blogging for now, and go finish up the last check boxes on my list of things to get done before Carlos arrives.
Hubs and Ace are set to install the infant car seat today, and I'm on a clean floor and laundry mission.
Still need to pack the kids an overnight bag and a hospital fun bag.
I'm most looking forward to this experience for them.
They're both so excited.
Please pray for us this next week.
We are hoping for a quick, easy birth, and a healthy baby.
I'm not so silly to think everything will go the way I've got it in my head, but for sure know that everything will work out according to His plan.