I am currently 36 weeks pregnant and our little Pike Henry will meet us face-to-face soon! "I'm so Excik-ed!" as Pear would say. The girls greet him each morning by climbing in our bed, pulling up my shirt and giving my belly a kiss. Sometimes Pike greets them back with a kick or jab.
I don't know exactly what to think or how to feel. At times I don't know if my life could get any crazier but I'm sure I'll be proven wrong in a couple of weeks. Jovie is currently into EVERYTHING! Going to the grocery store (or really anywhere) is nearly impossible. She thinks she's a big girl just like Pear. She might convince you by the way she runs and jumps and climbs but when it comes to me saying, "Jovie, don't touch those tomatoes" or "we don't need that cereal" or "come here," she simply ignores my words whereas Pear abides by them. So, what am I going to do when Pike arrives? I truly think I will be home-bound for a while.
As far as having another baby, I am thrilled. Although I feel as though we are just starting to get sleep. (Jovie had a rough bout for a couple months and is finally sleeping through the night and both girls sleep until about 6:30am now!) I guess that's why another one's coming. Who needs sleep anyways?
I can't wait to see what he looks like. Pear is positive that he'll have black hair. I recently made him a little boy doll/rattle with blond hair. When Pear saw it she asked, "why did you make him with blond hair mom?" I said, "because I think he might have blond hair." Her response was, "No! He's not going to have blond hair! He's going to have black hair."
I went to my 36 week check-up today and was told by the Obstetrician that I am the healthiest patient she's seen all day. These words came to me as such a blessing from God; with my previous complications and all of the issues that it brought forth, Praise God for good health! I am right on track for weight gain, size and positioning of baby. We are anticipating a natural childbirth with no complications.
I am posting a couple of pictures of our happy family of 5. Yes 5! With a belly that size, I'd say you can count that little on inside of me. I don't really like these pictures of me but I'm posting them for those of you curious what I look like when I gain 25lb in a pregnancy- there you go!