Friday, April 16, 2010

36 weeks and counting...

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!

6 comments:

Kamille Corrina said...

You look radiant! And what a blessing that you were the healthiest patient all day. Jovie & Cadence sound the same--think they're capable & big enough because big sister does it, but only big sister obeys. You'll be in my prayers the day Pike Henry is born, as I'm sure you'll need it:)

Emily P. said...

Oh dear Paige you look AMAZING! I'm so happy for you guys. How exciting!

Disney said...

Oh that makes me so happy that you're so healthy! Yay! The sleep thing is kinda sad though. :o( You know, Paige still doesn't sleep through the night, the little turkey! Let's hope that Pike is a little snoozer!

Rebekah said...

I am so encouraged by this post. For one, you look amazing. Honestly, you do. For two, we've been talking a lot about adding to our little family lately. How nice to know someone paving the way. Hard to imagine three little ones when two are already wild things, yet what a blessing being a mother and having children is! Why not have more? Why ever stop, right? :) Love to you, dear Paige. So happy to hear you've had a healthy pregnancy. Can't wait to "see" little Pike.

McFamily said...
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McFamily said...

I think that you look great, your belly is adorable! And wow, it seems like just days ago when you announced that you were pregnant, it goes by so fast! I hope that you pregnancy continues to be healthy and that the birth also goes smoothly just like you want it to...
How exciting!

~Cierra