This pregnancy has absolutely flown by, but at the same time it feels like I have an eternity to go. I truly love being pregnant. Each time has been sweet, sanctifying, hard, beautiful… but the honor of carrying my children and being the one to know them so intimately for the better part of a year before having to share them with the rest of the world is unspeakable joy.
I am really looking forward to birthing again as well. I had such a beautiful birth experience with Judah, though labor and delivery is one of the most challenging things I have ever experienced, there was also something so holy about worshipping God and praying through each contraction. Feeling as though it was only me, my baby, and the Lord laboring. I can’t wait to experience that again! After 24 hours of labor, there is nothing better than pulling that baby onto your chest and meeting their eyes for the first time.
One of the biggest challenges this pregnancy has been my back pain! It has been almost paralyzing at times. I had sciatic nerve pain with Judah towards the end but I don’t remember it ever being this bad. The hardest part is not being able to slow down because I’m taking care of our home and Judah, who is super active and always running! Even with these hard parts I am really trying to savor these last weeks of being mama to just Judah. While we can’t wait for the arrival of his sister and I know once she’s here we’ll feel like she was always a part of us, I can’t help but think I’ll miss the days where it was just Judah and I.
I have been having the best cravings! Acai bowls with lots of fresh fruit and homemade granola, iced water with lemon, Joe-Joes cookies from Trader Joe’s, and sliced tomato topped with Everything But The Bagel seasoning from TJ’s!
Baby girl is moving so much and I can tell that she is growing so beautifully. She’s feels so big and I can’t believe that over the next couple of months she will be getting even bigger!
We are preparing and praying for her in these final weeks. I can’t wait for her birthday!