Tuesday, February 17, 2009

39 and counting.

I made it this far. We made it this far. Tom is amazing and no woman could hope or wish for a better partner to get them through life's hard spots.

On Saturday I mall walked for about 2-3 hours.

On Sunday Tom and I went to Harper's Ferry and hiked around the city, hills, and waterways for 3-4 hours. I started having contractions around 4:30 pm. They were about 30-45 seconds long, and occurred every 10 minutes. We ate dinner in Harper's Ferry, drove to mass, went to mass, then I called the midwife. She told me to lay down and get some rest incase this was it. I laid down at about 9:30 pm, and the contractions went away. Bummer. =(

Its Tuesday today, I am having some feelings of ickiness. I feel PMSy at times, cranky, achy, like I'm going to puke, my tummy feels upset, my lower back really hurts. I'm wondering if this means it will happen soon. Maybe it does, maybe it doesn't.

I try to remember all of the things I am thankful for. I am so happy to be alive and so happy that when I'm not pregnant anymore, I will have an actual baby, a child to call my own (our own). Tom is incredible, he is such a rock for me, so supportive and knowing that I can see him, hold him and talk to him gets me through each day. I am happy to have a job that isn't too hard and pays pretty well. My boss and team are very understanding and supportive. Today I finished all of my "pressing last minute things". If I go in tomorrow, I will start backstopping my team and helping them out. I'm still active and strong. I can hike and spend time outside. I love the outdoors, it brings me such peace and strength. I am so happy to live near so much park space. If I am still pregnant on Friday, I get to get a massage! yay! See, I have so many things to look forward to, and so many things to be thankful for. I have never been more blessed, never been more supported and loved than I am right now.

I cannot wait for the day that our little boy joins us on the outside of my body. One thing I really love is when his foot pokes me hard and I can feel the whole huge thing in my side. I love to think about holding his little feet, kissing them, nibbling them. I'm so excited, its like Christmas eve every night and every day.

Tons of love, Veronica


  1. soooo close. I'm Really excited for both of you!!

  2. Just beautiful. What's his name?????
    Aunt Cindi

  3. Uh-oh... PMSy feelings do sometimes indicate early labor... I wish I could be there with you and Tom for Baby Gumbo's first few days in this amazing world. Keep me posted :)

  4. Walking is a great idea. Get your lungs fed & give Rex lots of oxygen. Soon it will be your first ever Mother's Day!!

  5. Thanks everyone! We are really pumped! His name is NOT Rex. Its still a surprise!