Saturday, August 25, 2012

My handsome little guy...

My Sweet Jacob,

   Mommy can't tell you enough how much she already loves you. I can't imagine how much more that love will grow when I get to see your slimy little self for the first time and hold you in my arms. (I'm such a cry baby lately, no offense, and am getting tears in my eyes just thinking about it!) I can't wait for my "moment" with you. It will be this moment that I will be thinking about while in labor. Hopefully, it will help keep my mind off the pain for a few seconds. Allow me to explain this moment.

Every time I watch a birthing video, (which you won't want to watch for many many years) I see the mommy laboring in pain during the last home stretch before she gets to see her baby. I can only imagine what's going through her head, probably thoughts of why she got pregnant haha, and just wanting the pain to be over. Then finally that last push, and a few seconds later she hears the soft cries of her baby and he is placed on her chest. In that moment, she forgets about the agonizing hours of labor and looks into her baby's sweet face and just smiles the biggest smile she has ever had in her life. I can't wait for that moment! It is so sweet to watch. I can't wait until my moment with you! I can't wait to see your sweet little face and kiss your tiny nose. And daddy and I agreed, we are going to keep you forever and ever.

Well my son, you are 30 weeks and 3 days old today. Less than ten weeks and you will be in our arms!  Allow me to give you an update. You have been a really good boy this whole pregnancy for mommy, so keep it up when you come meet us! Mommy is still able to go running even with my growing belly. You give me leg cramps some mornings and the occasional charlie horses, but I can't complain!  Other than that everything has been great!

At your 20 week appointment, the doctor was concerned about some fluid (pee pee) backed up in your kidneys. The good news is this is very common in boys and usually works itself out by the time they are born. Yesterday we went to take another look at them to see if it had improved. I was very excited because that meant we got to see you again! You still have a little bit of fluid but not much, so we aren't worried about it. The doctor said it was very minor and we will take another look in about five weeks.

You are one cute looking little guy! :) A couple weeks ago, I was able to get a peek of your cute face and you were just smiling with your eyes opened having a great time in there. This time you were still pretty active but eyes were closed and you were sucking your thumb for a little bit and holding your foot with the other hand. I was surprised at how spread out you were! One leg was up near my ribs and the other one was low by my belly. But I'm glad you are making good use of the space you have! Mommy just loved watching you in there! It was nice to know what exactly I was feeling when you move around inside. You are head down now, which is great! So the soft little flutters I feel low are your little hands and the bigger movements by my belly button are your kicks, and your little bum. :) You make me the happiest mama ever!

This week daddy and I are taking you to Alaska! You are quite the world traveler already. We love you so much, Jacob. We pray for you every day. We pray we can be the godly parents you deserve, and that you will serve and love God with all your heart, mind, and soul.

All My Love,

Here are some of the things I have been working on while awaiting your arrival!
Burp Clothes, still adding some personalization to them!

Your reversible blanket! This side is more manly.

Your first blanket :) made with love from Aunt Hannah and Mommy
I know it's adorable! 
28 weeks and 2 days. Smiling with your eyes opened!
Mommy holding photos of you at 30 weeks and 2 days
Your wipe cases! You will be one stylish babe in the nursery!