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Elizabeth's Pregnancy Journal

Week 37 ~ May 19, 2008
~ Baby Showers & Nesting Extremes

If you've been reading my journal than you know that this weekend was Liam's baby shower. I have never had one before as Kathryn was born on her baby shower date and since I had a ton of girl stuff did not plan one for Mychaela. So, on Saturday we had a pre-birthday bash for Liam Michael and he made out like a bandit. I invited the group of ladies I meet with on Tuesday mornings for bible study and they had a blast. I refer to them as my "little old lady friends." One of the ladies turned 91 last week and she was so excited to be invited. "I can't remember the last time I went to one of these!" she exclaimed. What is frightening is that particular baby could be part of AARP by now. They were very generous and I received some items I needed plus lots of extra goodies. It was a real blessing.

One of my neighbors was joking that I am taking nesting to an extreme as the outside of our house is finishing a remodel and new roof, plus the exciting adventure of carpenter ants. Now one might assume that this is a lot with less than 10 days for Liam's arrival, but the pregnant ___________ (fill in the blank) asserts herself and the contractors have been very responsive. Let's just say I'm putting those pregnancy hormones to good use!

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Too Much Information Warning! Obviously my husband and I enjoy our "extra curricular" activities; hence my being pregnant so many times. During these past couple of weeks my husband and I are intimate about 3-4 times a week, below our usual "meeting." I calmly reminded him that many husbands would be dying of gratitude if their wives joined them that often and I'm huge and uncomfortable right now so I think that's pretty darn good. With that being said, this past week I have hardly been able to keep my hands off him! I don't know if it's because I know with the c-section I'll have to restrain myself 4-6 weeks, or if maybe I'm experiencing a burst of hormones, but whatever the reason my husband is asking for nights off. Sadly, I'm not so sensitive to his requests and remind him that there is only a limited amount of nights left before we are alone no longer.

I'm also starting to get a bit stressed and am terrified in that something is going to go wrong at the last minute. The NST's are looking great and so far there is no indication so I am trying to breathe through the anxiety and focus on a positive outcome. It's hard to believe that soon Liam will be here.

It's been hot here so I'm off to drink more water, you all do the same, and next week will be my final entry. Thanks so much for taking the time to read my ramblings and emailing me as well.

Looking forward to Liam,
~ Elizabeth

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