My last few posts have been a little serious, so I just wanted to lighten things up a bit and talk about some of the awesome things that my wife and I are going through here in the last month of her pregnancy.
The best thing that we have done in the last few days was to take our practice drive to the hospital. Just taking that drive made the whole experience that much more real. Shelley tried to make it as real as possible by screaming out "Rob it really hurts. Just go around that old lady. Just go, just go, JUST GO!!!" We made our drive in 11 minutes and 28 seconds. That will be some of the most exciting minutes of my life.
One of the most frustrating things for me has been the stubbornness of our baby. Even in the womb, the child is proving that it is going to do what it wants to do. Shelley, of course, always feels the baby moving, but as soon as she puts my hand on her stomach... dead still. Then the other day I felt a lot of big movements and as soon as I grabbed the camcorder... baby stopped.
Throughout the entire pregnancy this child has teased me. This lets me know that we are going to be the best of friends.
About 2 weeks ago or so Shelley started really getting uncomfortable while sleeping. Tossing and turning has become very difficult. One night she was getting restless and turned in our bed. I was dead asleep, but the movement woke me suddenly. Unfortunately the following result ensued.
I threw my arm up over Shelley and yelled "AAAHHH!!!" I thought that I was awaking to an earthquake. She looked at me and queried "You ok?" Embarassed, I rolled over and went back to bed. I then made the mistake of telling her why I reacted the way I did. I thought it was heroic. She thought, "I feel like an earthquake?"
This has been such a fun experience going though all of the highs and lows, joys and scares of having a baby. I am so blessed to have gone through this experience with my best friend. I have nothing but love for my beautiful wife and I can't wait for our baby to arrive.
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