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I still have a month to go. The words "You won't be pregnant forever" keep me going on long, hot, pregnant, summer days.
I had a C-section with my first child, Baby James, and the scar there is really uncomfortable if anything presses against it for any length of time. This means I get to wear clothes and undies that come up over the scar instead of sit below the belly. If you've had a baby or are well into a pregnancy then you know two things about maternity bottoms:
Some people are below, some people are special panel only and some people don't care. I used to not care but this time it is too uncomfortable to do it any other way so I stocked up on the right kind of clothes for me.
The worst thing is still the heat. I take it one day at a time. In the afternoons it's all I can do to lay on the floor and have Baby James just play around me and bring me toys and snuggle. We actually have some really nice quiet bonding time that way. Baby James likes climbing over me and pressing his face to mine so we can make silly faces at each other. These are memories that I hope never ever fade.
On the bright side my tan is looking amazing as ever with all this sunshine and pool days we've been having! And Baby James is ever so entertained by the pool trips and looks forward to them!
I am pretty much finished with the nursery for Baby Alice but I just keep nesting and nesting and nesting. Significant others know what I'm talking about. Nesting is that crazy thing that us pregnant ladies do like cleaning things that are already clean, organize and then reorganize and, my favorite part — buying new stuff! I've bought her mostly organizational things lately as well as a push light to add light near the changing table since the grandmas have complained that it's hard to see to change Baby James at night over there.
I have everything in order … I think. Diapers stocked; clothes washed, folded and put away. I have … I have time. That's about all I have left — time. Time to let this baby incubate and come out healthy but it is just so so hard! I want her here now! I can't wait to meet her! I was driving the other day, exited the freeway to come home and a song came on the radio that made me start bawling right there in traffic!
"And when I see your face … there's not a thing that I would change, Girl, you're amazing … just the way you are…." I just know she's going to be amazing! I can't wait!!!
To read more from Jessica's journey, visit Jessica's Pregnancy Journal.
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