Sunday, August 24, 2008

Running out of room... but still celebrating

{Me at 35+ weeks, Patrick, me, Savannah, Lindsay, and Daniel at the party, my grandparents beside their wedding cake}


With the beginning of another school year, a new crop of students, a new challenging AP class to teach, and an ever-growing belly {and nose too, at this point}, I have been exhausted! I've had stories to share and things to write about, but just not the energy... My school year has actually started off great, actually, and so far I am loving my kids and what I'm doing in the classroom.

The reality of this final month of pregnancy has finally hit me, though... Friday, after school, I went out with some friends to Mellow Mushroom. Patrick was working late(r), and we had date planned for later in the evening with dinner reservations for 8:00 {We've only a few weeks left with just the 2 of us, so we've been trying to fill them with special times}. I got home about 5:45, laid down, and literally could NOT get up out of bed. He got home about 6:45 and found me limp and lifeless. We cancelled our reservations, made PB&J's and tall glasses of milk, and went upstairs to "On Demand" the movie 21--which we loved by the way. I felt so lame, but couldn't have enjoyed myself more.

I'm over it. You know? All the, "How are you feeling(s)?" the sweet "awe cute" looks combined with the pitiful smiles and "you poor thing--in all this heat" comments, the waiting... the preparation... oh, the waiting... I pray that Addison stays in my belly as long as she needs to, but I am READY to meet my daughter and be a mommy!

I am determined to enjoy these last few weeks, though, and fill them full of memories. One of those memories was the party that my parents hosted last night for my grandparents who are celebrating 60 years of marriage. They got married in someone's home, and never had a wedding or reception, so my parents threw them a nice reception last night with 60 of their closest friends and family. {Unfortunately, Cousin Carl and Dolly couldn't make it, but they sent their congratulations. :)} It was sweet and special and made was a nice reminder of just how sacred marriage is! We all had a great time, and that cake tasted just as good as it looks!

I'll start going to the doctor weekly this week, so please keep those prayers coming. I'm VERY nervous about these last few weeks!

10 comments:

Jan said...

Good luck! I can't wait to meet Addison!

Sarah Armstrong said...

I have been thinking of you often and wondered how it had been going back to work. It's exhausting enough starting school when you aren't pregnant! I hope to talk to you soon - I need to send something your way and I am not sure I have your accurate address...I will try to call this week!

J said...

I'm so excited for you!!!!!! Yay!

The Brewteam said...

Hey Kristy, I am so excited that I found your blog. You look great and I hope you are feeling well. I know you a re getting so anxious to hold that baby girl, it will be more wonderful than you can imagine. I am glad I can catch up on what has been going on in your life.
Jennifer Brewer

Katie said...

Not long now!! How exciting! I am glad that things are going great and will continue to pray for you!

Supabloggasuprememama said...

the last part is the hardest. hang in there!

Lori said...

kristy! i just had this realization today. so. my coworkers and i are bantering back and forth about football...and we're talking about watching football on TV...and i realized...you will have Addy at the PERFECT time: in the middle of football season! why is this perfect, you ask? b/c when you're up in the middle of the night taking care of her...there will be tons of football games replaying for you (and Patrick!) to watch! :) okay, so that was really random, and kinda dumb...but after watching Caroline at random hours of the night, i remember promising myself to try to have kids this time of year...so i'd have something to entertain myself with. k. no more rambling. :) love you!

War Eagle!

Kristy said...

Thanks for your nice comments, guys! Lori, funny you bring that up--Patrick and I have been thinking that through and we are going to plan out each Saturday's schedule and set up our DVR to record them. It's one of the things we are the most excited about during these sleep deprived weeks/months to come. :)

McKinney Madness said...

I'm so excited for you, and I can't believe Addison will be here before long. You'll be in my prayers!

Haley Morgan said...

Did you have your baby? Are you in the hospital? I need an update on you and that sweet baby!