The last month of the Spring season is here, and so many other things I’ve been waiting for. But first, a look back at April.
The pregnancy has been moving right along this month, thankfully without any more trips to the hospital! The baby has grown to over 6 pounds, and everything seems to be going well. My anxiety definitely has heightened, despite the pretty easy month. But I continue taking it one day at a time.
I did get some reading done this month. I managed to complete 4 books, which is the most I’ve been able to do all year. The book binge is still going strong after the slump of March. It’s been a nice and needed distraction from the anxiety of the pregnancy. I’ve also been perusing a few pregnancy/baby books in preparation for the impending arrival of the boy.
And I did manage to complete a lot of organizing projects for the baby and the nursery this month, despite my heightened anxiety. The nursery seems as ready as it’s going to be. And the registry should be up after the baby arrives for whatever sip and see will be scheduled after his arrival.
Now, onto the month of May!
- The arrival of my son. We are nearing the actual due date of our boy, which is Mother’s Day, however, I’m pretty sure he’s going to come before then. My nerves are very raw and there are still some impending concerns and issues that could arise (as with all pregnancies and deliveries). I’m anticipating (and praying for) a smooth labor and a healthy arrival of this sweet guy.
- Some time off. I will be talking about this more in an upcoming video, but the plan is to take a small hiatus this month after the arrival of our son from blogging and social media. With family coming in and the transitions and chaos of a newborn, I just know taking a break will be beneficial for me.
- New Rhythms. I know that no matter how everything will go this month, there will be some definite changes in our life. And that will probably be the most consistent thing in our life – change. If I’ve learned anything from my friends, doctors, and family it’s that I should expect to feel lost and hopeless and overwhelmed for quite a while. But that it all will be worth it.
I’m still not out of the woods yet. And I’m, again, cautiously anticipating the arrival of this little boy and this new facet of motherhood. But I just have to remind myself that I’m not alone in this journey. Not only do I have amazing doctors, supportive family, and an incredible husband, but I have an all-knowing, all-powerful God by my side every step of the way.