Monday, February 23, 2009

4th Quarter with seconds to go.......

Being this far along in the game-(the game being pregnancy) is kind of like the end of the 4th quarter with seconds to go. You know it's coming to and end, but when? Good question.... and one that EVERYONE seems to be asking. The doctor gives you a due date but the baby will come when my body says it is time. It was at this point with my pregnancy with Lucy that I had a brief inactivity at church... lasted only 3 weeks, but it was NICE. No questioning. No "oh my gosh you are huge." No," you haven't had that baby yet?" What I wanted to do was YELL from the pulpit on the 1st Sunday- you know when you are allowed to get up and say whatever you want. But I didn't. Graciously, every Sunday I answer everyone's question that I will have this baby and my due date isn't for a few more weeks... but no more people, NO MORE. From now until the baby comes- due to my fragile state- I will start messing with you, because sometimes I think you are messing with me. Yesterday, I told one couple that I am not due for 3 months and I am having octuplets. I laughed and walked away. More than anyone can imagine I want this baby here, but asking me incessently won't make it happen any sooner. No one more than me wants my body back, the ability to shave my legs without cutting off my air passageway, to paint my toenails, to tie my shoes, bend over and stretch my lower back, cross my legs, and look in the mirror without seeing myself looking like I am wearing football shoulder pads.
Seconds left in the game can feel like hours, days, years... but soon enough it will come to an end.

9 comments:

Annie O. said...

LOL, I am totally sad I am going to miss this. I had a lady come up to me at 8 mo. and say what's up fatty? I just stared at her. I couldn't say what I wanted to b/c we were in the chapel. Dang, have some fun for me!

Stefany Pew said...

I didn't know you were pregnant!! Yay! How did I miss that one? Congrats! What are you having?

Mark and Kristi said...

Gosh, does that bring back memories! I was getting those comments all the time. I had a lady at the grocery store tell me that I needed to go home because she didn't want me to have the baby there! Nice huh? Oh well! I am sure you look great!

theharmans said...

You are sooo funny and sooo ready, good luck with that and I'm glad it's you and not me! Ha and please don't mess with me, remember we're on the same team.

Natalie said...

oh i know. you're a trooper. hang in there. the best part is coming:). love you!

Jenny said...

so, when's the baby due? ah kristen, we love you- that little man will come when he wants- but wait till after panera breakfast next week:)

Cole & Amandalynn Blair said...

I love your honesty, you say what we all want to, good for you. I relate to the inscesent question thing. I told my mom that when the people in her ward back home start coming up to me with sympathy I might be mean. Sometimes we just don't want the attention we get I guess. I'm going to miss you so much you are such a breath of fresh honest air.

Katie said...

Hang in there. When the 4th quarter ends it makes it all worth it!

Taylor & Marisha said...

You kill me! I wish you were in Colorado. How is the 4th quarter going? I am anxious to hear.