Jan 21, 2013

Becoming momma

38 weeks.  If you had asked me about 8 weeks ago how I would feel at 38 weeks I probably would have said "ready!"  Truthfully, my body is so physically "ready".   Everything aches.    I don't sleep through the night.  I have horrible heartburn all.the.time.  I'm just exhausted.  Plain old physically exhausted.  I hate to sound like I'm complaining because I know there are a million and one people out there that would love to be pregnant and can't.  But I'm just trying to be truthful...pregnancy is amazing.  People are so incredibly friendly and caring.  But it's also hard.  

Then again, isn't the sheer exhaustion of it, part of the beauty?  

Anyways, going back to being "ready".  While my body is achey and sore, my mind is anything but ready for this baby.  It's kind of like fitting a square into a circle.  I know that I'm pregnant (duh.).  We've been preparing for months.  I've bought the diapers, the wipes, the crib, the onesies (so stinkin cute).  But mentally I haven't wrapped my mind around the fact that I'm going to be a mom.  Even typing that makes my heart pound a bit faster.  Growing up, I was always the "mama" of the group, but now that I get to carry that title.  Well, it's a little overwhelming.  

And it scares the crap out of me.  

Taking care of sick kids in the hospital- that I can do.  But being a mom?  
Truthfully, the role terrifies me.


  1. I know this feeling...I remember it well. I had all of these problems...you're almost there & once it happens, you will forget all about it and just be in awe at your little baby :)) I promise. you look gorgeous xx

    The Dainty Dolls House

  2. I absolutely loved this post, and although I've never been pregnant I feel for you!! you'll make it through! and theres no real handbook on how to be the best mom, you'll just know when you see your little baby! you look gorgeous btw!!


  3. Awww, how adorable and gorgeous are you?! I love this look :)

  4. That first picture is stunning - that should be framed! And those love bright lips!

    Pearls & Paws

  5. You'll be a stunning mom. Your instincts will kick in and you'll protect her and raise her to be a beautiful woman just like you. You'll make mistakes, but you'll have great triumphs. Have no fear, babe x

  6. Oh my goodness. You are a gorgeous mama! Good job styling that bump. You do it flawlessly :). Thanks for stopping by LiM!

    Cheers, Cams

  7. You are such a gorgeous momma-to-be! You will be a GREAT mom. After all, you get to teach her your fashionable ways! ;) P.S. I love the blush and soft feminine skirt! Xx

  8. These pictures are beautiful. I love your lip color.

    I would love for you to stop by my blog and check out my latest outfit post.

  9. You look beautiful. Time has flown.. I remember reading that you were pregnant, seemingly yesterday.

    All those fears will fall away as soon as you hold your baby.. it's quite magical..

  10. you look very beautiful and elegant in these pics.
    love your sandals btw

  11. I think the farther you are in pregnancy the more intense these side effects are because A GIANT BEING IS LIVING INSIDE YOU AND STEALING YOUR LIFE FORCE! And it is so amazing!!!!


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