26 Weeks and 4 days today…..we’ve come so far, but yet seems like a lifetime away until we’re full term and get to meet our little man “Baby C”. We’ve picked out a name, have the nursery almost done, read to him almost every night, and have fallen completely in love already. I’d like to say he’s going to be one lucky little guy to have us, but the reality is we will be the lucky ones to have him!
I’m at the stage where I’m really loving having my baby belly. Being able to look down and see my belly is a wonderful reminder of how incredibly lucky we are to have this amazing little miracle growing inside of me, and our family growing right before our eyes. I’m trying so very hard to not be inpatient in his arrival.
Currently we’re camping for a few days, and I will share this - swollen pregnancy feet and ankles are NO JOKE! I’m having a hard time getting the swelling down, and honestly never knew that my feet could swell so much (although I’m sure as time goes gets closer to delivery, I’ll learn they could swell a lot more). I’m trying to stay off and elevate them as much as I possibly can, but man it’s tough to look down at them let alone feel the pain. I guess flip flops will have to become my favorite wardrobe accessory, since I learned very quick that regular tennis shoes are a no go to put on.
We brought our 8 year old nephew along with us on the trip, and it’s pretty wonderful to feel like a “party of 3”. It’s a great learning experience knowing soon this will be reality for us. Teaching him all about camping, fishing, and just enjoying/experiencing the outdoors has thus far been a wonderful experience for all three of us. It’s also teaching us that putting that child 1st in all things we do is my number one priority.
Time continues to fly by….before we know it our little boy will be here and life will change forever for us - for the better of course. However I am having a little bit of a rough time thinking about “what could happen”. I know it’s not a good thing to think about, however I also feel like it’s a mother’s natural instinct to wonder about things that could go wrong. I know keeping myself positive right now is number one, and I’d like to think I do a great job with that, however the thoughts linger in the back of my mind still about so many things that can happen between now and delivery can happen. I think that this overwhelming feeling won’t be gone until I hear him cry and they tell us he’s perfectly fine. After that, I’m sure a whole new level overwhelming thoughts of “what could happen” will overtake me. LOL. One thing at a time…..
Me In A Nutshell
My name is Kristina and I'm 37. Originally I'm a Southern CA girl, and I'm now living in the "burbs" of Chicago. I love my son, my husband, my family, my fur babies, and my wonderful friends. I love wine, love to relax, love to have a good time, I'm a little adventurous, love to people watch, and I'm always down for a last minute road trip to virtually anywhere. I'm obsessed with the smell of racing fuel...weird I know - and fresh cut grass! I love to be home, but hate to sit at the house. If I'm excited I get pretty random - sometimes I talk about multiple subjects at once - I'll admit it's probably hard to keep up. My husband and I battled infertility for 5 years before having a successful pregnancy - our son Colton Charles was born September 30th, 2016, Although we have had success with the birth of Colton, our battle still continues with infertility. I've learned it's a wonderful & beautiful thing to share with others the journey that we've walked in the world of infertility. Welcome to our story.