November 01, 2011

November 1–Thankfulness


As we enter November, many people begin posting about things they are thankful for.  Today I am thankful for time.

I am thankful for the 39-1/2 weeks I’ve had Baby growing inside me—thankful that he or she has come full-term and is about ready to meet the world.  I am thankful for the time I will get to spend with him or her after the birth.  12 weeks ‘off’ from school is a long time, but it is so much more important to be at home with Baby, bonding and watching him or her grow.

I am also thankful for the time that other people have spent with me in the last few weeks.  Josh has taken extra time to make sure I am comfortable and that’s a tough thing to do these days!  Many people have stopped to ask how I am doing and offer advice on comfort, health, and the big event.  My long-term substitute has taken lots of time to listen to me (I have OCD and have over-prepared for my absence and have told her EVERYTHING) and get to know our classroom so we can have a smooth transition when I leave.

Finally tonight, I am thankful for the time I have left before Baby comes.  I am very excited and emotionally (and physically?) ready to be done being pregnant, but I know I am going to miss it.  I have enjoyed each little kick, each full-body flip, and each hiccup over the last few months.  I take time every day to sit and be with Baby.  I talk with him or her, sometimes sing, and always play footsie!



Pocket said...

You are one adorable pregnant lady! I didn't realize you were getting so close! I'll be watching your blog faithfully waiting for the good news of Baby's birth! Good luck! It's going to be the single greatest day of your life, no matter what. :)

Allison said...

Thanks, Rachael. The due date is tomorrow and excitement among the teachers in crazy.

Susan C. said...

Hi Allison,
You look great! I'm so excited for you and Josh.

Susan A said...

Oops. I need to change that to Susan A. Still "C" at work, for now.
Take care! I'll check back for updates. It won't be long now.