I can't believe this is the last pregnancy shot. It seems like I just started taking them. I am so glad that it is the last one. I can't imagine getting any larger than this! Whew, I am worn out from carrying this baby boy on my little, short frame, yet loving the experience. This month I am so puffy and just plain uncomfortable. I feel like a whale of a girl most of the time, but I hear that is just part of the fun! I love walking into stores and people looking at me like I have a third head because of my bellly and my walk. I am now walking like those poor pregnant women you see and think " why the heck is she out and about"...I now understand and will not be quick to judge. Life goes on....we have to keep plugging along, pregnant walk or not. I am now measuring 2 weeks ahead of schedule, but I hear that can be normal. I am going to the doctor each week now and that makes it so much more fun, I think.
Randall is finishing harvesting today in Alabama & Tennessee and then he will be home. He has been gone a night or two a week lately. I am so glad to have him close to home now because it was beginning to make me a bit nervous, and him too. We have camera cards cleared off, video camera charged, Randall has his "New Dad" hospital shirt clean and ready, and all of Henry's and my hospital things laid out in Henry's room ready to be put in a bag and our hearts are exploding, ready to meet our little Henry Patton! It is like wedding day times 10 in the excitement level, with a tad bit of fear of the unknown of childbirth in the mix. It is like nothing I have ever anticipated and I love it.
I was in Hobby Lobby last night buying a stocking holder for HP and for Mama, since Santa will be visiting her in J'town this year. I walked past the nativity sets and I realized that the manger scene has taken on a whole new meaning this year. I will never know how Mary truly felt because my son is not the Son of God, but I might have a glimpse of what she felt and that is an incredible thing.
My swollen ankles, fingers, face and legs are ready to be back to normal, yet I would not change a thing about the last 9 months. It has been an incredible journey. I laugh at how my pictures have changed from month 3 until now....too fun!