Eyes are burny…

Jan 26th:
I love the expression in her face. My sweet Maya.

Jan 27th:
His hair goes all crazy sometimes and there’s something really comforting about it.

Jan 28th:
This is a plant for my baby that I got last night from my sisters.

Lots has happened, but today I am just incredibly exhausted. I’m finding it harder and harder to get a really solid nights rest. This is to be expected. I wish that I could say everything I want to… but I don’t really think I can muster the energy for more than just the basics:

On Saturday Jeff and I went on our last (sort of) date out until the baby. We had a really great Vietnamese meal and went and saw August Rush at the dollar theater. It was just really nice and classic. The news, however, was that for about half an hour in the movie I had trouble concentrating because I had this dull cramping. It wasn’t contractions, although I’ve been having a lot of the painless Braxton Hicks contractions. Basically I just think it was my body getting ready… which made me freak out a little about not having wipes and herbs and stuff  yet and various odds and ends. So Sunday morning Jeff and I went out and got the last of the essentials. It feels good to be fully prepared. I have been thinking that I have 2 more weeks, but realistically it could be any time. My mom gave birth early for both my older sister and I, so it’s not unreasonable that I would too. I’m in no rush, but it doesn’t hurt to have things ready.

Last night my two beautiful sisters gave me a Blessing Way with my 4 closest friends. All I can say about that for the moment was that it was certainly something I won’t ever forget. I felt so honored and loved and… well, blessed. I actually feel prepared to have this baby now. They did some really wonderful things that I will write about later, but I fear I wouldn’t do them justice now.

As tired as I am right now, I still feel an overwhelming sense of how precious this life is.

And with that, I must go plop on the couch.

Gracie
Gracie

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Comments (8)

  1. 3squares_a_day

    You must be so excited! You get to meet your new baby soon, it’s such an amazing thing.

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    1. Gracie (Post author)

      I really am! It’s almost too exciting… do you just have to surrender to it?

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      1. 3squares_a_day

        I kind of think you have to get to the point of being tired of being pregnant, then you don’t mind! I was so happy and felt so good during my last pregnancy I would gladly have been pregnant forever. It sounds funny, but I think it’s similar to teens making you glad they are becoming their own people so you don’t mind so much when they leave. (I remind myself of that every time Sage rolls his eyes… )

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        1. Gracie (Post author)

          haha, I am so glad we’re friends! I have so much to learn from you. You already have an eye-rolling one…

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  2. csgraham

    I thought when hippies gave birth little flowers and rainbows just sparkle out and there’s no mess.

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    1. Gracie (Post author)

      What makes you think that’s not what happens?

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  3. pithy_epigrams

    The Blessing Way sounds like a cool alternitive to a baby shower. Something that honors the mother as much as the expected child. Sounds like you are all set for baby time, good luck!

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    1. Gracie (Post author)

      Thanks! Yeah I like it much better than the traditional shower. It was so much more intimate and meant so much more to me than games and presents. I think that blessing ways are catching on for expectant parents and stuff, but I think they should be used for all sorts of life changes!

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