35 weeks

July 15, 2009

Rama soothes the baby* at our breastfeeding class. He’s a natural. [*No actual babies were harmed, or soothed, in this photograph.]

Two more months have passed by, and I haven’t let out so much as a peep, have I?

I don’t really know what to say or how to explain it. I have been so incredibly lucky to have a relatively smooth pregnancy so far, but I have still found little to no energy to write about it all.

Maybe it’s that I am just enjoying soaking it all in.
Maybe it’s that my priorities are changing.
Maybe I’m just plain lazy.

I’m not sure.

All I know is that our little boy wonder is due to arrive in a little over a month(!), and then I know I really won’t have much time or energy to write.

People have been asking me if I’m ready for his arrival, and I never know what to say in response. I see a glimmer in some moms eyes that say, “Oh honey, you can’t possibly be ready for what’s about to happen.” But when I say “Not yet,” they look at me like, “Well what are you waiting for? He’s coming any day now!”

I guess the answer is I’m as ready as I’ll ever be. I am ready for a wild ride filled with ups, downs, big fat question marks and exclamation points. I am ready for surprises and revelations and lessons that open my mind and my heart. I am ready to meet our son. I’m ready to fall in love.


  1. Erlina says:


  2. chris plamann says:

    i found pregnancy to be so astoundingly personal, i never felt the desire to share much of it. it was an incredible nine months of focusing inward before a never ending period of focusing on my child(ren).

  3. lisa s says:

    love you will indeed!

  4. Swirly says:

    I think your approach is spot on…it is going to unfold the way it is going to unfold, and there probably isn’t much that can be planned for aside from making sure you have plenty of diapers and other baby supplies!! ;) I am so excited for you. xoxo

  5. Michelle says:

    I’m already in love with this little muffin! I can’t wait, I can’t wait, I can’t wait!

    Misses and hugs to you! xoxo

  6. toni says:

    Happy the pregnancy’s going smoothly! 1 month to go! :)

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