Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Cherishing

Here I am at fourteen weeks in this pregnancy. And though I have been sick much of the time I am also enjoying every minute of it. I want to cherish every second of this pregnancy because I know this will most likely be my last.

I could definitely see myself with five or six children, but I also know my hubby is stretching his limit of 4 kids for me. So 4 is our magic number. And it is a great number. A number I am so blessed to be able to have. No complaints out of me.

But this pregnancy is going too fast. I'm in the second trimester already. Soon I'll be feeling the baby's kicks on a regular basis. I'll start showing and I'll even find out the baby's gender. In just a little while my favorite time will be here. Right around 24 weeks when my belly is finally looking like a nice round baby belly and I start learning the baby's sleep/wake schedule. When the hubby can start feeling the kicks for himself. When my head starts filling with visions of nursery items yet to be purchased, and a tiny "going home from the hospital" outfit is sought out. Then all too soon that time will be gone and before you know it baby will be here. And my last pregnancy will be over and I will once again be writing a birthday post whining about how fast my baby is growing up.

*sigh*

Yes, it goes too fast. So I'm cherishing. Cherishing every minute of this pregnancy. Even the yucky ones. Because every moment is precious. And I want every second to be locked away in my memory.

37 comments:

Kelly said...

Wow, second trimester already!! Hopefully you'll be feeling better soon.

What's the status on your house?? Do you still have it on the market?

Momisodes said...

Time does indeed pass too quickly. Good for you for taking it all in and cherishing it as it comes.

Rima said...

Yup, the second trimester is the best! And you'll get to experience it in the springtime, which is a bonus, right?

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That is so awesome that you are aware--I felt that way with each of mine, always knowing the condition was temporary.

Riahli said...

I know exactly how you feel. This is my last pregnancy also, and even though I feel as if I have gone insane at times, and I know the sickness is going to hit me like a truck any day now, I still want to treasure every moment of it, because it's the last time, and I know all to well that the time flies by way to fast!

Kristin said...

You're sooo RIGHT...cherish it ALL:)

April said...

What a great post! I, too, am trying to cherish every moment, even though it's my FIRST...cuz I know it will never be my "first" again and every feeling, sensation and mood is so new. Time is flyinG!!

CC said...

I've always wondered what those kicks feel like. I do cherish it when people let me feel their bellies. ;)

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

I think writing about it here will help you remember, it all, no? I'm so glad to see you taking the time to stop & smell those roses.

lime said...

there is something about our last one that makes us really want to savor...

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

I hear that! I didn't know my last was my last until it was over. Despite the complications, I feel sad that I won't have those 9 months ever again. (And really, let's here it for an excuse to look fat! Who wouldn't want that?!?!?!)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Bless you and that little miracle who is providing you with gratitude in the moment.

painted maypole said...

i ahve been having baby yearnings. you aren't helping.

Tonya said...

That is totally how I felt with my last baby knowing she was my last.

Dawn said...

You've got such a great attitude. Definitely, pregnancy is worth cherishing.

Indy said...

Wow. I am about 16 weeks along and I keep looking forward to the next stage. Thank you for reminding me to slow down and cherish it. This will be my last too. I can't wait to feel the baby move!

Indy said...

Wow. I am about 16 weeks along and I keep looking forward to the next stage. Thank you for reminding me to slow down and cherish it. This will be my last too. I can't wait to feel the baby move!

Krystyn said...

You are oh so right.

It does happen too quickly.

Good attitude, because I can't even imagine the morning sickness.

Kelley said...

What a wonderful post. So beautiful and inspirational.

I'm trying as hard as I can to cherish every moment of this baby girl of mine, but it's going too fast. She's already 8 months old today! Why does time have to go by so quickly? :(

Chaotic Joy said...

Good for you. Every pregnancy I said I wanted to cherish it and instead I grumbled and whined through them all. I am glad you are taking moments to acknowledge the miracle going on inside you. It does slip away so quickly.

theflyingmum said...

I know. That makes me so sad.

Elaine A. said...

Good idea my friend! : )

Lisa said...

I could have written that post word for word (except mine would have said three instead of four....). I'm starting to get a litttle uncomfortable, but at the same time freaking that I'm getting close to the end. Like the last time I'll ever feel this. And I love how this baby feels in me. I'm so in love already.

Soak it up, my love. I am too!

Brittany said...

Oh being pregnant is so magical, isn't it?! :)

I can't wait to see belly shots. You better post belly shots!

just jamie said...

You have the most beautiful attitude. What a blessing. I wish I were married to you. ;)

Allison said...

What a great post...I want one more baby and my hubby is still on the fence. One of the thoughts I have is that when I was pregnant with my daughter, I didn't realize that she could be my last (if hubby doesn't come around). Therefore, I didn't get to think of it in those terms. So, I totally get what you mean.

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

Yes, cherish every second of it! It does go by too fast. As much as I love having a baby, I do miss those sweet days of pregnancy when she was all mine.

Cara said...

OMG Kat, time is flying. It feels like yesterday I was reading your "I like even numbers" post.
Now I really can't wait till you find out the gender. No matter what I am praying for a healthy baby, but I really want to know.

coastrat said...

Glad you are enjoying these special days!

Cyndi said...

I hope you are feeling better. The second trimest is my favorite too. I can't wait to see a baby bump!

Beth said...

I felt exactly the same way during my second (and likely last) pregnancy. I only wish I had a blog then.

tweetey30 said...

Kat my youngest will be five in June and no more babies for us either. I had my tubes tied while they had me open with the c-section. I miss the feeling of being pregnant but glad you are cherishing the good and bad of this one. they do go by way to fast and its hard to remember everything.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

You are right in line with my friend and co-worker, pregnancy-wise. We were just talking about what a fun and exciting time it is. I sometimes miss being pregnant, I loved it.

Stephanie said...

Now you are making ME want to have another one. That's my favorite time too. Cherish away my friend!

Karen MEG said...

You're a smart lady, Kat. Do cherish it, the time goes by so quickly!

There are days when I really wish I could feel what it was like to be pregnant again ... instead of a pain in my knee and the rumbling of a gall bladder going awry LOL!

Courtney said...

ah so sweet. now I am thinking it might be time again for me :)

I really like your blog. this is my first time here.

abritdifferent said...

Beautiful Kat, just beautiful.

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson