1.15.2010

Is It Just Me? Or are the days dragging on for you too?



The belly.

Nothing makes strangers talk to you more then a big belly. When I'm out on my own I get mostly nice comments, and a LOT of, "my daughter just had her first too." variations. I just nod and smile. Let them think it's my 1st because when I say it's my 4th I have to deal with the open-mouthed, shocked look, with a quick recovery, followed by, "oh you look so young!" I know, I know, I've heard it a trillion times.


And when I'm out and about with my other kids - well, I hear it all. "wow. you're going to have your hands full!" "I hope you're having a girl." One guy actually told me he should buy my husband a TV!!


It's surprising to me how many people are so shocked that I {almost} have four kids. To be honest, every once in a while I wonder if I'm a little crazy too. But I don't feel like it. I wouldn't change a thing about my little (or should I say big) family. We are definitely a work in progress. No family is perfect. But when the temper tantrums die down and my patience is refueled by a good night's sleep and I'm just hanging out, building Legos, or reading stories in a fort, or singing silly songs, I feel like nothing could make me happier.


And I can't wait to add one more little person to this family.


It's coming soon. I'm at 37 weeks. 60% effaced. Dialated to between 2 & 3. Head at -1. I have contractions that take my breath away, they're so strong.


I'm getting impatient with this whole process. Every time the contractions get regular and I start to think, "this is it!", they stop. A few hours later the same thing happens - EVERY DAY, ALL DAY. It is driving my crazy. My body is sore and tired. And I can't think about anything else - is today going to be the day? Baby can't stay in there forever, right?!

15 comments:

shaina said...

We were all just wondering how far along you were! Thanks for the update. You look fantastic.

I ALWAYS get the same comments you do, especially when I was at the hospital with Kimble for 5 weeks. Every single person that came into our "space" and talked with us, asked if he was our first...and totally dropped their jaw when I said he was number 5.

Hang in there! Sounds like it will happen soon for you.

Maynards said...

You look great! Wow, I hope I can look like that when I am due. Fat chance (no pun intended)

Take the comments as a compliment. You look young and happy. At least they aren't saying you look exhausted, worn out and old...right?

I hope your little one comes soon. Best wishes to you!

Kerri said...

Wow you do look so young! I hope for your sake your baby comes soon! I know the waiting is the worst. At least you have your health besides! we'll keep you in our prayers!

runningfan said...

You look fantastic! Thanks for the picture. I can't wait to e-meet your little sweetheart!

Jessie said...

OH. You look BEAUTIFUL!

I can't wait to hear all about little miss!!!

Do you have Name idea's??? {another annoying ? that people always ask) but I just can't help it!

Trinette McCrary said...

Yeah!! You are almost there. Hard to believe. You look fabulous. Miss you and take care:}

Colleen said...

Awww! You look so CUTE! It sounds like the end is close. I think all us LDS girls know the pain of all of those stupid questions, especially us LDS girls with only one gender! At least you can please people by saying, "Yes, it's a girl." and not have to ask the next stupid follow up question that is "Are you going to keep trying until you have a girl?" That's my favorite! NOT! :)

Hillary said...

You look great! You know why you get all those comments...it's cause you look SO young! Take it as a compliment! Good luck, and I can't wait to see little Perigo girl!

Kasey said...

I can't believe how soon your little girl will be here! I know that right now it seems like she'll never be born...I swear it was yesterday I was feeling that way about Ethan.
And I'm always curious what people with four kids are "supposed" to look like because I hear all that too. And I can only dream about looking as young as you! You look awesome and I can't wait to hear about the new baby. Text, call, facebook, whatever. I am anxiously awaiting her arrival! Ha ha. That just made me laugh because I know NO ONE is as anxious as you are. Love ya and Good LUCK!

[S Rizzle] said...

I can't wait. Include me on that text, facebook etc. I am SO EXCITED for you!

MaloyMayhem said...

I'm so excited for you!! You look great!! Miss ya!

my4suns2 said...

You're such a cute pregnant lady! Can't wait to see pics! Hang in there!

Aimee said...

Kendra....I can't wait to see the Perigo baby girl. I bet you can hardly stand it. You look darling and good luck hopefully sooner than later. Just wanted you to know I was thinking of you!!

Andrea said...

You look awesome, Kendra! So excited for you and can't believe you are so close. We'll be waiting anxiously for the good news!

Robs said...

Kendra you look beautiful! I hope that you are having the baby as we speak! Good luck! I can't wait to see pictures of her!