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Monday, April 16, 2012

Last Baby...

Knowing that this will be our last baby, I have some mixed emotions. Although I know six is more then enough kids for us at this point, it is still a sad time to think that I'll never be pregnant again. I thought that I'd write down some of the things that I'll miss about being pregnant. None of these are meant to complain or sound ungrateful. I am very thankful that God has blessed us with six daughters and six pregnancies. This is meant more for fun and just for me to remember all the good and "bad" of being pregnant.

I have been blessed with rather easy pregnancies. I do not get morning sickness and I have never had gestational diabetes or swelling. I love feeling the baby kick and move inside of me. It still boggles my mind, even after having 5 kids, how there is another baby in me. I don't know how anyone can call them anything but a baby. I love reading about how the baby is developing each week. At this point, 31+ weeks along, it is fun to know that the baby is listening to what we are saying and is growing and growing. I'll miss a few of my maternity clothes and I'll for sure miss the excuse not to worry about my size. No one cares what size you are when you are pregnant. :) I'll miss hearing the baby's heart beat at the doctor appointments. I will miss the last few weeks of being pregnant and the nesting stage that comes with all the wonderful organization and cleaning.

There are also some things that I won't miss. The first thing that comes to mind is acid reflux. I won't miss making multiple trips to the OB and trying to find a sitter. I won't miss the uncomfortable sleep at night, frequent trips to the bathroom, waddling, having a hard time picking things up, gaining weight even when I am eating good, and many others. :) All of these are so worth having a baby, but they aren't things that I'll miss. I won't miss worrying or thinking about delivering another baby and trying to remember how much it didn't hurt to convince myself it won't be that bad to go without meds again. I won't miss working hard for the next 9 months to try to lose the baby weight and get back in shape. I won't miss the lack of energy that I don't have some days.

Of all the things that I'll miss and won't miss, the worst part is knowing that I won't have a newborn infant to cuddle and nurse. Infants are so precious and I love their little cries, they are so cute. Once you have a toddler, you realize that their little cries are so innocent and cute, until they really find their voice. :) What a blessing children are!!

2 comments:

  1. wait a few years---then you get the grandbabies (which I understand are even more fun)

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  2. I hear you Becca. There are so many things that I won't miss, but it is sad knowing that there will never be another tiny life forming inside you. It is amazing and hard and wonderful all at the same time. By the way, I take care of babies daily that are 31 weeks and they have so much spunk and attitude. It is amazing to think of how perfectly formed they are already, with such a personality that is just theirs alone.

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