Monday, May 03, 2010

39 weeks.


People can't stop staring at me. They tilt their head to the side slightly, do a double take, the corners of their mouth pursed in a "poor girl" kind of face. I don't blame them. I am walking ridiculousness. In public, with no shame.

Jake and I had a night away this weekend. We stayed downtown and ate skittles 'til midnight. I don't sleep well at night lately, but I took 1 hour naps all the way until 11 a.m. Not bad. It was nice to have some peace and quiet, have a nice dinner at Market Street Grill, my faaaaavorite place, and watch the rain fall on the big buildings of Salt Lake City. Beautiful.

I missed the girls. Turns out they had a great time with my brother and his wife!

I'm not sure what can possibly top this anxious waiting game. Baby coming! Don't know her! Can't wait to know her! What can possibly top this? Maybe when my babies have babies someday... I'll be just as excited.

I'm expelling a deep breath now... out of my swollen face, belly resting heavily on my lap, my mouth set in a weary curve. To most other people in the world, May is going to be just another spring month. For us and our loved ones, an explosion of happiness and surprise.

14 comments:

cc said...

I love Market Street Grill too! We've gone down the last two years for my birthday dinner. That and Gourmandies. Yum.

I wish you well in your last week (hopefully) of expectation. Hang in there!

LuCDay said...

Can't wait!

jakenapril said...

sending well wishes to you this lovely month of may. how fun to enjoy some quality couple time...eating skittle and watching the rain. oh, and yes, enjoying market street. mmmm! my mouth is watering just thinking about it. al.most.there. excited for you all.

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Sarah D said...

I feel like I am experiencing my pregnancy all over through you! I feel completely anxious for you in anticipation for your arrival! I'm sorry this last little bend in the road is so hard. Looking back it is always so worth it! Baby smylie... Show yourself!

Team Bowers said...

How exciting! And how perfect to have a night away right before you have her! That is really special and a great idea. I'll have to let my hubby know that one.....

Rachel Brown said...

you're almost there! those last few weeks are so hard...
but then those first few weeks are too. We are watching daily for the news. May the Lord watch over you at this special time.

Dena said...

Beautiful. You're beautiful. Brand New Baby Smylie will be so beautiful. I can't wait for her to show her face (so you can blog her face!). I'm so sorry I haven't commented throughout this latest journey (I suck as a [blog] friend). You're amazing.

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous picture. You are such an amazing mom--good luck with it all.

Lillie said...

Oh this photo. It reminds me of the one in "The Family Stone" that SJP framed for everyone. Gorgeous. You are the epitome of motherhood and love. You were born to have babies. How many more will you have? :)

I can't WAIT to meet her.

xo

Missy said...

you are seriously the most perfect pregnant woman alive right now. that bump is perfect, your words make me yearn to be pregnant too and I'm left wanting you to have her TONIGHT so I can meet her too.

Celeste said...

What a sweet photo. ... you are so close! Let them stare... you look great and you are lucky to have that belly... cause that means you are having a new baby come into your family.

Di and Justin said...

All I have to say is YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL PREGNANT.. wow sexy!! SERIOUSLY.. I hear your back this way.. a little birdie named Mel told me :)

Cher said...

i had a dream last night we were neighbors, and friends. ha ha. i'm sure you don't remember me and i hardly really remember you, but i feel like i know you through reading your blog. :) good luck with number 4! you make beautiful babies.