Monday, July 26, 2010


It frequently crosses my mind lately that I would be content to just stay like this forever.

Yes, I'm tired.
Yes, I'm getting uncomfortable.
And quite frankly, my feet just plain hurt day and night.
Not that this changes my choice of footwear. If they are going to hurt no matter what, I may as well still rock the peep toe pumps and strappy wedges while I can, right?
The constant contracting I could do without as well. It gets annoying after a while.
Yes, I miss my body and my normal clothes and actually running (it's nearing waddling and not pretty anymore!) and having full functionality.
All that good stuff.

But right now, my son is safe. He is alive. He is active and nourished and tucked away from the realities of the life he is about to face. The realities that we are all about to face.
It's totally and completely selfish of me, but while I'm anxious to meet him, and hold him (oh dear heaven I hope and pray he is well enough at birth to really cry so that we get to hold him!), right this minute if I could forever keep him tucked away safely inside me I would.


Kelsey said...

love ths pic! Cutest belly out there.

~LL~ said...

Girl, i hear ya..... your situation aside, I would be 6 months preggers for the rest of my life, if possible. I loved it.

now, for you.... I totally get what you mean. prayers

Niki said...

I can't even imagine how you feel...but we are all praying that you get to keep him same if your arms as well.


XLMIC said...

fantastic picture! you are amazing in every way and such an inspiration. your strength of spirit is simply beautiful and truly shines thru!

Lisa said...


Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I fully understand what you are saying. What a BEAUTIFUL photo, my prayers are with you..

Cindi said...

Praying for you all. You are such a beautiful pregnant woman with a tiny belly (my belly looks like that at five months).