I’m in the home stretch now, about 6 weeks to go. It’s hard to believe how much my life is going to change! I’m definitely slowing down as the end nears. I don’t recognize my feet anymore, but I guess that’s part of the job description of a pregnant woman. Feet and backaches aside, it has been a pretty smooth pregnancy, and hopefully will continue to be so through the end.
Little man is quite active. Some days I swear he must be training for a marathon. Other days, I think he is in there imitating one of my favorite comedians, Jeff Dunham, saying, “Silence! I kick you!” I just wish he would quit aiming for my bladder.
We haven’t picked a name yet, but the list is slowly getting narrowed down. I really don’t think we will fully decide until we see him. All I know for sure is that he won’t be named after a state, city, inanimate object, fruit or royalty.
We’re hoping he cooperates with our schedule as far as when he decides he is ready to make his debut, though in reality we know that anything goes. I keep telling him he needs to wait at least until we get his room done, but it would also be nice if his arrival coincided with my mother-in-law’s planned visit. It’s tough having all the grandparents so far away.
We continue to pray that he is healthy. There is nothing to say that he isn’t; blood test and mid-term ultrasound looked good, but there are no guarantees. We thank all of you for your well wishes both online, through email and in person. It is so nice to have the support and prayers from the community.
But if you have any more prayers to offer, please offer them up for my dear friend Alise. After years of trying to have a second child, she finally found herself pregnant about the same time as me. But after such joy, the emotion turned to heartbreak as they found out their unborn son has Trisomy 18, a fatal chromosomal disorder. Most babies born with this only survive a few days, if they are born alive at all. They are praying that little Charlie can make it to December 28 when they hope to schedule a c-section. Their ultimate hope is to have some time with him alive to love and cherish their little blessing.
You'll continue to see me on the air until the baby arrives, or as long as I can last. I'm sure when little man arrives we'll have the "big news" on the news, so stay tuned!