Thursday, September 21, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

13 Things I'm Looking Forward to After the Baby is Born

I have exactly 6 weeks until we meet our littlest Sweet Boy. I can't wait to meet him. I can't wait to touch him, smell him, stroke his hair. So here's a list of some of the things I'm looking forward to.

1. Donuts!! Ok, some of the things I'm looking forward to aren't deep. You have no idea what I would give for some Dunkin' Donuts (KEP,'s your fault!).

2. Introducing Stephen to the baby...seeing him hold him and kiss him. He's just so stinkin' excited. He talks to the baby everyday and kisses him goodnight and good morning. He keeps close tabs on my growth and reminds me periodically how big I'm getting. While loving on my belly one day, he stroked it and softly said, "Big fat tummy."

3. Seeing if the baby has hair. For some reason this has always been the first thing on my mind after the birth of our children. The first thing out of my mouth when Stephen was born wasn't "Is he okay?" "How big is he?", was "Does he have hair?" I had no idea I was so concerned with that until his birth!

4. Seeing Sweet Hubby with our third child. He's just so sweet with our babies. I love watching him with them.

5. Being able to roll over in bed without a huge production.

6. Being able to get up without a huge production.

7. Being able to walk without a huge production.

8. Not having to prick my fingers everyday.

9. Not having to think through every morsel of food I put in my mouth.

10. Being able to cuddle and hold close my two older boys...the belly is just crampin' my style these days. I have no lap for them to crawl up and cuddle in.

11. Nursing another's easy to forget how special it is to snuggle up with a newborn to nurse. To doze off only to wake up to find that the baby has happily dozed off, too. To see that little milk-drunk look on his face and that little bit of milk-drool at the corner of his mouth. *sigh*

12. Frappucinos.

13. Being the mom of 3 boys. THREE BOYS! Three beautiful boys. How cool is that? If you had asked me 5 years ago what I thought of having 3 boys, I would have said that I could not have boys....I wouldn't know what to do with them and boys have cooties. God knows me better than I know myself. What would my life be without these sweet, dirty, smelly, wild little boys?


Kelli in the Mirror said...

Are there DD where you live? I can't remember. I totally admit to hooking you on them though. :) Next time you come up I'll make Paula Deen's Krispy Kreme bread pudding. You'll die from the joy of it. (I would offer to bring it when we come but you'll still be pregnant and that would just be mean!)

What a sweet list. I haven't let myself think of some of those things yet because it's farther away for me. Sounds wonderful though. It's not a production to roll over yet but I know it's coming. :)

Robin said...

I also couldn't imagen having 3 boys, but now know this is what I always wanted. I think sometimes - what would I do with a girl? I love when I'm out with Carter and people ask "Oh is this your first"? And I get to say, "no my 3rd boy" I get a lot of - God bless you honey!

beth said...

6 weeks! Yay! I love the image of 3 BOYS. I know I am totally destined for boys. I can feel it.

It's all about #5.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh, three boys are the best. You'll get lots of attention, but it will secretly warm your heart and make you proud everytime. Boys will always love and take care of their mamas.

ksl said...

Great list! One time I ate 16 Munchkins in 5 minutes and felt really sick. When you do get to eat them take it slowly.:)

Laina said...

Aw, it's so nice to see people so happy about having all boys. I'm pregnant too, due in March, and I'm so sick of reading about people who just MUST have their girl (or boy, as the case may be) this time. Just accept your babies, love them, embrace being a mom to whoever you get to be a mom to!