I had seen a thread like this in another DDC, and I thought it was neat to see all the responses. I am 33 weeks, and realizing how very quickly the next weeks are going to fly by.
Here's my list:
Things I will miss:
How easy the baby is to take care of when it's still inside!
I love being pregnant, so I will miss this special time
Going to my OB and midwife appointments (I've known them for years and love both of them!)
Feeling the baby move
Relatively uninterrupted sleep (this is a biggie for me...I get really cranky when I don't get enough sleep!)
Our predictable family schedule/rhythm - having a newborn in the house has a way of stirring things up!
Things I am looking forward to:
Meeting our son, and seeing our other kids' reactions...they are so excited to have a little brother
Finally using all the clothes, diapers, blankets, etc that I have collected
The birth and hospital stay...this may sound strange to some, but we have an awesome small-town hospital with all new rooms, tubs, etc and they are totally natural-birth friendly
Nursing again after a several year break
Feeling like a more normal size...this is my fifth pregnancy and I've gotten absolutely huge this time around. I feel so cumbersome, and just turning over in bed is a major feat
Having a newborn in autumn, my favorite season