Monday, April 27, 2009

9 Day's & Counting...

So according to the ticker on our blog, it says Karis Rose is due 9 days from now. So I have decided to give everyone an update on how I'm feeling.

The first 7 months of my pregnancy were great! I kept having to remind myself, "I'm having a baby. Take it easy Rosie, no you can't plaster, sand and paint your apartment...!" By the eighth month I was like, "Ok, I'm having a baby. This is not that bad. I'm getting a little more tired than usual. But, no biggie. I can handle this." Now I'm in my 9th month (about to hit 39 weeks) here's what I've been feeling:
*Achy joints
*Immobile (hard to get up out of a chair, couch, car, etc.)
*Waddling (I've been trying really hard not to waddle while I walk but to no avail...)
*Walking is both tiring and uncomfortable.
*Very, very, swollen ankles.
*None of my shirts fit well anymore. :-(
*It's easy to catch a leg cramp.
...among many other unpleasant pregnancy side effects.

But as I sit and ponder this journey called pregnancy, becoming a mother all I can say is WOW! How amazing is this that my daughter is growing inside me right now and soon (very soon) I will meet her in person for the very first time. I will be able to be a witness to her life how God chooses to reveal His love to and through her.

Rick and I will no longer be a family of 2 but a family of 3. I can't wait to meet her. What will she be like? What kind of personality will she have? Will she be quiet, loud, silly, funny, inquisitive, curious, mellow...? I wonder...

As I get closer to D-Day (Delivery Day) I feel two things. (1) Anxiousness; I read all the books, asked all the questions but still don't know what to expect. All I know is that there is an end and the end is sooooo sweet! (2) Anticipation; I can't wait to meet her. Karis Rose Villodas. Richard and I can wait to love her, laugh with her, grow with her (as parents) and just to enjoy her as the gift that she is.

This pregnancy has been a blessing in so many ways. The little irritating side effects have been nothing compared to the joy of knowing what's to come. Our little girl.

I'll tell you one thing though, much love and respect goes out to all women who have been through and are going through a pregnancy right now. You are all beautiful and when someone asks you what is your superpower you should say, "I make human beings!!!!!" LOL! :-)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Florida Baby Shower Video

Here's a little video I put together with pics and footage of our baby shower in Florida. Enjoy!