Wishing…and Waiting…and Hoping…and Planning…

by Kelsey Norwood

in Family

Have you noticed a lack of real-ish content? Well…this is why.
baby bump

I have exactly one week left before my due date. I’m expecting this little boy to arrive any day now, and that day cannot come too soon.

You may think I look small…but I’ll have you know I’m measuring 37.5 cm at 39 weeks and don’t forget that I’m 6’2″ so…not to mention the fact that this baby is filling me up all the way back to my spine, I can feel it.

Plus I have horrendous sciatic pain which makes me walk all gimpy which makes my back hurt constantly. Not that I’m complaining…except that I totally am!

baby bump 2

I. Can. Not. Wait for the misery to end and to meet this darling little boy who may or may not have loads of hair but who will probably be 8 or 9 pounds and will definitely have blue or green eyes and most likely a dimple in his chin just like Big B, Elliot, and Gus. I am surrounded by preciously dimpled chins.

I will be delivering this baby oh-naturale and maybe I’ll even go into labor in the next 5 minutes. One can hope.

I hope to be back in crafting action soon after this little bundle joins our family in the flesh. I do hope I can survive until then…


1 Jenny August 23, 2011 at 10:05 pm

You need some short or average height person in the photo for scale, so people can see how amazingly long and awesome your torso really is. I wonder if twins (or triplets) in you would be the equivolent of 1 term baby for me size wise…. You look great, I’m sorry the end of pregnancy is so miserable. A massage does wonders for the sciatic pain, I think. Maybe once you schedule a massage your water will break? I hope you go into labor right now.

2 dana j August 24, 2011 at 5:55 am

You look BEAUTIFUL! Sending wonderful birth vibes your way! i am 27 weeks and 5 ‘1 so I look just like you do b/c my LO has no where to go but OUT! LOL! Good luck and can’t wait to see the news and hear how the family welcomes him!

3 Bethany August 24, 2011 at 9:05 am

You are awesome, Kelsey! Drink some raspberry tea and I’ll be sending prayers and good vibrations your way!

4 Michelle August 24, 2011 at 10:19 am

Ummm… now? How about NOW? You take good care of yourself, sciatic pain is the absolute worst, I hope baby takes pity on you soon and makes his grand entrance. Will be thinking good thoughts for you.

Maybe…. NOW?!

5 Kelsey August 24, 2011 at 12:04 pm

No kidding Michelle! I keep thinking each day is the day! It has to be soon…

6 Shannon August 24, 2011 at 8:40 pm

As a shortie myself, I agree with Jenny and Dana, in that you look great (as in not huge and uncomfortable.) But, there is still a baby in there nonetheless and you can feel every ounce of him. A long torso doesn’t mean any less uncomfortable, I’m sure, even though you aren’t sticking way out in front. Get some good rest these next few days and prepare for a little miracle. Can’t wait to see pictures and hear about the safe arrival of your third boy!

7 Kiersten August 25, 2011 at 8:34 pm

good luck! He is going to be a lucky little boy. I can’t wait to see him!

8 Kelsey August 25, 2011 at 9:05 pm

It’s Thursday night and…still no baby. We even had some stormy weather today, I thought for sure I’d go into labor. Hopefully this weekend sometime!!!

9 Missy August 26, 2011 at 6:56 am

It can totally happen this weekend! It will… because I said so. K, I know that isn’t how this works, but my fingers are crossed for you!

10 Felicity @ Our Little Beehive August 27, 2011 at 6:14 pm

I just found your blog tonight. I’m in love. Sewing is keeping my mind off of the excruciating sciatic pain I’m dealing with…at only 25w. Off to make a boppy cover now! Good luck with your delivery and new little guy. xo

11 Kd August 29, 2011 at 10:25 pm

My daughter just had my grandson naturally last Thursday. It was an wonderful but intense experience. Little Richard waited to be born on the birthday of his late grandfather that he was named for. We are SO glad you are here safely, baby boy! So much love from your grandma. I wish you a blessed birth too Vanilla Joy!

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