Monday, March 8, 2010

I'm going to be a mom!!!!!

Ok, so let me clarify before you pick up the phone and try to have me committed.
I have known for the past oh, 30 something weeks that I was going to have a baby, but how do you really prepare yourself for that?
I don't think you can.

I had my first shower last weekend, thrown by some of my amazing friends, and I think it was there that it really hit me that I was going to be a mom.
I was at a baby shower for ME!

How did that happen?

Ok, well I know HOW it happened, but is there really not more to it than that?

I mean, should somebody interview me, or give me a test, or make me take a class, or at least make me fill out some kind of form?

You can't drive a car without taking a test.
You can't teach children without going to school for at least four years.
You can't even get a Food Lion card without filling out a form.

But in just six short weeks (or less, hopefully) I will be a mom. I will have, God willing, a beautiful, healthy baby that I will bring home and be responsible for for THE REST OF MY LIFE!

Can I do this?

Don't get me wrong, I have prayed long and hard for this child. I want her more than anything in the whole world.

I don't know - I've just recently started wondering if I can actually do this. I mean, you don't get a second chance at this whole "being a parent" thing.

What if I mess up?
What if I don't do it right?
I've never done this before.
I don't know what I'm doing.

And just when I feel like I can't breathe from the anxiety of it all, I look at this sweet face and know that with a lot of prayer, and love, and patience, we will somehow make it.

Here are a few more pictures from our 33 week ultrasound this past Saturday. Needless to say, we are absolutely in love with this little girl and we cannot wait to meet her:)

yawning - it was a little early for her to be up

sweet profile

sticking out her tongue - she's done this at every ultrasound

sucking her thumb

And, I'm sure you've noticed how 'chunky' she is. According to the ultrasound tech, Miss Becca is already weighing in at a whopping 5 pounds 8 oz. Prayers for me now would be nice:)

We are very excited that we are down to 6 weeks until our 'little miracle' will be here! JP and I can't wait to meet her and kiss on those big cheeks:)

I promise that I will post pictures from my showers....soon!

All of our love,
The Pyles


Anonymous said...

You are so adorable! You will be a wonderful mom and everything you're experiencing now... well, been there done that. Weston will be 1 year old on Thursday and he's still alive. I must be doing something right. :) Best of luck to you... these last 6 weeks is when all of the anxiety sets in and you get to the point to "just wanting to meet your baby." I know she'll be beautiful... I mean, look at her Mommy... Becca doesn't have any other choice but to be cute as a button!
~Amy Lea

Home of THE HOLLIMAN'S said...

You will be an amazing mother and I am so excited for you. I will be praying for you over the next weeks. Miss you

Anonymous said...

Hard to believe she will behere in six weeks!!!!
Remeember you will make mistakes, you will have many prblems and issues to deal with.
However one of the greatest joys you will ever know is you being her Mom!!!
I think she has it made. You all will be great parents.
You will soon start on journey that will last your lifetime and a journey that brings joy that is unbelievable no matter if she is a month old or 36 years old.
Sit back and get ready for the ride.
Rebecca your Grandmomma loves you so much, you are a dream come true.
Come to think of it so are your parents!!!!!
You all bring special joy to my life everyday.
But then your father has since August 12, 1977!!!!!

Anonymous said...

38 days and you and JP will be parents. Every moment will be a blessing. You are about to experience the best times of your life. No doubt, you both will be wonderful parents. Anxiously awaiting to spoil little Becca.