let's hear it for v-day!!
yes, we've reached that magical week where if i was to go into pre-term labor, doctors would do everything they could to save my little boy. however, at twenty-four weeks this little man only has approximately a 60% chance of surviving & about a 75% chance of suffering serious medical complications when he did, so let's not hope for labor anytime soon. he needs to stay in at least another thirteen weeks & get himself fully baked.
but still? pretty awesome that this baby in my belly is actually possibly capable of living outside the womb now. makes him much more human-like, ya know?
and as he starts to move & hiccup & kick a whole lot more, i find myself getting more & more & more excited for him to come out. i really wonder what he's gonna look like & if he's gonna be anything like parker or if he's gonna be a whole new ballgame. parker was a super mellow baby & has been a pretty mellow toddler so everyone says this one is gonna be a hellian. please tell me that's not how it works!
i'm starting to remember how moms get through labor & those first few weeks. it's because you get so uncomfortable towards the end of your pregnancy that you would do anything to get that baby out & then you're just so happy to have an outside baby you're willing to do anything to keep them happy, am i right? not that i'm to that point yet, but as the belly grows & pings of sciatica race down my leg, it's starting to come back to me. i am so so so grateful to be pregnant & so excited for every single baby kick & milestone but y'all? pregnancy is hard. and i'm sure i'll have to post a couple times about that. no one ever says it's not worth it, but yeah... it's hard. that's all i'm sayin'.
well, this is our last day in san diego. we fly back today & real life starts back up tomorrow. i did a real crappy job of taking pictures with my big camera but took a ton with the iPhone. just so much easier, ya know? plus the last couple days were pretty overcast & there weren't really any great beach/sunset/amazing scenery photo-ops so whatcanyado? but we've been having a blast & no one is ready to go home. it's been an awesome little vacay for our last as a family of three & it's crazy to think that if we go somewhere next spring it'll be as a family of four. crazy & exciting.
that being said... it's time for me to go squeeze every last bit of vacation out of each minute before we leave so wish me luck for safe travels back to seattle!