Bruiser’s big due date is approaching … February 28th World Rare Disease Day! I have been saying since the get go that I thought his arrival would be ON the 28th, given the importance of that date and connection to his big brother … but Friday seems further away than ever. I am just filled with too much excitement to handle it. I am trying to just relax and enjoy these last few days of blissful pregnancy. With a slow work schedule, I keep telling myself to enjoy the quiet and let him arrive when he is supposed to arrive … but truly I am just toooooo excited and ready to have him in my arms. Every morning I wake up saying, it’s a great day to have a baby isn’t it?!
Steven thought this little guy would be making an early arrival this entire time, so he has thrown his papa for a loop … now leaving Steven to wonder … could he possibly even be late? Hmmm. Ahh, the joys of the unknown. (ps. my doc will lat me be up to two weeks late if the baby is doing okay, YIKES!)
Well his big brother Wylder was due on May 16th and arrived May 15th Although my doctor says what happens with the first and second has no correlation labor and delivery wise, I keep thinking there is something to be said for it. Wylder weighed in at 6lbs 9oz and 19” long, a perfect little snuggle bug. Although my circumference is much more round with this baby, I think he too will be tiny but mighty as he continues to throw a few good punches around and act like he actually still has space in there, hmmm.
Overall I am so grateful for another blissful pregnancy.
Bruiser’s first 40 weeks, in a nut shell.
Gave me morning sickness for 6 weeks. Earned the nickname Bruiser very early with his tiny but mighty punches. A total night owl. Loves a sweet treat. Does not have NPA. The smell of nail salons makes him sick. Sleeps during long walks. Ice chewing makes him squirm. Brought joy to impossible days. Heart rate is around 140. Likes bread (something his momma does not). Made momma put on 27 lbs. Loves oranges, cucumbers and chipotle. Gets stared at a lot in public. Get’s the hiccups almost every day. Sometimes sits on my sciatic nerve, OUCH! Is a gift from Heaven. Made his momma clumsy. Moves towards the sound of his daddy’s voice. Grew my tummy to 43” round. Is one very loved little boy before he even arrives. Has the most perfect big brother.
The difficulties of this pregnancy with the pain of missing Wylder made for a roller coaster ride, but the joy he has already brought our family comes without saying. We cannot wait to meet you baby Bruiser!
We will keep you all posted and I will post his darling face right here on Wylder’s blog when he arrives. Thank you all for the well wishes and love you send our way, we feel it and appreciate it each and every day. Thank you for your continued prayers for Bruiser, our family and this upcoming delivery. It will undoubtedly be a day full of tears and joy. 3 days and counting …
We love and miss you Wyder James. I will see you in my dreams and in your brother’s spirit. xoxo
Don’t forget to wear your jeans on World Rare Disease Day too!! Because Hope IS in our genes! Raise some awareness about diseases that do not get enough attention and continue to share Wylder. WylderNation.org