Pregnancy is so unpredictable!

Last week I felt like I was absolutely done with carrying this baby! I'm sure everyone who's been pregnant has been there once or twice during a pregnancy. The weird thing is, at the end, you think it's going to get worse every day. I was having contractions all the time and really uncomfortable...but, these last few days, something has changed and I feel great! I'm still contracting and probably have the same level of pain but my outlook on life is totally different! I don't understand how or why this happens but...I'll take it. This week I feel like I could going for a while and I have tons of energy! I know that it's fairly normal to get this surge of energy right before you go into labor so, I'm waiting. I can't wait to meet this little guy! I have an overwhelming amount of love for him already...amazing how that happens!

It's an awesome thing waiting for your baby to be born. You are trying to relish every moment with older children, time with your spouse, time for yourself and of course getting your house ready ("nesting"). At the same time I'm knowing that at any moment my whole life has to be put on hold and everything will be focused on this baby. So, I'm moving forward completely planning every day life knowing it could all be for nothing. I'm not very good at releasing control...this is something I have to trust that the timing of the Lord is perfect.

I'm curious to know from all the mom's that read my blog...what should I be doing my last couple of days/weeks before I have this baby! Give me an occupation/tasks to do...

I'm now 37 weeks and "full-term" so any day would be a good day! I'll keep you posted!

Noemi Hedrick

Noemi Hedrick is a passionate wedding and portrait photographer based in Minneapolis. Noemi loves capturing the beauty inside every person. Her vibrant energy for life, love and family are grounded in her own values and loved ones. Noemi has been proudly serving as a wedding photographer for over 15 years and also offers a wide range of photography workshops for professional and amateur photographers.