Tuesday, December 2, 2008

99 days and counting!!!

Could it really be? Do I really have less then one hundred days until I meet my little Tucker? Wow! That's all I know to say. The days have flown by in the blink of an eye. My mid section is starting to look more defined, and the punches from the inside are very, very distinct by now. This little guy is quite the squirmer, that is for sure! Early morning, and around 9:00 every evening he loves to put on his dancing shoes and cut a rug! :)

When I ever slow down long enough to think, I imagine what will my little one look like. Will he have his momma's hair & skin, like big brother or will we actually get a little fare skinned, red hair Travis look alike. I must admit, I'd kind of like to have a little Travis look alike running around here. A mini me, and a mini him. If that is the case, lord help us all! Just what the world needs is another Jennifer & Travis, LOL!!

Travis doesn't say much (but does he ever?), & Carter is beyond excited about having a new playmate. Always wanting to touch my stomach or talk to Tucker. Yesterday he was picking out toys for him at the mall. He would say, "Momma, Tucker would like this one!" How sweet. I find myself so busy that during the day I over look the little hello's that Tucker is sending but at night, I take in each and every punch, flutter, and movement. For anyone that has ever been pregnant, I'm sure you can agree that there is nothing sweeter (well to me anyways) then feeling your little miracle moving and squirming around. I just add it to the many blessings that God has already bestowed upon me. How lucky am I that he has allowed me on this journey, not once but twice. There's always that thought in the back of my head, 'will this be the last time I am pregnant? will there be a third little Higginbotham running around these parts?' Whether there is a third time or not, I pray that these days of carrying this sweet child will stay etched in my mind forever.

Ninety-nine days, think about it... that's not really that long! I mean three months, huh, I've got a lot of preparing to do yet! We still need bedding, diapers, make sure the car seat is still in good condition (which I'm sure Travis will say it is perfectly fine, we all know girls always like to get something new though :0), make Carter a bit more aware of how his world is fixing to change dramatically. And then, there are those sleepless nights that lie ahead of me...... oh boy! I didn't do so bad with Carter, but I keep thinking that this time around since I'm chasing a three year old now, I'll probably be doubly exhausted so how on earth will I survive those every two hour feedings?! YIKES!!!! My mom and grandmother keep telling me, it will come to you. It will all fall into place and it will become as normal as your life is now. They are far more patient, understanding people then I am, LOL!

I can't wait to see how Tucker changes our lives, and how well he will just "fit" in our lives. Does that make any sense at all? I can't wait to see Carter's first glimpse of his baby brother, Travis' first kiss to his second son, and to watch the three of them become the best of friends in the years to come. Only ninety-nine days and that friendship will begin! Tucker has so much to learn from his Dad, and big brother Carter. I just hope Carter doesn't teach him to jump off the top of the swing set too soon! :) I can only imagine the mischief that the two of these, wait...the three of these guys will get into. I think of my Aunt Kathy who has two boys, somewhat close in age and I am reminded of all the mischief they used to get into & how I used to laugh... we'll see who's laughing in a few years!! :) My Aunt always just shrugged and said the old faithful saying, "boys will be boys!" May I look at their adventures the same way, and may they have many, many memories ahead!

We are planning on having the 3D/4D ultrasound later this month. I'm anxious to see how much this little guy has grown and get a glimpse of his face, and features. Keep checking back for pictures later this month after the scan.

My ever changing world. Soon to change again, but I truly can not wait!

Counting days...


Kari said...

I can't wait!!!
Your making me want another baby :)

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