Thursday, October 2, 2008

Happy Due Date to Me!

Well, technically it was yesterday, but I had a pretty busy day so I couldn't get to this post until now. I went and got a massage {thanks Mom for watching the kids!} and did a video shoot. {I know you're jealous!} I'm producing this video as a joint venture with my sister and a guy that actually has production experience and knows what the crap he's doing. :O) I can't release all the details now, but when the project is complete and ready for roll out, you'll be the first to know.

Here are my 40-week pictures. I know the ticker at the right says I'm 38 weeks, but that's because I set it for 42 weeks since I usually gestate longer and I get tired of people asking, "You haven't had that baby yet!?" Not that this really stops people from asking though.

Here I am in front of my birth pool {where I will preferably be birthing this little one.} I thought it would be fun to get pictures in the clothes I wore for many of my pregnant pics. They certinaly don't fit like they used to!

I'm feeling really great and am having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that these are literally the last few days I will be pregnant for the rest of my life. This being my last pregnancy, I am cherishing these moments with this little one still inside. It's truly amazing what our bodies are capable of and it is definitely worth the minor discomforts of pregnancy to be such an incredible vessel.

And by the way, isn't my husband the best!? He goes through the pregnancy as much as I do {albeit in a different way} and has been a really great support. He's rubbed my feet, cooked me dinner, bathed the kids {he normally does that, but it's extra hard when my belly is so big}, let me have innumerable naps, let me cry on his shoulder when I'm feeling extra emotional, and helped around the house. And he even blogs publicly about how great I am, throwing his wonderful sense of humor in during the process.

I'm excited to see him become a new dad again because even though he doesn't love the newborn stage, he's so cute with our babies. I'm excited to see him swaddle our baby so tight that you couldn't get in with a crowbar. I can't wait to see the expression of true joy when he gets that first smile or the look of adoration as he watches me feed our little one. I love him more than words can say. {Please try to overlook the obvious corniness.} :O)

See what a cute Daddy he is!?

We all love you!


Sarah said...

Ah, I love you to Greg!!!

Sarah said...

Hooray! I'm excited for new Barton baby too!

Spence and Julie Kohler said...

I'm doing a 'happy due date to you' dance right now. Bet you wish you could see how funny I look doing it, right?
I love all the pictures you posted, but seeing Hailey and Hannah so little and holding Jamie and Alexander is so cute!
(sorry, don't know if I spelled the kiddos names right...don't hate me if I messed it up!)

Janet said...

It's Anthony, but I don't think either of us really care that you got it wrong. :O)

Michelle said...

Good luck! We're thinking about you! I love the picture of Greg with the kids. You guys have such a cute family! We can't wait to see this new baby..hopefully soon.

Natalie said...

There isn't enough laughter in the world right now. Another Barton is definitely needed.
Good luck!!!
Nat Noel

Spence and Julie Kohler said...

Janet, you're not a freak, having 6 kids deserves nothing short of a medal! I was just meaning that it actually COULD be possible for all of them to be mine, aside from the obvious fact that they are all SO from different families, and even if they were, was it any of HIS business?? If you get that in public a lot, then people really suck.
Sorry I'm a dufus- I totally know it's Anthony- must be a short in my brain. As soon as I re-read that this morning I hit myself in the head Homer-style. :)

happygilmore said...

We are waiting to hear about that baby! Hang in there Janet!
Rorie and Steve

Danielle and Fam said...

I keep waiting to light my candle...I think it might be collecting dust. GET THAT CUTE LITTLE GUY (i think it's a boy) here will ya!