Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Done Waiting...

***UPDATED*** I threw in one more picture from Cindy at 37 weeks.


The last few weeks have been dedicated to getting things together for when the baby comes which helps me justify my lack of activity on here. Books talk about some "nesting" instinct that kicks in. That might be it, but more likely is just a plain old need to have a space for the baby to live. I love our 850 sq ft place, but it became quite apparent a few months ago that we have a TON of crap and it's taking up a TON of space. So, 5 or 6 boxes worth of donations and heaps of trash bags later, we've uncluttered.

Now that our crap is gone, we've been busy replacing it with new, baby crap (not literally). Car seat arrived in the mail today as will most of the other major items we need to keep our son alive and somewhat entertained. With all this purchasing, gift receiving, and general preparing, I really feel like our boy needs to be here... now. He's not yet (or I wouldn't be writing this). In fact, he's not due for another 3 weeks. The problem is that I am not a patient person by nature. I've done a good job at waiting 8 months, but these last 3 weeks just might kill me.

Today marks 37 weeks and doctor says that if Cindy goes into labor at this point, they won't try to stop it. So, I spend my free time encouraging the baby to not disappoint us by waiting till the 14th of August to come. I'm also trying the "stern father" approach, telling him he HAS to come early and he doesn't want to start life out by disobeying his parents. Is this actually working? I'd like to think so; then I can write a million dollar bestseller about getting your child to obey you from the womb. But until you see my book on the shelves, you can just chalk it up to wishful thinking.

Cindy's doing well, but I can understand why the ninth month is the hardest for pregnant women. Aside from having dealt with being pregnant for almost a year, I really don't think Cindy has much space left in her belly if that baby keeps growing. People have requested pictures and all that, so here's a cutesy little slideshow that'll show Cindy from the start of it all till now (well... start of when we started taking pictures.) Hover over a picture to see how far along she is and make sure to leave lots of encouraging comments cause I had to twist her arm to post these. :)

14 comments:

Cassie said...

Cindy I still think you looked dang hot with that dark brown hair. But the blonde was just the thing to brighten up your pregnancy :) I can't believe how big you are. 3 more weeks is just cruel.

Lori said...

I love the picture strip times ten. I missed out on all that awesome pregnant cindy action and she looks so great. I'm so excited to see you guys soon. If the baby could hold out until the 10th when i get there, i'd be in its debt- but I'm sure you guys wouldn't be too pleased. Best of luck.

Shane said...

great slide show

The baby will come before you know it..

Are you going to cut the chord?

As for me when asked I said, "Aren't I paying you for that?"

Dude it's been too long, we need to talk...

allie said...

Cute pictures! I'm so excited for you guys! I can't wait to see you cute little baby!

Sam said...

Aww, cute slide show... we need a slide show of Chris putting on empathy weight though :) Now, if Cindy could just hold off until the first week of September, that would be greaaat...

Goggins Family said...

Darling!!! I love pregnant woman you look so cute! I will see you Saturday!

MamaGuymon said...

She is one of those annoyingly CUTE pregnant women. How ANNOYING! She is all belly and she looks sooooo cute!!!!

Rick and Moshi said...

Congratulations Burkman!!!! I saw the link to your blog from Guymon's.

Being a dad is incredible. I never thought it would be so much fun.

Congratulations again.

-Doane
http://rickandmoshi.blogspot.com/

Morgan Jimenez said...

Cindy and Baby,
I also LOVE the pictures. And Honey I looked just the same at that point. And as for your husband..Alex was 4 day's early. So I hope your just as lucky. I love you and miss you, and I know everything will be just fine, and your baby boy will be in your arms before you know it. Do you have a name yet? Really wish I could see you and the baby soon...Oh and I guess meet your husband too...LOL!

All My Love <3<3<3, Morgan, Alex and Rick Jimenez

trish said...

Cindy, you look so cute preganant. and thank you Chris for the pictures, I know when you are the pregnant the camera is the worst enemy, but you'll be glad to have the pictures to look back on Cindy. You look great!

Kelly said...

I can't believe how close you are to having him! You are all belly. Look how skinny your arms and the rest of you body still are? You'll back in your regular clothes in no time!

Shane said...

Hey- I just “tagged” you to fill out the “Random 8 list” if you want to do it. Check out my blog to see the rules and examples.

trish said...

C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S!! We are so excited to have another baby in the family. Hopefully we will get to come out there and see him (& you guys if course) soon!

Clint, Jana & Dallas said...

CONGRATS, Cindy & Chris! We are so excited for you and can't wait to see the little guy!

-Jana (Trisha's sister)