Prologue: I am finally finishing up a few of January's posts that have been lingering, hence the backdated posts below this one. I promise I'm alive!
This baby girl and I are 38 weeks along today - and we're all a quarter of the way through (the very short month of) February. Wow.
As of Thursday, I'll be more pregnant than I've ever been. I realize that's not saying much, as my 7 pound, 10 ounce bundle of boy spoiled me a bit by coming twelve days early. Spoiled might be a stretch, considering the bed rest at the end, but it was still nice to wrap up the "all horizontal, all the time" portion of the program early.
In a way I'm relieved to have no real signs of her upcoming debut, because there's a lot to get done. I can only be pregnant two or three more weeks, right? I can hang!
We've had a few of the same concerns as we did with Mac, mainly my blood pressure, but I doubt it would be taken so seriously if I didn't have that history. In other words, they're noting it but not doing anything about it. And it's fine by me.
Thursday we get a sneak peek of our girl to check her size just in case we have to induce again if things go south. To me, this seems like the only way to guarantee things go beautifully and she stays comfy past her due date. Murphy's Law or something, right?
(The day Mac was born I was showing all the classic signs of pre-eclampsia and was sent directly to be induced. Thankfully, he was already on his way and probably would have been born the very next morning without much help. What a happy ending!)
The rest of the week will be spent snuggling with Mac, reading a million beloved board books, making peanut butter sandwiches by the dozen (is that all toddlers eat?), appreciating full nights of sleep, wrapping up a long work to do list and planning as best I can what the coming weeks will look like.
The upside of working from home is being able to do all of the above and squeezing in some adult time, even if I'm wearing yoga pants while I do it. The downside will undoubtedly be figuring out a maternity "leave" for myself while still trying to get work done during business (read: not 2am feeding) hours.
Thank you for your prayers and tweets and sweet thoughts! Whenever she decides to get here, I promise to let you know...
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