I’m nearing the finish line and closing in on the end of the pregnancy. It’s crazy to think that I’ll have a newborn in my arms in less than a month. Confession: I totally don’t remember how to hold a baby…but it’s just like riding a bike and will come back to me, right? I sure hope so!
I’ve been spending the last few weeks getting ready for her: all her clothes are washed, the car seat’s installed, and we got our shipment from Amazon in (so now we have diapers and a bassinet), and our bags are packed. We’re basically ready. Not ready for the sleepless nights and that dreaded not-so-super-great stage, mind you, but ready. We’re ready to have her out. Ready to give her lots of snuggles and kisses. Ready to welcome her into our family.
My husband and I also took a birth class over the weekend, so now I feel more prepared for labor if I (hopefully) happen to go on my own this time. Last time I was induced, so that was a whole other ball game. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous about labor this time—I certainly am. There’s always some anxiety when you’re going into an unknown situation, but still…I’m as ready as I can be.
So there’s that. As of today, I’m 38 weeks and change, and I’m curious how far I’ll go. Any guesses? In the meantime, here are three weeks worth of bumpdates: