Yesterday was the 37 week marker, and I am so happy to say that I am officially full term. I could have the baby any day, and it would be safe and healthy. At my appointment this week, I found out I am already 70% effaced and dilated 2 centimeters. That made me very happy. I am trying not to expect to go early, but when I get good news like that, I can't help but wake up every day thinking "will today be the day?" As a first time mom, I can't tell you how much I wish the answer to that question was "YES!"
This morning I woke up and my thought was a bit different. Today I thought "Today is the day..." And I'm not sure why. My guess is that I just want today to be the day. But if for some reason I'm right...today could be the day! :)
Thanks to the help, love and support of many friends and family, we are really quite settled and ready to go. I am so blessed to have such dear friends that are wanting to take care of me, and they have been so wonderful in helping me get everything we need ready for the baby's arrival. So thank you, dear friends...you know who you are. Nick has been wonderfully great and supportive, and he does so well when I'm irritable, cranky, emotional, swollen and exhausted all at the same time. (These days...it seems that most of the time I am all of the above...) Last night Nick got the car seat in the car, and it looks great - however it's going to look absolutely perfect when our tiny baby is in it!
Everybody tells me that now is the time to rest and relax and keep my feet up. And while my body is agreeing with that, my mind is just so busy. I have so much I want to accomplish yet. My kitchen seems to be in a constant state of disarray, and I certainly can't bring a baby home to a messy messy kitchen. I have meals I want to make and freeze, and a baby's room I can't stop arranging and rearranging.
Anyway...sorry for the hodge-podge post. I am scatter brained and all over the place. But despite all that, or above it all - I am just genuinely ready to meet my baby. As that time draws closer and closer, again I just want to say thank you to everybody that has been so incredibly wonderful in helping us and supporting us, and thank you for your prayers. We definitely feel them.