Today I am currently 38 weeks and 2 days and my body feels exhausted from being pregnant. On Tuesday at my appointment my midwife checked me and said I was 2 cm dilated and nearly fully effaced and the baby was at station 0. But that doesn't mean anything in regards to going into labor soon. Hopefully it just means that by the time I actually go into labor there wont be much that has to be done before the pushing can start. I pray for the pushing stage to be easier and quicker this time around. With Ruby I pushed for 2 and 1/2 hours, I am thinking its cause she was born with her arm and hand up by her head.
Anyway my body feels ready, my mind feels ready, I am just READY!
Ruby is now 22 months old going on 16 years old, this little girl has so much sass in her.
I don't think she quite conceives what it means when I tell her mama has a baby in her belly and that she's going to be a big sister soon. Though she has taken on the cutest roll of being a mama to her many babies, I am hoping the arrival of her brother or sister will be a good thing in her mind!
She is communicating her needs and wants so much better these days. I am trying really hard to give her the right words to use so we can avoid as much whining a possible. She is super opinionated and knows what she wants and isn't afraid to throw a tantrum about.
She also has an incredibly sweet side that likes to slow down and cuddle mama on the couch and read books. She also loves giving kisses and hugs, at least to her papa and I.
Last week on Thanksgiving Dan's sister took some very special maternity family of three pictures for us. Its such a treat having someone with such talent in the family!!