I'm 39 weeks today. Yesterday I had a parenting meeting and five other moms were there. It was fun to see babies of all ages and talk about babies, etc. Then I went to the park with my daughter and baseball tryouts were happening across the street so the park was FILLED, like EVERYONE in town was there. When I was telling my husband about it I asked Delia who we saw and it was easier for her to say who we didn't see (her best friend, who had been at the parent meeting)! LOL We even saw my doctor and her daughter. The weather is beautiful, it's like this every spring there's one day when all of a sudden every one just pops out and is happy!
So I'm reading birth stories every chance I get. All kinds - UC, hospital births, some c-sections, whatever. They're all sounding fine! I mean, I'm not super anxious to have the baby, but I guess I'm just in such a good mood and focusing on getting a BABY at the end of it. I'm really excited to read the May DDC birth stories, so I hope you all are working on them! And the two people - InPheonix and green_mom who think you can sneak in your announcement without more of a to-do, what are you thinking?!
I am staying up really late lately, and by the time I go to bed I realize that in such a short time, I'll be up at night nursing, changing, pottying, etc. Instead of just working and reading birth stories! I have been out of baby mode for SO long with my daughter (although I felt like she woke at night forever, it really wasn't a big deal) it's hard to imagine doing it all over again. But the idea of a tiny tiny new baby is too much fun.
I'm excited about being outside without having to bundle up, and making it easier for Delia to get through the first few months of me being less available to her. I'm excited about my mom being here for three weeks, within walking distance, to just be with and think about ME (I'm one of four kids, so that's rare!). I'm excited about having milk for both the baby and Delia, and for nursing to get more comfortable - and the milk dripping down the chin!!! I'm also excited to be done with the birth, since it's so up in the air and a point of some tension around here.
What are y'all getting excited about?