Right now, my Mom and my sister, Amy, are here, cleaning up the house. They’re re-organizing and scrubbing and dusting and stopping occasionally to feel the baby move. Helping us prepare for the wild ride that lays ahead during this next week.
Earlier today, Brian, the kids and I went to Target. Brian took the kids to the cafe and they ate popcorn and drank red and blue icees while I started shopping. I bought bright things for our house, things that screamed SPRING, things that made me think of renewal. I know after the baby is born I’ll be spending a lot of time at home and I just know I’ll need these pieces of bright scattered throughout my house. They already make me so happy.
I honestly can not believe that this pregnancy is almost over. Last night I actually slept well, my schedule was much like a schedule that you have when you have a newborn, waking up every 2-3 hours but sleeping soundly in between, which is way more sleep that I’ve gotten in many weeks.
This morning, after waking up and having breakfast, I took a shower, I put my iPhone on my speakers in my bathroom and played the music loudly. I danced in the shower at 39 weeks pregnant. The music felt good, I felt so inspired to be 39 weeks pregnant, I reveled in the fact that I believe that pregnancy is a gift and not a death sentence, as other preggies sometimes feel. I feel so happy that each day has felt like a blessing to me.
All 265 days that I’ve been pregnant.
And here we are, less than two days away.
I have loved this pregnancy so much. I’m sad to be closing this chapter of the book, in less than 2 days, but I know with all of my heart that it was the best chapter that I could have written about this pregnancy. And that makes me so happy.
And this next chapter? Will be even better.