I used to tell myself that the last thing I wanted was to spend the final weeks of pregnancy in the middle of summer. I basically loathe summer to begin with, and carrying around a space heater at the same time isn't really my idea of comfort. So how did I do?
Well, I've got one kid with a July birthday, and number two is set to come sometime in the next few weeks.
In other words: fail.
Somehow I also picked one of the worst summers to be pregnant too. I'm about ready to pack up and move to Siberia at this point.
Which basically means that I'm eager to have this baby as soon as he can come out. Today would be great, in fact. I mean, for one thing, he'd share a birthday with Harry Potter. And for another, I'd get to add a second pretty red birthstone to my family ring, which looks a bit like a flower. A second bud would look lovely, though I suppose a third leaf will look good too.
But babies come in their own time. My older son had to be evicted just shy of 41 weeks. I could see the same thing happening again.
And in a way that would be good. I had a really quick labor and delivery last time. I'm kind of nervous about getting to the hospital on time if I go naturally.
But on the other hand, oh, the waiting!
They tell you to be ready at any time. It could happen any day now.
Only it probably won't actually happen today, so get on with your life.
But be prepared. Have your bag packed. Make sure you've made arrangements for your kid. Know all the numbers you'll need to call. Have instructions printed out for the grandparents. Have the clothes all washed and ready and the car seat installed.
But don't get too anxious. It'll happen when it happens. So go ahead and pull the kindle back out of your packed bag if you like. Just hope you remember to repack it.
Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!
Wait... Wait... Wait...
It's all driving me a bit mad. This is how it goes though. Just one of many things we put up with for love of our children.
Anyway, if I don't post again for a while it's either because I'm hurrying to finish up all my work before the little one comes (which is also why I haven't posted in weeks) or because he is finally here. If I do post again, send me sympathy because clearly I am still in pregnancy limbo.
Wish me luck!