We are as prepared as we can be. Now, we just wait. This last bit of pregnancy always seems to be the longest, and it is very hard to focus on anything except for baby and birth. However, I can't just neglect everything else. I have a husband and four other children! We homeschool, there are dishes and laundry to be done, and messes to clean up.
The unknown is always aggravating to a certain extent. I was just talking to another mom about her birth, and it has me puzzled. Her baby's cord was wrapped around his neck twice close to the placenta. Everytime she stood up, his heartrate dropped. Pushing him out was strangling him. I will talk to my midwife about this, and find out what is the best thing to do in a scenario like this. One of my weaknesses is trying to figure everything out. I want to understand what happened, and why, and how to best deal with it if it happens to me or someone else.
Meanwhile, it's time for breakfast and everyone needs to get dressed. We need to have a great school day and lots of housework is needing to be done. I love my job. It is not easy, but being a mom and devoting all of my time to taking care of my family is the best job I could have.
Silas will be here very soon!! I'll be 39 weeks in just 4 days!