Hello 37 weeks – Baby #2 is now full term!!! We made it. I’m fighting back tears over this awesome milestone, this is huge…and so am I. Ha! I – have – GROWN! I am a little bigger than I was with Zoë, a lot more achy than I was too. Second pregnancy is not easier than the first, my guess is they don’t tell you to not scare you. Well, I’m not going to keep it a secret. Make sure you have a warm bath to live in the second time around.
Nesting in this house is mostly being done by my partner in crime Michael. He has painted, replaced, cleaned, moved, drilled, set up and taken down more than I can count. After weeks of this he finally came to me yesterday and announced, “Everything is done, feel free to have the baby now” and winked. Thanks…would love to! I’ve been having contractions on and off for days, along with Braxton Hicks that don’t let up for as long as a half hour. My last doctors visit they found me dilated at 3 centimeters, that was last Thursday. On Saturday I lost my mucus plug followed by intense contractions like never before…but then it stopped after 40 minutes and I fell asleep for hours and hours. It’s Wednesday now and the discomfort is at an all time high, so I am keeping this post very short. For those ladies who are interested, the mucus plug (also referred to as the bloody show) is often followed by labor shortly after (or hours after), but it can also stall for days or even 1 to 2 weeks. God give me strength I’m getting closer to a week now.
This is it (as far as I know), the last time I will be pregnant. Have I cried about it? Uh yeah, ugly crying at it’s best. Despite me being the biggest complainer ever, these past 37 weeks, I will miss this. Words cannot express how grateful I am to have experienced the baby bump. Despite my odds, these girls, my daughters are a real example of the miracles in this world that can happen. Proof to never give up your dream. Take on the challenges that come your way because you never really know what can happen. To quote my first miracle, my daughter Zoë, “Just do your best”.
Thank you God for blessing me with my ultimate wish come true, twice.