My sweet LE is growing so big these days. Everyone says she's tiny, but I can tell she's getting bigger and stronger each day. I have a feeling she's going to shock everyone and be a decent sized baby...(or maybe I'm wrong and she is actually a little peanut). I've been working on collecting the last of our supplies. Just to wet your appetite, one needs a placenta bowl when having a home birth. I never fancied myself going out and picking out an adequate bowl for such an occasion, but life's funny like that. Don't worry though...we don't have any bizarre plans for the placenta. And then there's making a birth plan...I thought I'd love doing this, vocalizing my every wish. But it turns out it's kind of annoying and I'm not really up for planning for all the "worst case scenarios". It'd just be nice to know ahead of time if one needed to worry about such scenarios or not, in order conserve energy, don't you think?
I'm very at peace right now with my pregnancy and upcoming delivery and sleepless nights to come. It all seems so natural and at the same time such a fragile process that I'm thankful to be a part of. Honestly, it's hard to even put into words how amazing it is to be hosting new life (I know, pregnant women are smug, we really are!).
The Engineer asked me last night if being pregnant is everything I dreamed it would be and the answer is "Yes, it's even better than I dreamed." (Because originally I was worried about my organs feeling claustrophobic, but they don't so much.) Although, as much as I love being pregnant, I'm starting to become excited/anxious to meet my babygirl! Lucky for me that day is soon, very soon.