38 weeks (+1 day).
13 more days, you say?! hmm…that’s funny.
last week, i felt like bean was ready to come meet us sooner rather than later. this week, i’m not really sure what bean’s plan is. all i know is that with each day, i’m more and more ready to bring this baby into the world. i am so excited to be a mother…and meet this little being.
i love hearing about everyone’s labor and birthing experiences but like my brilliant sister told me last week ‘they’re all just references.’ and it’s true. every single person who’s ever had a baby has had their own unique experience with birth. that’s the beautiful thing. having no other expectations than this is going to hurt like hell and will be the most challenging thing i’ve likely ever done. that’s it.
i haven’t really shared my birth plan here because i’ve found that, of all things, that’s the thing people judge the most; the thing people have the strongest opinions about. i’ll assume for those of you that know me, you probably know my plan. i will keep it at that. i guess what i want to share is that, regardless of what you choose, your decision has to come from YOU. what happens in the delivery room happens because it’s what’s best for mother and child and at the end of the day, all you want is a happy, healthy baby no matter HOW s/he comes into the world.
so, have no expectations. those moments when i have momentary freak outs about not knowing what would happen if i went into labor that day (because, let’s be real, that day will come,) i just have to remind myself that no one ever knows what would happen.
it’s pretty simple.