My, how time has flown! As of tomorrow, I’ll be 39 weeks pregnant. Its seems like only yesterday we discovered that we’d be parents again. Preparations have been made, a new nursery set up, her name selected, clothes washed, bags packed. All that is left to do is to wait. Just grow and wait.
Comparatively, this has been a much easier pregnancy. I’ve not been nearly as sick and while the cankles have once again returned, they are not nearly as severe as last time. Eliana is certainly proving to be much feistier than her brother. Isaac would gently move around from time to time. But not this girl. She’s a powerhouse, constantly moving and kicking. Many times, we’ve watched her feet clearly move from one side to the other. Other times, it feels like she’s doing a full-body stretch. Sometimes she’ll move so strongly that it throws me out of step and stops me in my tracks. I can’t wait to meet this energetic little girl of ours!
Today’s doctor’s visit went well. I’m currently 1.5 cm dilated, 60% effaced & positionally, she’s head-down at -2. Same as last week. I’ve not had any real contractions as of yet. Hopefully some spicy food and serious walking will move things along. Funny how the past eight months have flown by while these past few weeks have felt like a crawl. I’d much rather be awake at night holding Eliana than just feeling her kick me in the ribs. But I really can’t complain. I’m so grateful for the gift of carrying this sweet girl to term, grateful that she has a whole heart and all signs indicate that she’s healthy, grateful for the constant care and encouragement of my dear husband. I’m deeply grateful. And with every uncomfortable kick and pinch of the back, it serves as a reminder that she’s still on her way and I’ll be a mom once again soon. I wouldn’t trade it for anything…other than holding her in my arms, of course 🙂