I’ve reached the point where I am ready. I don’t do anything at work except sit around now that our temporary assistant has started. And frankly, searching the internet all day has lost its appeal. Bianca’s temporary room is as ready as it can be. Our hospital bag is packed. Kris is coming over tonight to help us figure out the car seats. Once we have them installed, we will be officially ready for her to get here.
And honestly, I’m just uncomfortable now. I can’t sleep through the night, and I’m tired. All the pregnancy websites advise moms-to-be to take cat naps during the day, but how am I supposed to do that when I’m stuck at work all day? Even a month ago, I couldn’t understand why anyone would want to start their maternity leave BEFORE their baby was born. Now I completely understand…and I’m jealous of those ladies who can.
There really isn't a lot to report on Bianca’s development this week. All of her internal organ systems are pretty much ready for the outside world, she’s got her meconium stockpile building up, she’s stored up lots of healthy baby fat, her brain continues to grow, and she’s more or less reached official baby status-- all she needs to do is "head out" and say hello to the world.
If anyone has some extra labor dust lying around, please send some my way!!