^these boys were over-due and I love them more than life...so there's that. :)
My friend recently posted an article about what happens to a woman's brain when she becomes a mother. It was a great read, and it made me start thinking about what happens to a woman's brain when she reaches her due date.
I'm not sure if this is how it is with every over-due pregnant lady, but something in my brain just SNAPPED and switched to wonky mode when I hit my due date.
A few examples:
*I've been on a kick the past week or so about painting my nails and having them perfect for the baby. It's irrational and weird...but it is what it is. The other night, I took off my slightly chipped polish, and painted and repainted....and repainted 2 nails different colors until I got the color exactly right. As I'm typing this, I feel like I need to go freshen the color up...just in case. Because the baby cares so much about what my nails look like.
*My OB recently partnered with another OB practice to help with the deliveries. Last night, I had a freak out moment, and realized that I might get one of the doctors from the other practice. I frantically....frantically searched for their website and looked through all their bios...and tried to find out everything about them. Then I had Noel look at all of them with me, and while doing this realized that I would be in so much pain, it doesn't matter one second who will actually deliver this child. The anxiety left, and I fell asleep (for about 3 hours and then got up for a middle-of-the-night snack.)
There are a hundred other examples I could give...but I'll just leave it at that.
The thing is...I am so grateful for this pregnancy and for this soon to be baby. I have felt great up until a few days ago (and I still feel "good"...just gigantic and swollen and heavy). I've had so many people and experiences that have helped make these past 9 months really wonderful.
Thank you again for all your well wishes, calls, and visits. They mean so much to me.
I'm ready for my sweet baby boy to be here!!