Life in Limbo~
At 41 weeks pregnant, "any day now" has turned into "any minute". I have been having lots of prodromal labor. Almost every evening I have regular contractions that stop when I go to bed. We continue to read Bunny books about babies and homebirth and talk about what we will do when the baby comes out. The Hubs and I tidy and clean the house every night in preparation. It can be kinda disappointing to wake up at some point in the middle of the night and realize that, once again, it was not the real thing. The good thing about prodromal labor is that it means some of the work is being done now. I am betting that when it is the real thing, I will be glad I am already part of the way there.
I got henna on my belly this weekend (finally lol). My artsy sister, Wendy, drew a whimsical tree, along with a few little designs and an acorn for Squirrely.
All those stetch marks are left over from when I was pregnant with Bunny. I have eaten much healthier and exersized this time around. At 25 lbs lighter, none of them are even the slightest bit red. I kinda have a love/hate relationship with my stretch marks. I dislike them because they are a reminder of a time in my life when I
failed did not do the best I could (I know that some women get them even if they are perfectly fit, but for me, they were due to an unhealthy lifestlye). I like them because they remind me to do better. They show me how far I have come. Over time, they have slowly faded, and maybe someday they will fade even more. For now I will camoflauge them with henna and call the whole thing art.
The finished product turned out great. I am very happy with it.
Henna was the last big thing on my To Do List.
Any day now, Squirrely. Any minute.
Back to work again today.
Like mama, like daughter!
Linked up to: My Pregnancy Journal