I have been more fearful this time for the labor, delivery, recovery, etc. Part of it I think is that I have had such a struggle with my midwife group. They have had constant turnover and now I don't even know any of the midwives. I met one once very quickly. So I feel a little uneasy going into this without trusting the person delivering my baby. And if you know me at all, I just don't do well with the unknown which is pretty much birthing in a nutshell. Completely unknown! Luckily the hospital is great and is three minutes from our house.
On the other hand, it is finally sinking in that we will have her here soon. I am getting so excited to hold that sweet girl and snuggle her on my chest. I love my three other munchkins so much that I am excited to expand my heart even more. There is nothing as rewarding and amazing as being a mother--and now a mother times 4. I can't wait to see the other kids with her. They have all been so sweet. Cole will lift up my shirt and give the baby caresses and loves. Elise is just beside her self waiting to have this sister she's always dreamed of having. And Grey kisses the baby bump goodbye when he leaves for school. They love to talk to her and snuggle up to the belly.
Cole's baby bump loves
Elise napping on the bump
I think this bump is WAY bigger with this pregnancy than any of these others. But again--only a few more weeks so I really don't care! Other than the fact that I am growing out of everything. I always think it is amazing (and terrifying) how much the baby grows in the last few months. Hopefully she isn't gigantic.
All of my babies have come 2, 3 and 1 week early so hopefully this baby will be here shortly.