|My belly @ 24 weeks|
So here we are at 38 and a half weeks still patiently waiting (well maybe not patiently) for bubba to arrive. I honestly never thought that I would make it this far. I was so convinced that she would come early because of family history on my side. The fact that my body started breaking down around 30 weeks just reaffirmed my belief that she would be here early.
Her official due date is July 26th which is a date very close to my heart. It was my great grandmothers birthday and I was extremely close to her. We share a lot of personality traits and so I always loved the fact that my daughter was due to come into this world the same day that she did. Like in a way they are somehow connected, and maybe in a way it was a sign from nan that she's still watching over me.
Unfortunately out of all the months of the year that I could have picked to have a baby, I picked the one with the most family birthdays. Accidental fail there. I've had to avoid birthdays on the 8th and 9th and still have to avoid the 16th and 17th. Since the false labour on the 6th I've been on edge that she would come on one of these days. Thankfully she didn't come on the 9th because that was T's birthday. This week we have the cousins birthdays, my nephew is on the 16th and niece is on the 17th. Originally our baby was due on the 18th before they updated my due date and it would be kind of cool if she did come on the 18th - I mean how many families have all the cousins born in a row? Fingers crossed she doesn't come today or tomorrow now that I've posted this.
I would still love it if she came on the 26th, but to be honest I don't know if I want to wait around another week and a half. I'm ready to meet her now (or at least after Thursday). Its becoming increasingly uncomfortable and from all the poking and prodding I swear she is running out of room. I will miss the kicks and hiccups, but at the same time we are eager to meet her. T has been exceptionally eager the last few days, its kind of cute.
I cant wait to see what she looks like. To discover her personality. To get to know her on the outside and forge an even closer bond than what we already have. I cant wait for T to meet her. I am looking forward to that the most, seeing the man of my dreams as the father of my child.