( 26 week belly. i look MUCH bigger when i'm standing. trust me. )
I am 27 weeks pregnant today.
13 weeks to go.
13 + 1.5 if this baby is like her brother.
There is so long to go. It seems like an eternity.
Yet I'm getting impatient already.
I just want to have this baby here... like now.
The excitement and anxiety of labor has already set in.
I've not met too many women who yearn to go into labor.
But I do...
since the moment I find out I'm pregnant, I am already looking forward to the hospital room.
The first time around it was such an incredibly challenging experience.
Yet I am dying to go through it again.
My labor with Jacob was long and painful - he was facing the wrong way -
but I will do it again just to see this baby's face for the first time.
To hold their new little bodies.
To smell the newness in their breath. I know that's what heaven smells like.
To sit in the hospital room with our lives instantly changed forever.
To feel the most genuine joy I have ever felt.
I'm ready to be a family of 4.
I know newborns are difficult in and of themselves.
I have flashbacks of what it was like having Jacob here as a newborn.
Changing diapers in the middle of the night, waking up early to a very quiet world,
sitting on the couch to nurse him every few minutes,
bathing him in lukewarm water.
It was so difficult and yet so blissful all in the same.
I'm ready to do it again.
I imagine the transition from one kid to two kids will be tougher than I can envision
but I am mentally prepared to
tackle it wing it.
I find myself in wonder a lot.
Mostly I wonder why God created a human gestational period of 9 months.
It's a terribly long time.
(I assume there is a lesson in patience here somewhere.)
I wonder what it will be like to love another baby as much as I love Jacob.
I wonder what he will be like with a sister.
I wonder how we'll manage another life when it seems that our lives are so full as they are.
and I am just so impatient to have some answers.
linking up with the mommy brain mixer