We're rounding the corner here and soon - SO soon - we'll get to meet the little bébé that's been taking up all that space in my belly. I'm officially 38 weeks today, so by medical standards, I've reached full-term status. If baby A were to make her entrance today, she would be able to breathe on her own and thrive as a full-term newborn. But, as anxious as I am to have her out of my body and in my arms, I'm happy to wait for her to come out when she's good and ready and not a day sooner.
Around 37 weeks, all my aches and pains that started in my 35th week seemed to fade away and I've regained my energy and comfort since then. Which is such a good thing as I finish preparing everything we'll need for the birth and organizing my life for the first couple of weeks thereafter.
My sister and youngest nephew will be arriving today and I can't wait to spend some time with them while they're here. The hope is that my sister will be here for baby's birth, so fingers and other appendages are staying crossed that baby comes right when she's due. Before then, though I'll be celebrating with family at one last baby shower this weekend, and I have a feeling a pedicure and a little light shopping with my sister will be on this weekend's agenda, too.