I'm actually due February 2, but secretly crossing my fingers that the babe comes just a little early like Raelyn did. Today marks 36 weeks and I am somewhere between really excited and scared out of my mind. Pretty sure everyday I tell my husband how ready I am to not be pregnant, but then that means we are going to have our hands FULL. And knowing me I'll be missing this
little large bump of mine before too long.
I wish I had started this blog before Rae was actually born so I'd have a sweet little birth story to share, but that amazing day is jotted down in her very own journal that I'm tempted to read, with tissues in hand. I know that I shouldn't compare anything to how things went with Rae, but I'm praying things go just as smoothly. My contractions we're bearable until I was almost 7 centimeters.. and although I wish I could say I'm going to try to go all natural this time around, I'm just going to go with getting the epidural unless I feel otherwise in the moment. I was in labor for about nine hours and pushed for less than an hour. So here's to hoping Aubrey is just as easy going.
Breastfeeding is definitely a must for us again and again, fingers crossed Aubrey takes to it just as easy as her big sister did. These past few weekends we've been trying to jam pack a ton of fun into our weekends for Rae because the days of it just being our little trio are dwindling and while it makes my heart swell thinking about the two of them together, it also makes me a bit sad that Rae won't be our one and only any more. As for Rae, she has no idea what's about to happen in the coming weeks. She's got "baby Aub-a-dee or Ahh-breeee" down in the tiniest little girl voice that makes my eyes water every. time. She loves going in her room to sit in the rocking chair or jump in the crib so I can for see a lot of time spent in that room.
and the picture below.. I may cry at just the thought of seeing handsome hold both of our daughters. Talk about emotional roller coaster. and with that said, I really need to get a bag together in case she actually does come early and maybe even a coming home outfit.. because as of right now we're not that prepared.