Although my due date is the 25th, my midwives have told me to plan on being pregnant for 41(or 42) weeks. It's pretty common for first babies and moms to take awhile, and many women in my family have a tendency to be pregnant a little bit longer than the norm. So, we'll see what nature has in store for us! I don't know if there is much else I can do to prepare myself for the changes that are coming without actually experiencing them. I'm just hoping for a safe and healthy delivery and a somewhat smooth adjustment into motherhood. I'm not sure what life is going to be like as a mom, but I definitely feel ready to begin my parenting journey.
But, for now, we wait a bit more. Whenever baby is ready, we'll begin. And in the mean time I'm going to make some more soup, homemade granola, and think about the especially festive holiday season in store for our soon-to-be family of three!