We're officially in the month that I'm supposed to give birth to our second little girl. I am in disbelief at how the time has flown, but I am also looking forward to not being pregnant anymore!
Read below to see all the comparisons between my first and second pregnancies, and how things are progressing towards us meeting our family's newest addition!
I want to start with a crazy pregnancy dream I had because I haven't really had any vivid dreams in weeks, but this one literally startled me awake and set in a very real panic.
I dreamed that I delivered our little girl, and she looked just like I imagined she would, except she was not behaving like a baby at all. She was trying to crawl around and was talking just like our two-year old does. I was prepared for a baby to be all sleepy and cuddly, and she came out of the womb ready to go.
I know this is ridiculous, but pregnancy dreams shed a lot of light on our fears going into our babies arrival into the world. This dream set me in a panic that I simply won't be able to handle her and my two-year old. That it will all be too much and I will be struggling to keep up. And that this new baby will grow up literally in the blink of an eye.
Hopefully that's the last of these dreams, but something tells me this fear is only going to build and I am only going to get reprieve when our daughter is born and I see that she truly is a cuddly baby and not a tiny toddler. And I have a lot of support when it comes to raising my daughters, so I have to remember that I'm not alone in this parenting thing.
I've started to have what I deem are real contractions (they feel like labor did last time), but they are sporadic and never occur more than 3 times in a row. So I'm definitely not in labor yet, but things are starting to progress down there a little earlier than they did last time.
I've had this distinct feeling for the past trimester that this baby will come sooner than my first, who clung on until 41 weeks. These contractions, shocking sensations, and just feeling like she is very low in my pelvis already has me thinking I won't go that long with this one.
Regardless, though, I am going to wait and let nature take its course because I know how beautiful it is when you just let your body do what it's meant to do! I recently wrote a guest blog post for another blogger about waiting for our first baby to come on her own and I can't wait to share it with you all!
Well that's it for this week. Hopefully I'll have some news to report next week once we visit the doctor for a cervical check and ultrasound!
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