This morning Nick and I headed into the doctor for our weekly prenatal visit and left with the biggest smiles on our faces. Today marks 36 weeks which apparently is a huge difference from just a week ago, medically speaking. Talk with our doctor turned from preterm labor questions to when you go into labor directives. It really could happen at any moment. Because I have a two vessel umbilical cord (don't google it, just know that everything is fine) my doctors will not let me deliver past my due date so we're looking at an induction in about 3 weeks if I don't start labor on my own before then. 3 weeks! Why does that sound so much sooner than 4 weeks?
We're so ready for her but these last precious weeks also feel incredibly bittersweet - The only time in our lives that it will ever just be my husband and I again. I want to cherish this time and make these last couple weekends all about holding his hand and heart. I want him to know how much I love him and that even though life is going to be turned upside down so very soon, I would not have chosen to navigate this journey with any one other than him.