For the last 3 1/2 weeks or so I have been having braxton hicks that have led me to believe this baby was going to arrive early. So much so that I have worked myself in a frenzy to make sure everything is prepared to bring him home.

1. Purchase Car Seat, clothes, diapers, and other baby essentials √
2. Stock house with groceries (several times; I didn’t realize how much the three boys I already live with eat and drink) √
3. Scrub house (again several times; I am sick of cleaning!) √
4. Get things in order at work √

And here I am am at 39 weeks and 5 days and we are still waiting. Every day and night while I am having the contractions I think, “today is the day”. Nervously I think about the labor and delivery and try to mentally prepare myself, and then the contractions go away. The anticipation is getting to me. We are all so excited for this baby to finally arrive that it makes the waiting even harder. We can’t wait to see him and hold him!

All night I had more contractions, and all I keep thinking is, “don’t get your hopes up, they are going to go away and we are going to have to wait some more”. But, as I am sitting here writing the contractions are still happening…SO, maybe…today truly IS the day.