We aren't surprised that I'm still pregnant, are we?
Another round of grocery shopping, cleaning, nail clippings, library exchanges, and errands are in the works. I still can't picture life with precious baby 5. I'll check the birth supplies once more today, but I know that there are diapers (and wipes!) and clean clothes and blankets. After four children, the necessities seem few. Hopefully, we'll be able to borrow a bouncy seat or swing or something (relatively safer than laying a baby on the floor around here!); I hadn't thought about those things until this week. I'm sure my brain is failing me; so I'm praying for flexibility and peace and wisdom from the Lord.
What a wonderful thing to carry a baby to term! It is SUCH a blessing to have a healthy pregnancy. I still credit JuicePlus+ with making a positive impact on the health of the pregnancy and baby. And I'm still walking. And I have excellent midwifery care.
40 weeks is right around the corner. I'm at my max pregnancy weight, when I normally deliver. I'm at the normal (for me) gestational age for delivery. We're within a week of the full moon; April 28 (all of the other children were born within 6 days of a full moon). The baby is at 0 station and I'm dilated, so I know that the contractions I've had off and on are effective. By no means am I anxious, but I anticipate, and my heart within me is quieted, like a bird in the hand of the Lord.