I finally realized that oh-my-goodness-I'm-having-a-baby-soon. Yes, I know I should have figured it out a while ago, but I just hadn't.
So, this month, I'm doing lots of things I should've been doing over the last few months -- like getting the other kids their physicals and -- just imagine -- nesting a bit. I'm doing baby errands like washing the clothes in Dreft and trying to get organized for the chaos to come.
I now have doctor's appointments every week. I was getting weekly phone calls from a nurse who was part of a program to avoid premature births. But I have, as she said, "graduated" because I'm now 36 weeks along.
In other pregnancy news, Michelle Duggar of "19 Kids and Counting" fame announced today that she is pregnant with No. 20. She's someone who makes me look sane and rational on the reproductive front.
Seriously, although I admire her commitment to her faith, it just seems foolhardy to me to do that, considering her age (older than me) and the fact that she and her baby nearly died with her last pregnancy.
I'm more of a "Trust in God -- but lock your doors" type. I tend to prepare for things -- and that's one reason I'm being more conservative with this birth plan than I have been in the past.