this has been a beautiful long weekend. i'm sitting here with a belly full of delicious food, with my clothes drying on the line in the sunshine and perfect breeze, and things are pretty dang great. if i happen to have the baby tomorrow at/as result of my ob appt, i will be okay with that. i'm physically prepared and well-rested. if tomorrow's appt doesn't start labour, i'll have to figure out what i want to do with the 4 shifts i'm still scheduled, but that's future ange's problem.
i had some braxton hicks contractions this morning, but nothing consistent or painful. even tho it's not real labour, i felt more comfortable staying home vs. going to my mom's for dinner. even tho baby is unlikely to come today (or maybe even this week?) i felt safer being 5 minutes from my hospital, as opposed to an hour from home. there will be lots of time to eat ribs and let the dogs play once bean is on the outside.
here's a little collage i put together of my belly in december, january, february, march, april, and may. i wish i'd taken consistent photos from the start, but it is what it is. most of them were taken toward the end of the month, but there's no real rhyme or reason. the last one was last week, at 37 weeks 3 days, i believe. i'm not sure i'll make it to 40, and that's okay with me (and my doctors).