39 ½ weeks.
Here we are, 3 days before your due date on the 21st, and just 2 days before my birthday on the 20th. So you can imagine what I want to happen:
I want you to be born on my 35th birthday.
For that to easily happen, Mommy needs to go into labor with you late Tuesday night (the 19th) and then you can be born on Wednesday (the 20th). Even if Mommy has a long labor with you like she did with your brother Jack (20 hours), you would likely still be born within the 24 hour time frame of April 20th.
The stars are aligning for this to take place. Today begins Mommy’s 4 month maternity leave; plus, Grandma (Mommy’s Mommy) flew in from California late last night.
Therefore, Mommy has so many reasons now to finally be able to relax…and have a baby!
And that brings up another reason it be nice for you to be born on the 20th; Grandma specially had her flight moved up by 36 hours to help ensure she got here before you did.
Even if you’re not born on my 35th birthday, our birthdays will still be close so I’m happy about that either way.
That’s the way it was with Nonna; my own Mommy was born on April 11th, just 9 days before my birthday.
So ultimately, even if you’re not born on my birthday… you, me, and Nonna will all have April birthdays!
The strangest thing happened today on the home when I stopped to get gas. The lady across the pump from me asked me to help her unscrew the lid on her portable gas container. I then complimented her on her Honda Fit; which I want to be my next car.
As we were talking, I mentioned that “my wife is about to have our 2nd child in a few days.”
She immediately responded with a confident smile, “Your wife is having a girl?”
With amazement, I said, “Yes… but how did you know that? Did I already tell you?”
She told me she just could tell; even though she was just looking at me. I hadn’t show her a picture of Mommy or anything. I guess it’s even further fascinating that she followed up with, “And your first born is a boy.”
While I started to imagine she might be an angel walking among us, she told me she is a school bus driver named Darlene. She said she’ll be looking for me on my way to work each morning now, since her route is the same as mine. Her bus number is 69, so I’ll be on the lookout.
We are so happy and so ready for your arrival! While the whole labor process is obviously on the chaotic side, it’s something that Mommy and I are officially looking forward to now.
I am ready for our family to grow, by about 7 pounds… hopefully on Wednesday.