After a couple days of being bummed about not going into labor (bummed is a mild word), last night I asked Cody to tell me something comforting. What he said helped remind me of all the good things that are happening right now. So, I've come up with a new plan to help me avoid depression and keep things in perspective. I'm going to constantly remind myself of the following:
I am excited to meet Annalisa!
I am excited to see if she has black hair, like I imagine her, or if it is a different color (or bald).
I am excited to see my toes again.
I am excited to bend over and pick something up off the floor without grunting.
I am excited to see how Lee handles a little sister--for better or worse.
I am excited to no longer be pregnant.
I am excited to be a mother again, and re-experience babyhood.
I am excited to post pictures of Annalisa in forty different outfits.
I am excited to drive my new car.
I am excited to eat the lasagna in my freezer.
I am excited to PUT Annalisa in forty different outfits.
I am excited to learn the differences between boys and girls--for better or worse.
I am excited to have bottled tomatoes from my garden.
I am excited for more funny laughing moments with my childREN.
I am excited for the quiet, calm moments, however far between they are.
See, I have a lot to look forward to, that will happen whether or not I go into labor on my own. Now, to take a page from Bridget's book: 13 days until my last-possible induction date!