I've been doing a little REFLECTING about this time last year. It feels (alternately) like a REALLY long time ago and just like yesterday. (Since, ya know, the BABY'S FIRST BIRTHDAY is THIS WEEK.)
I scrolled back through some of my phone pics and this is what I found and remember as we prepared for my labor and Nora Kate's arrival.
Late September 2011:
1. Our house was REAL clean. And there was always a candle burning. (Citrus and Sage Yankee candles were my obsession at the time; my candle budget then rivaled my magnet budget as of late.)
6. I was forcing my family to walk around my neighborhood obsessively (again at all hours of the night and in disguise; we used a lot of blinky runner lights that month so we didn't get run over). Nate was allowed the iPad for extensive periods of time so as to avoid hearing his mommy cry hysterically about getting the baby out.
7. I was definitely NOT pumping in an effort to start labor. Nope. I would never do that. Do NOT tell my midwife or any other labor and delivery professional.