Lately I’ve been feeling anxious and ready to have this baby.

My doula and friend, Cori, gave me some words of wisdom. She said I should think about the baby coming late as opposed to early. That way, if the baby happens to come early, it will be a pleasant surprise. Otherwise, she noted, I’ll keep thinking I’m in labor every single day, which (because I’m neurotic) I already do.

I’m 37 weeks now. I’m going to do something I never do, be patient.