Yesterday morning we went on a little hike at Government Island, a little nature/historical spot in our neighborhood. It was so nice to spend some time outdoors, even if it’s not the beach or trails we’re used to. Eva ran around everywhere looking for the “East-a Bunny,” which sadly she never found (on the hike, at least). This was the first year I made Eva an Easter Basket. I felt like she was finally old enough to appreciate one. She might have been last year, too, but we were in Tanzania and things like that aren’t as easy to come by.

4/18/14- 39 weeks! The week I gave birth to Eva. With Eva I already had signs of impending labor at this point (loss of mucous plug, dilation, bloody show), but as far as I can tell there haven’t been many signs this time around. I did feel a few contractions the other night but I knew they were just practice contractions and not the real thing. My sister-in-law arrives on Sunday for a week so I really hope the baby is born then and not after she leaves! I think the latest I can go without them inducing me is May 1st. That seems like a lifetime away. But as frustrating it is to be in this “any day now stage,” it’s also really exciting. I’m looking forward to the birthing experience again. The only thing I’m really worried about is leaving Eva for a night or two. We’ve only ever spent two nights apart, and not in a row. It’s always so hard for me to sleep when she’s not next to me. Anyway, hopefully the next weekly update will include a picture of baby Damian instead of my giant belly, but I’m still not getting my hopes up. Mostly. I have been nesting, though:

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