I suppose it is part of getting ready to have a baby. People keep asking me if I am ready to be done being pregnant. NO. I know perfectly well that, at 39, this might be the last time I ever get to experience pregnancy and I'm grateful for every moment, swollen feet and all. I love being tuned into my body and to be able to share this with my husband, who has not been a father before. I love knowing that we will get to meet our son soon, but I would be fine waiting a few more weeks before that happens.
Part of getting ready for a new baby has nothing to do with shopping or organizing areas of your home. Today I think my mind is very much on inner work. I am feeling incredibly compelled to read two things: The Education of the Child in the Light of Anthroposophy and The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
Given how sensitive I am right now, and how very deeply every impression is going in, I think there could be no better use of this time than to read and center myself.
P.S. The Steiner link is to the free translation of this lecture, available online.