I just found an old journal from when I was pregnant with Ingrid. I wanted to see when I had hit little milestones with her, like feeling her move, getting into maternity clothes, etc. Everything is pretty much right the same. Even job situations with Brendan and the unknown of where we'll be when this baby is born is the same as with Ingrid!
When I was pregnant with her, Brendan was finishing up his phd and it kept taking longer than he'd thought. He was applying to positions and we just didn't know where we'd be. He ended up staying an extra semester and we moved in with his parents. Then we moved here to MI. Now, he's just finishing up his fellowship, he's looking for positions all over the country, and we have no idea where we'll be when this baby comes! How on earth did we plan two children to come at such stressful unknown times? Are we really that stupid?
I just have to laugh because it all did work out with Ingrid. We had her, we had a roof over our head, Brendan got a job, we moved. It will all work out with this bub, too. In a year I'll look back and think ahh, remember how silly all that worrying was? Of course it would all work out!
On another note, with Ingrid I always called the baby a her and she even before we knew the gender. Saying he or him didn't feel right. It's the complete opposite this time around, it's a he, a him, a little brother. Otis. So we'll see next Wednesday if I have amazing motherly instincts or I'm full of crap :)