speaking of second children, my friend is quite possibly in labor right now with her second. she's at the hospital. her baby could have been born by now or she could still be contracting.
her son spends 3 hrs. a day with us here (he's 3mos. older than bb) and i had him today and wondered what he might be feeling. i know he knows something's up. how much does he understand?
it's hard to imagine the thought of giving birth again and at the same time it's all i can think about. she's there, doing it. what must it be like to know what labor is like and yet to be entering into it again when it could be totally different. i mean, yes, there will be contracting, pushing and a baby, but the whole thing could play out very differently the 2nd time. you sort of know what to expect, but that doesn't make it any easier AND it will not be the same.
it feels like something in the air is different, too. i remember feeling it in the days leading up to bb's birth. we had a major thunderstorm today at about 6pm and yesterday as well. bb and i sat on the bed and just listened together. quiet. waiting for the storm to pass. it reminded me of his birth. the contractions would come and i would breathe deeply and slowly as i could and wait for them to pass. i hope my friend's not getting rained on too heavily. i hope her boy comes safely and quickly.