I am still feeling really good, although definitely starting to slow down. It's hard to chase Max around, bend down multiple times a day, and find time to rest! I never thought about the second pregnancy being different than the first, but boy was I not prepared... it's not easy to be a pregnant mother to a toddler.
Our C-section is still scheduled for January 30, and we are just PRAYING that our plans work out and baby stays put until then. It's challenging to plan out what will be happening with Max while we are in the hospital - I have it almost all figured out... that is, if we truly go into the hospital to deliver on the 30th. If he comes early, it is going to be crazy to figure out a Plan B quickly. Luckily, both of our families are within 15 miles of us, so I know things would be fine, but, man, life would be so much easier if Baby Boy comes when planned!
I have confirmed by plans for a job-share when I return to work in May, which feels incredible. I will work either M, T, W or W, Th, F - my job-share partner will work the other schedule and we will share the responsibility of one job. I can not tell you how thrilled I am that my company approved this for me, my husband is supporting my decision, and I am able to move into this type of work/life situation. Before having Max, one of my biggest concerns was going on maternity leave and returning to a full-time career. Although I've made it work for over a year, and could absolutely continue to do so, I am so much more relaxed heading in to this maternity leave... I won't go back full-time. I'll still get to work and enjoy my career and co-workers, but I'll have more time at home and most of all, more time with my sons. So happy :)
Each day that passes means we are closer and closer to meeting this new little love of our lives, and for that, we feel so blessed. We still have some major milestones to hit before taking home this little man, and we are praying that everything goes well and we are holding our new, healthy, little monkey in our arms very soon.