First Day of My Last

When you’re pregnant, the first day of your last period becomes the most important date in your life. I am in the second trimester of my second pregnancy, and I keep going back to that date over and over again, amazed at how fate and God worked in my favor. I believe in the power of good intentions. I know that faithfulness is often rewarded in ways that are beyond our wildest dreams. I also believe in God’s will be done.

July 14, 2016 felt like an important day for some reason. I don’t journal a lot, but I felt like I had to write on that day. Little did I know, that would be the first day of my last. Signs, indeed.

July 14, 2016
My period came on today. I knew it was coming because my app sent me a gif yesterday of a volcano exploding and a message that simply said, “Get ready.” I wasn’t as sad as I’d been in recent months when the alert came through, though. I feel like this could be the end of my slow fertility season, and I feel moved to start prepping for a new baby soon.

Ayva and I went to the library yesterday and I ordered a couple of books on fertility and diet. I ended up checking out a a book called, “Making Babies”, and another called, “One Good Egg”. There was another book I wanted to get that was all about eating for fertility, but it wasn’t available at our branch. I was going to just let it go, but the librarian insisted that I order it. She said it would be available for pick up in a few days. I’ll take that as a sign.

This morning I was also asked to be on a podcast and share my birth story. What are the odds of that happening today? I’ll take that as another sign. My family is going to be growing soon. Really soon. I can’t wait.

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