I told Eric and my mother that I felt like it was about time, but then we went on with our day as usual. Eric and my mother kept checking in throughout the day, but nothing was going on. I enjoyed my last hours with Cordelia as the only child.
Then on the evening of the ninth of July it began. I knew this would be the last time I had/got to go through labor and delivery (FYI it is not a comfortable experience). I treasured those last moments with a hand on my belly, feeling her safely inside.
Through the night and into the next day it happened. It is hard to believe it has been almost four years since we welcomed Elise into our family. It is equally difficult to imagine a time without her. Today we are soaking up the last drops of age three, though she has her eyes on the prize. She is very excited to be a big four year old.