This is a picture of one of my best friends in the entire world, who is 31 weeks pregnant this week. Isn’t she beautiful?? She and her husband have planned a homebirth with a local (Kentucky) midwife, and she’s due the second week of April, which also coincides with my spring break. If I’m lucky, I’ll get to meet her brand new baby over spring break. If I’m really lucky, I’ll get to be there during her birth, and watch and help and love one of the strongest women I know go through one of the most amazing transitions of her life.
Pictures like this are so rejuvenating. I can’t even begin to tell you…in the midst of all of this hard work and the exhaustive amounts of information we’re learning, and the overwhelming stress and late night cramming sessions, it’s such a comfort to be able to look up from the textbook every now and then and see a belly like this and remember why it is that we’re doing this in the first place.