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Getting ready for baby

By Jill Pertler

She is going to have a baby. The little pink bundle we carried home from the hospital but a blink ago is soon going to be a mother herself. My baby girl is having a baby girl.

It seems too good to be true  and scarier than heck, all at the same time. I’m the one who’s scared, not her. Well maybe she’s just a little bit scared.

But on top of that she’s excited and anticipatory and joyful and delighted and eager and jubilant and grateful and elated and literally breathless. She is counting days and Braxton Hicks contractions. She and her husband have assembled the crib, researched car seats and folded onesies. They have done all the things they can do to prepare. They are ready.


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