We have a tradition in our house. When a baby is born, mommy gets a piece or set of jewelry in his/her birthstone. We plan to give said jewelry to that child for some right of passage to still be determined....16th birthday, graduation from high school, college graduation, etc. Adeline has a lovely Amethyst necklace and earring set. Every time I wear it, I think about her coming into the world and how blessed I am to be entrusted with her care.
At my midwife apt on Tuesday, I was 4 cm dilated! AND the baby's head is even with my pelvis (station 0 for those who understand such things). I started getting excited for an April birth (DIAMONDS) instead of May, but seeing as it is May 1 and I am still pregnant, it looks like emeralds will be the stone for this little one.
It could be any day. Keep praying!