Thursday, August 28, 2008
I went to the doctor today, and while I am 3 cm dilated, nothing else has really changed. I have not had a single contraction, and it seems like this little boy just really digs his current living arrangement. I've tried to explain to him that it really isn't so bad out here. He has a much bigger room that is very nicely decorated. He has cool parents that are so eager to meet him. He has a vast selection of awesome relatives and friends to get to know. He has a really cute dog. Yet he remains unmoved... literally. The good news about my progress is that if I do not go into labor before September 3 (and, God willing, I move up from the induction waiting list to the ACTUAL list), at least I've started dilating, which should make for easier inducing.
Patience is not one of my stronger virtues, but I am doing my best to stay calm. I taught the first two days of school, and though I was very tired yesterday, I am so glad I did. I got to meet my students, and they're terrific. I know going back to work is going to be really difficult when the time comes, but at least I'll know that I've got good kids waiting in the wings. I'm taking friends' advice and resting as much as I can.... as much as you possibly can anyway when you have a gigantic belly for which you can no longer find a comfortable position. I'm trying to think of things I can do to keep from getting cabin fever without over-exerting myself. The front runner is scrapbooking since I don't even have the first trimester page of the baby book done. We'll see...
Anyway, thanks for your continued support and prayer. Keep sending those good vibes our way!
Friday, August 22, 2008
More updates to come! : )
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Well, Jeremy just announced that he's going to take the bear out of the carseat (see previous post) and that he's going to get some beer. Selfish bastard. Oh wait, nevermind. He said he'd get me something, too. If you need me, I'll be over here self-medicating with a Milky Way bar. : )
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Glider and quilt (and we're particularly proud of the corner shelves and animals):And the changing table and adorable print from my Aunts Mary and Jan:
I know we'll be making additions, but we wanted to go ahead and share. I have to give Jeremy major kudos - he has been absolutely wonderful, cheerfully hanging things and assembling all kinds of baby gear. Our cars each have car seat bases installed, and Jeremy even practiced getting the car seat loaded. I'm sure our son will be just as compliant:Just two more pictures because I have to actually get up before 10:00 a.m. tomorrow. Stupid work...
Okay, I'm getting carried away. A few things before I return to steaming curtains (a surprisingly difficult task) and decorating... If you're going to post a comment, please know that I've set this up so that I approve comments before they are posted. If you comment and don't see it right away, don't panic. It will show up a.s.a.p., unless you're wildly inappropriate or something. Not that any of you would ever push the envelope. ; )
More importantly, I went to the doctor this Thursday, and, without going into too great of detail, everything is progressing as it should. (Seriously, my doctor seemed giddy.) While she offered no predictions on when I'll deliver, she disclosed that she (very mercifully) doesn't let her patients go much past their due dates. Hooray!
More soon... hoping to have the nursery photo-ready today!