Yesterday, I stayed home sick, but didn’t get much rest, because I had two doctor’s appointments downtown. My OB examined me with still no progress to note. BUT, she was happy to hear that I have been having contractions, which means we are heading in the right direction. And, after discussion of dates, and availability, she “tentatively” mentioned Wednesday, October 8 as the “probably” date we would induce Baby Michael, if I haven’t gone into labor before then. I think Wednesday’s are her scheduled days at her office near the hospital, and I’ll be 38 weeks, and 6 days. My last ultrasound is scheduled for October 3, so much of the plan still hinges on that ultrasound and how big Baby M is getting. So two weeks from today will be his/her birthday, if not sooner!!
Consequently, this is our nephew Arnold’s birthday, and he was really hoping that this baby was going to come a week early for this birthday! I told Conrad to call him and tell him that we worked it out as a birthday present for him! Also, Arnold is expecting a little brother/sister in December!
The little smiley boy is Arnold with his cousin Treza.
On other fronts, I feel as if I’ve been run over by a truck. Besides being very pregnant, this cold is wearing me down. Just working 40 hours a week and coming home to spend some time with Isabelle and Conrad is just about more than I can do right now. Needless to say, I can’t wait to have this baby. When I gave birth to Isabelle, I felt like I could run a marathon the next day, I felt THAT MUCH better. I imagine this birth process will feel similarly!
Besides all of the physical preparations, which aren’t much honestly, we have been mentally and spiritually preparing for Baby #2. Maternity leave is restful for a full time working Mom, so we are both looking forward to a little change in schedule. Of course, we can’t wait to find out the gender of this baby and see his/her little face. But we have also begun praying for a healthy birth process and a smooth delivery. Pray with us, over the next couple of weeks, if you think about it!