Thursday, April 30, 2009

Baby update...

I've been getting lots of emails and questions about how we're doing.... so, here goes.....

I am 38 weeks.... 12 days to go!! Woo hoo! I'm feeling really good (with the occasional heartburn/reflux and some/lots of non-painful Braxton Hix) for the most part. Of course I tend to slow down a lot in the afternoons and evenings. But, with 2 four-yr-olds, it's hard to take it easy. I've had a tiny bit of swelling, but nothing to write home about. He's definitely "dropped".... ask my bladder, it'll agree. He's still really active.... and that's a good thing. I don't know if this is "blog appropriate" but I'll share anyway since everyone's been asking..... I'm having a vbac.... if you don't want to know, don't go look it up :) My doctor is one of few in town who does them. She delivered C and P (C-section) and is confident and excited about it. She said that she sewed me up really good :) I told her that I was a nervous about the risks and her response was "being pregnant's a risk." So, there you go.

I am all ready for the little guy to get here.... got everything situated, decorated, organized, folded and washed, etc. The only thing that's not ready is the pack-n-play in my bedroom.... still packed up, but I'm afraid that if I put it up, Daniel will turn green and pass out. I told him that my bag was packed and where it was..... I saw him catch his breath and his eyes go big. Yes, honey, we're having a baby in less that 2 weeks (hopefully).... haven't you had 9 months to get use to that idea?

So, listen to this.... Daniel's going out-of-town for work on Monday for a week (he'll be about 3 hrs away). He should get back just a few days before my due date. I really don't think anything's going to happen before he gets back (this guy is nice and cozy.... I'm only at a "2" and about 50% -- for those of you who know what I'm talking about :) But, it is a little scary to think he'll be that far away if something should happen. I know Daniel... he'll be here in less than 3 hrs if he needs to be. I have lots of people "on call" though.

Patti and Cal are anxious for their little brother to get here too. Cal just wants someone to play with (he's in for a rude awakening huh?) and Patti can't wait to rock him, sing to him, and read stories to him. I can't wait to see them with him.

So, that's our update. I'll keep you posted if anything should happen!


Me said...

New babies are so much fun! Eagerly awaiting pictures of the new bundle after his arrival.

Stephanie said...

Wow! 12 days! Can't wait to meet this little man of yours.

Mihills Family Blog said...

I've been keeping up with you through your blog and Jennifer. We'll be anxious to hear news of #11!!

And you know...when Daniel leaves is exactly when you'll go into labor, but here's hoping that the little one waits on his daddy!

Love to your family,


Jennifer said...

woohoo! I'm so ready for little baby Livingston to get here! Poor little guy is going to be smothered with kisses from his Gigi!! :o)
Love you!

Anonymous said...

Just around the corner Jen...I can't wait to see pics of your newest addition.

Love ya...Natalie

I am so glad the crocs fit the kiddos...I was so worried about them not fitting...glad to hear they liked them.

Leigh T said...

Jenny, thanks for the update. I have been thinking about you! Yeah for the VBAC - you are going to do an awesome job! Love you!