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!