Friday, April 23, 2010

A Final Post Before the Big Day - Maximum Capacity

So..... the gestation continues.  I thought I would check in with everyone once more before the big day.  We have an induction scheduled on Tuesday and have a busy weekend of sleeping as much as humanly possible, going to movies, and eating warm meals outside of the confines of our home planned so its possible that I won't get a chance to check in with you again until after we're officially *gulp* parents.

Let me tell you, the sheer anticipation of the past two weeks from the moment the doctor announced "You're technically considered full term, you can have that baby any time now!" has been.... man, I don't even know if there are words.... torture doesn't cover it.  I distinctly remember a few days ago being plopped in a heap on the couch, staring at the wall, brooding silently, trying to communicate via telepathy with this child to convince her to be born (without sounding like Mommy Dearest).  I looked up and realized that Hunter was staring at me as though I were some sort of agitated fatally venomous snake (you know, one of those snakes that has swallowed a moderate sized mammal and has a massive bulge 8 times the size of its head half way down the length of his body).  So I took this moment to try to explain to him what I was feeling....

"Imagine if.... you knew you had to take your board exams.... and you had been studying for the better part of the year.....  and they were going to come and get you to take the test on any day at any moment but you didn't know when.  So you just keep studying, because you want to be prepared, but at the same time, you know you need to relax, but at the same time, you know its going to be perfect hell and you want to get it over with so that you can move of with your life and enjoy what comes next, so you just end up being pissed off and crazy..... Only its worse than that."

I personally thought that was a truly brilliant analogy, but I'm pretty sure he glazed over half way through and didn't hear the whole thing.  He does that a lot these days..... I can't say I blame him.

So yeah, we've really just been doing a lot of sitting around and waiting, trying to distract ourselves from the fact that we're waiting.  I've been trying out all of the old wives tales and have been through two boxes of Raspberry Leaf Tea and an entire bottle of Primrose Oil.  I've walked waddled an average of 2-3 miles a day... I'm not going to lie, on Sunday I even jumped up and down for a few minutes.  According to my dr. all systems are a go, the only hold up is the baby.  Imagine, Hunter and Julie would have a stubborn child who is determined to do things in her own right, in her own time, on her own terms.   Wow, when you put it like that... I guess I can wait a few more days and sit back and be proud that our daughter is already well schooled on digging her heels in.

I will leave you with a few pics and thank you for all of your excitement, enthusiasm, and well wishes.  We will be in touch with as many people as we can between the 27th (induction) and 28th (b-day!).... (unless, of course, she decides to make her debut over the weekend.... but I'm over holding my breath... no really... I am.  Seriously.)  So much love to each and everyone of you!

Below are some pics of the nursery, me at maximum capacity and the cat (Sidha) trying to help me by attempting to hatch this baby.


Laura said...

The nursery is SO adorable! Best best wishes over the next few days. I can't wait to meet her!!! xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

Personally, it's very difficult to perceive the emotional revolution you've been through and have yet to go through. I know that everything is going to change in one moment... everything that came before won't matter. Just know that I know IN DETAIL (yes I've seen it happen) what you're going through, and I'm with you every step of the way... and I LOVE YOU!!!


kvlm said...

we just lit a candle in jude's room hopping that the mutual baby juju will somehow traverse its way the hundreds of miles over the distance and maybe push her into her descent before tuesday. :)

Dave Carroll said...

Just got the text that she's possibly making a debut to day. We're pleased to meet her whenever she chooses to greet the world. One journey nearly down. So many more to go.

Anonymous said...

I love the cat on your belly. The purrring must have been awesome for Emerson. My dog would lay next to my huge belly and my son would kick him thru my stomach. I would her a woof and a snarf. Animals love their baies, too. Glad Emerson has a people and a pet family as well. Tell Hunter to bring a baby blanket home fisrt so the dogs know she's arriving and are familiar with her smell. It takes away the anxiety for all. Very smooth transition. Trust me. xoxo- Jamie