Wednesday, September 04, 2013

No Labor Day Weekend for Me.

Whump-wah.  No new baby at our house.  After my appointment last Monday, Pete and I were pretty certain we'd be holding Baby Sister by today.  Mostly because my midwife told us, "I don't think you'll make it to your appointment next week."  Health care providers of the world:  DON'T TELL THIS TO A PREGNANT WOMAN!! Especially not one with a whirling dervish of a toddler who is exhausting both mommy and daddy on a daily basis. 

No baby news aside, we did have a nice holiday weekend.  We had lunch with friends on Saturday, went to the pool briefly between thunder storms (apologies to anyone at the Signature Club who had to see me in my maternity suit), and have managed to eat dinner at home for three nights in a row.  Sunday there was a jazz concert on the lawn of Ashland, Monday morning we had a great breakfast at Alfalfa's, and Monday evening we were back at the pool.

Saturday at the pool.

Sunday morning CinnaMonkey from North Lime Coffee & Donuts
Labor Day fun at the pool with Daddy
I went back to Jen Wheeler's pregnancy blogs to get the following questions, since I haven't done a ton of pregnancy blogs this time around. 

Original Due Date 8/31/13
How far along: 39 1/2 weeks

Best moment this week: When Ellie asked me to sing her a song last night, and then kept saying, "sing another song, Mommy" (not really baby-related, sorry).

What's new with baby:  She is LOW and ready to GO!  About the size of a small watermelon.  My midwife still says labor is imminent, so we just have to wait and see.

Mom is feeling:  Frustrated.  Bored.  I'm on maternity leave now so when Ellie's at school I have to come up with ways to stay occupied.  I've been knitting baby hats (have now finished two and am about to start a third - haven't liked the first two).

Weight gain:  22lbs, though down to 20lbs this morning (same thing happened with Ellie, I gained 22 lbs, then lost a pound or two right before her birth).

Wardrobe:  Mostly sundresses and skirts.  Baby sister is so low that my maternity pants feel tight across my belly.

Cravings:  Sour Patch Kids, which is funny because when I was pregnant with Ellie in the first trimester I was all about sour candies, but not at all with this baby.  Now at the end, I want them all the time.  I still drink cold ice water all the time, too.

Missing:  Being able to easily chase Ellie, or carry her up the stairs without groaning, sitting with my legs tucked up under me (I'm able to sit this way still, but my PT has advised me to keep my pelvis symmetrical at all times, so I'm not supposed to cross my legs or tuck one under when I sit so as not to aggravate my Sciatica.)

Scared about:  Leaving Baby Girl.  How long we'll have to stay at the hospital.  Pete being out of town when labor begins.  Being a family of four.

Excited about:  Meeting Baby Sister.  Introducing her to Ellie.  Being a family of four.

1 comment:

Pocket said...

Aahhhh!!! A family of FOUR! I can't wait! You look amazing - good for you and your 22 pounds! I was told twice that I wouldn't see my next appointment and it was nerve wracking, to say the least. Hang in there. Baby sister can't stay inside forever! I can't wait to meet her :) Aren't you dying to just lay eyes on her sweet face and see what she looks like? I remember feeling that way with Margot. I just wanted to see that FACE! Ellie will be such a great big sister. She has a lot of wisdom to share at her young age, doesn't she? She'll be teaching that baby to climb in no time! Good luck. Deep breaths. Mama Zen to you.