Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Countdown begins!

Looks like the baby should make an appearance sometime on Wednesday. I check into the hospital tonight at 8:30 p.m. and begin the inducing process. The drip to spur contractions will start Wednesday morning. I'm assuming the pain killers and antibiotics will start then, too.

We're so excited to finally know she's on her way! We were starting to think the pregnancy was a fake :)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

3 Days Past Due Date

I don't know what she's doing in there, maybe trying to go for record-breaking weight?

Jeffrey and I are going to go stay the afternoon and night up the road at a local hotel so we can go swimming and just generally relax. My mom is visiting, and she said she'd stay here and take care of the dogs.

I'm huge -- not everywhere -- which isn't really that great. Maybe it would be more normal looking if I'd gained weight in places other than my belly? My maternity clothes don't fit over the bump.


Any day now, right?! Right.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Since October 7th...

On October 7th, 2010, I took a little test. Then I took two more. Then I called Jeffrey. Our future now included the tick box "parents."

Fortunately on October 8th, 2010, Jeffrey got the results of his own little test and his future now ALSO included the tick box "licensed attorney." Whew.

Today marks the 40th week on this baby baking. I'm officially on maternity leave from work, my mom and I have sewn just about every project under the sun, and Jeffrey keeps asking me, "any action yet?" while poking at my belly. He also keeps mentioning how enormous my belly is -- which would be offensive, I suppose, but since my belly IS enormous it's hard to feel particularly bad about it.

Also, while my mom and I have been running errands and recreational shopping (mostly the window, not the buying kind) it's been fun watching people's facial expressions when they ask me when I'm due and I get to say things like, "tomorrow."

I had a checkup yesterday and everything is fine. Baby's heartbeat is strong and even, my weight gain is still "perfect," and the baby is locked and loaded correctly.

And now we wait. Patiently. Sort of ...


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Asbestos -- More sinister than we thought

Well, the townhouse rental has fallen through. Drat.

Here's the story:

The lady who was going to rent us the townhouse was doing so because she and her elementary school-aged daughter were moving into their new home.

This morning, our wouldhavebeen landlady called with a sad tone to her voice, her house deal fell apart. The seller wouldn't allow the asbestos inspector in -- because, most likely, the house has asbestos. Then she broke the contract. Apparently now she's not taking phone calls.

So sad for us. But we'll find something else -- possibly even in the same community. But more sad for our very nice wouldhavebeen landlady and her daughter who had waited and hoped for this house.

Drat on all of it. Stupid asbestos.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

No More Than Two More Weeks

At my weekly checkup today everything was declared "perfect!" and also declared "not coming any day soon!"

So we are now at 39 weeks. One more week to due date. The belly has gone from feeling like one of those bears-in-the-balloon you win at the fair to "baby stuck in dry cleaner bag."

There's just no more room at the inn.

The doc said Ada only gets up to two more weeks and then she's not allowed to stay in there any longer. You naturalists out there probably think that's rushing it. But I've gained 32 pounds and it's only on my front and I'm getting a little uncomfortable lugging this kid around on my insides. I'm ready for her to try her ErgoBaby carrier on the OUTSIDE.

In other news, we found a place to rent in Prescott.
Boulder Park Townhome. Gated. Corner unit. Dogs allowed. About two blocks from Jeffrey's office. Going to be 100-degrees in Phoenix today. 74 in Prescott. Prescott for the WIN!

My mom and I have been putting appliques on onesies. So far? This is my best applique. The horse body actually wraps around to the back!
Print silhouette on freezer paper, iron to desired fabric square, iron to iron-on lightweight fusing square, cut out image, iron on to onesie. Bask in glory of how awesome it turned out. Consider adding embroidery thread mane. Reject idea because it's just so perfect as it is.