Monday, April 24, 2006

Random thoughts while still waiting

So I think the baby is teasing me. Not quite 2 weeks ago I started feeling tons of pressure in the pelvic region and my bones were aching. I took this as a good sign that things were progressing and that she was headed down into the birth canal. Now, not so much. The pressure and pain sort of come and go now and they are gone most of the time. I still feel her moving around periodically so I know she’s ok, but it’s almost as if she keeps changing her mind or something. Can babies do that – enter the birth canal and leave at will? Is there anything I can do to encourage her to STAY in the birth canal? My son didn’t do this so I have no point of reference here. I can tell you though that with the boy we went 4 days past the due date and I have a feeling we're in for a similar situation now.

On the weekends I have been nesting and trying to stay busy to keep from obsessing over how much I would like this little darlin’ to vacate my body. Apparently the husband has caught the nesting fever as well as he decided yesterday would be the perfect day to clean out the garage. Never mind the fact that I’ve been asking him for 3 weeks to help me vacuum and mop the entire house (I loathe vacuuming and mopping). Now there are 2 things that could happen: a) I get sick of hearing the boy freak out over finding dog hair on his socks and I go ahead and vacuum, or b) the husband vacuums while I’m at the hospital recovering from delivery. Stay tuned…

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Still waiting

I left the doctor’s office today and felt like crying because there has been little progress in effacement and dilation since a week ago. She tried to make me feel better by telling me that with 2nd babies, sometimes they don’t see any progress and then the mom just sort of “goes all at once.” So I don’t know if I should interpret that as it could be any time or what. I guess we will begin utilizing the advice we’ve been given the past few weeks. I’ve been told to walk, eat spicy food, eat pizza, take a ride over bumpy roads, have sex, take castor oil, and get a foot massage. I’m thinking at this moment I could really go for some pizza and a foot massage. And absolutely no way am I taking castor oil. Anyone want to guess which one would be at the top of hubby’s list?

Shower pics
Here’s a picture of all the wonderful gifts that were given:

My good friend KatyaR was there and she brought a SHITLOAD of goodies in a big ass bag, including this adorable little outfit that I love:

But what was my husband the most excited about? This:

I’m not kidding. He was ecstatic over the diapers and wipes. Good thing because he’s going to be using a lot of them.

But the funniest part of the shower was the cake:

Somebody needs to either learn to spell or get out of the cake decorating business. I'm just saying...

Monday, April 17, 2006


So what’s going on at our house lately? Lots of nesting and lots of waiting. Patiently. 16 days to go and as of last Thursday I was 20% effaced and dilated to 1cm, which means it could still be a while. Over the weekend there was some loss of mucus, lots of pressure on the pelvic bones, and I felt more energized than normal, which are all good signs, but we’ll see what the doctor says when I go back on Wednesday. If there has been no progress, the hubby says we’re going to go walk the mall 5 or 6 times. I told him he’d be lucky if I could walk it once. In the meantime, I’ll continue to wait. Patiently.

Have I been knitting to pass the time while I’m patiently waiting? No. For some reason I am just not motivated to knit wool socks when it’s in the 90’s outside. Even when I’m indoors in the cool A/C, it just seems wrong somehow. So there’s really no telling when I’ll get back to all the partial socks I have started. I have been scrapbooking some, but again I’m not making that much progress. And then there’s the cross stitch birth record that I started for baby girl. I made one for the boy so I feel obligated to make one for the girl. Other than that, I’ll continue to clean and try to get organized and oh yeah, be patient while I wait. I hope to have some news for you soon!

The folks at work had a really nice shower for me and I'll try to share some pics of that tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Parenting magazine poll

I was just catching up on some reading at lunch time and I read a poll in the March 2006 issue of Parenting magazine. They asked readers “Which celeb would you trust most to leave your child with on a playdate? The responses were 76% Jennifer Garner, 18% Katie Holmes, and 6% Britney Spears. It doesn’t say how many people responded, but I’m sort of floored by the fact that 6% of them actually picked Britney.