09 March 2010

The Latest

The latest from yesterday's doctor's appointment is that I will NOT be going to see 40 weeks as a pregnant woman. Basically, the "plan" from last week's doctor received a different perspective from this week's doctor. (I love seeing different doctors, but could they all be on the same page???) Yesterday's doctor told me that I could pick a day any day from now until the 23rd. WHAT?!?!?!?! Did Mother Nature let every mother pick her child's birthday???? I think not. This is so bizarre to me especially since nothing is particularly wrong or that Monster nor I are in distress.

I left the doctor's office with an appointment for next week and some serious pondering to do. Jason was a bit surprised to hear that we can choose Monster's birthday and then got down to business putting in the bases for the car seat in each of our cars. We went from thinking we had about 2 1/2 weeks to go to having maybe a week to a week and a half. YIKES!

We are physically prepared for Monster's arrival...furniture is all in place, clothes are washed and put away, hospital bags for me and Monster are packed and ready to go and the house is getting cleaned a bit each day as my tiredness allows. I think that mentally we are in shock that being parents is in the quite near future! We'll get there...

4 comments:

clara-runner said...

Wow! Are they thinking of inducing you then? That's a lot of pressure picking out a date!

You'll do great when Monster arrives! My only bit of advice is to do a bit of reading on sleep. I especially like Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child.

srapalmateer said...

Tell me about the pressure...plus I'm a bit anxious about WHICH doctor from the practice delivers me. I'd like it to be one that I have seen more than once and of those one that I feel comfortable with. This narrows down which day(s) to choose. What a nice sentiment to share with Monster when he's older..."Honey, this is why your birthday is on --th." I can hear the conversation now...

Yvonne said...

Holy cow! This is what I get for being out of touch in the Land of Blogs.

Congratulations! I know you'll do well. And I'm kinda baffled about picking out a birth date for Monster! (Which, BTW, is the most awesome blog name for the baby. Ever.)

Ann, Russell, and Collin said...

Oh WOW! Don't stress over the date too much as what may happen is that you pick a date and Monster and Mother Nature will decide on their own when he will make his debut!

I so hope that you are NOT induced as I heard from some that it was really painful.

All our best & love :)