Thursday, April 24, 2008

3 Weeks



Braydon took this photo this morning at about 8:00 a.m. You can see that Owen is still in his pj's, looking for worms. ;-0 Three weeks from today is my due date. Over the past few days we've made a lot of progress in preparing for Baby Sister's arrival. We've got a car seat! We've got some diapers! And the room is starting to really shape up. My mom washed all of the baby clothes, bedding, burp clothes, blankets, etc. when she was here. And she ironed the hundred-or-so dresses that are now just waiting to be worn (hundred might be a slight exaggeration, but it is not an exaggeration to say that she could wear a pretty little dress every single day for her first month and never wear the same thing twice... thanks to everyone who gave us each and every one of those sweet little summer dresses!). There is still a lot to do, but I feel like if she was born tomorrow we'd be absolutely fine, at least as far as the nest goes-- this is a big big relief to me. Work is insane right now with the end of the semester, trying to wrap up some big projects, and all. Not to mention the dynamic duo of my little twintastics (who are also starting to get ansty about wanting "their baby" to "come out" already!!!). It is taking a lot out of me to try to keep up the pace when I'm this preggo. I'm starting to run out of steam, but I'm still chugging along. The baby has officially 'dropped' (I think it happened on Sunday; I noticed a big change in how I look/feel during the day that day). The doctor confirmed her 'descent' at my appointment Monday and after examining me was sure to note that he's "pretty sure that she'll be fit through" --- !!!?!! --- pretty sure?!!? He smiled confidently and reassuringly when he said it, so I'm taking that as a positive. ;0 Anyhoo~~ 3 weeks and counting. I'm hoping to get through the boys' birthday and then I'll be happy to have her come anytime. I'm getting anxious about labor/delivery, but also getting very excited to see what our new little one will look like!

5 comments:

Tim & Sarah said...

I try not to post to often, but this time I cannot resist. That is a very cute picture, you look as if you are "Holding up your stomache"..... Very fitting, if she has indeed dropped! Looking forward to the big arrival announcement!

Malia'sMama said...

Whooo hooo! Counting down. Good luck, Heather!

Bek said...

It is SO soon. I can't believe it (and cannot wait, I am with K and O). You are going to have lots of birthdays this time of year... but that is fun.

I also have a kajillion dresses for my girls.. the good news is that even though they won't get worn for very long, they make great doll/stuffed animal clothes. Just an FYI.

You look adorable. Seriously, the cutest pregnant woman ever. You actually look really tiny to me (I am sure you don't feel tiny) but I wouldn't guess you are so close.

As for labor, don't sweat it. Sure, it is labor, but it isn't as bad as I though it would be, either time..then again, I had drugs....

Ani said...

what an exciting time for you all! and really, worm hunting at 8am? your life is NEVER boring :)

Anonymous said...

i cannot believe it! you're almost there and we cannot wait to hug and kiss that little girl... :)

lori