After seeing this thread on Weddingbee this morning (I love you all, seriously, you have no idea), I figured I should give you all an update, huh? 🙂
…though…um…there’s nothing to report – we’re still here, no baby girl yet.
The good news is that I’ve officially started maternity leave. Oh, that and my laundry is done. And my car is washed. And my nails are painted. And my house is clean. And my legs are shaved. And the freezer is stocked. And Scott’s hair is cut. And my dvr is full of shows waiting to be watched in between baby naps. And I don’t know what else to do with myself at this point because just short of whipping up a new summer wardrobe for myself, Scott, the baby and the dogs on the sewing machine, I’ve done everything I can to keep the lack-of-anything-labor-related-happening off of my mind.
I swear, this waiting game is like one giant mindfuck that I really didn’t anticipate. First, you find out you’re pregnant. Hooray! Next, you’re told the baby will be due on a date WAY down the road that you immediately burn into your memory. Then, for 10 months when anyone asks you when you’re due, the date just slides right off your tongue – “this summer on June 9th!” “June 9th, 6 weeks from today!” “yep, next Thursday, June 9th!” But guess what?
It’s June 13th.
I knew I preferred spontaneity over planning for good reason.
We were originally going to give baby girl an extra week to say goodbye to all her friends in there…you know… uterus, umbilical cord, my right lung…but wouldn’t ya know it, the darn hospital couldn’t take me this Thursday. And they were all booked up on Wednesday, too. I swear, listening to my doc on the phone with labor and delivery you would have thought she was trying to book a room at the Marriott… I’m just happy they were moving the date up instead of down.
So my friends, with no signs of labor in sight aside from being dilated 3cm for a week now, tomorrow – Tuesday, June 14th – is officially induction day. Labor-day. Baby-day. The-day-I-become-a-mommmy-day. We’ll be heading to the hospital early in the morning, they’ll start an IV at 7:30 am, then we wait……
she’s here! —>