Thursday, December 02, 2010

Countdown is on

I am 35 weeks today and in 3 weeks at this time I will have my baby in my arms. Isn't that wild? Thanks to the planned c-section I know she'll be here and even if the operation is pushed back a little, I'm sure by now she'll be out in the world. The c-section is supposed to be at 10am barring unforeseen circumstances. Wow! I have a pre-admin appointment on Monday to meet with the anaesthesiologist to go over the procedure. I have scoliosis in my spine and we want to make sure that I'll be able to have a spinal. H will be coming along with me to make sure my questions all get answered as well as to remember the stuff I'm likely to forget or overlook.

Frankly, I'm nervous about the surgery and also about the recovery. I'm nervous about breastfeeding and whether we'll be able to do it or not. I'm nervous about a whole lot of things, but in another way I am so ready to be a Mom. I mean, this is what it's all about, right? This is what all the struggle and tears and failed tests and disappointments and set backs were about...getting to this point. I can't wait to be a Mom and I really can't wait to see H be a Daddy. I'm sure I'll cry the first time I see him holding Little G.

Despite expecting our new arrival, life marches on which means Christmas is just around the corner. We are doing our best to get all of our Christmas shopping and cards done early this year. I think we've got a pretty good handle on things. The weekend of the 12th we're going to get our Christams tree. Usually we cut one down, but this year we're just going to hit up a tree lot. I have started to put up a few decorations, but we have to wait for the house to be cleaned up first. You see, Little G's room used to be our storage space so we have boxes upon boxes of papers and stuff and knick knacks to go through. H is the one taking the lead on this and he's doing a great job! We're almost there. Once that's cleaned up I can decorate.


iamstacey said...

Wow, I can't believe G is almost here! It's just too exciting! :) It wore me out putting up the Cmas decorations this weekend. I don't know how you find the energy!

Geef said...

Just wanted to say hello and wish you the best of luck. I've followed your blog for several years without commenting. And I'm so happy for you.

I can relate to all of your struggles: I had a miscarriage before my first son and then struggled through four more miscarriages until I discovered that I was pregnant again -- just as I'd given up on having a second child. And now I have two happy, healthy boys, and life is good.

I'm so glad that you are experiencing all the joy (and yes, heartache sometimes) of carrying a little one inside of you. I'll be sending good vibes on 12/23. What a wonderful Christmas gift for you.

Spacey said...

Less than 2 weeks to go!!!! :)

Janice said...

what spacey said :) Yayyya!!