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Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on February 4, 2009 by Whit.

I moved my weekly midwife appointment up to today.  I’ve been feeling queasy since Monday and needed some relief.  It’s definitely a new discovery to be nauseous (I can’t ever spell that word correctly!) and starving at the same time. 

Sitting in the waiting room, looking at the other patients/spouses as my stomach turned upside down and inside out, it was really tempting.  I thought, “You know, if I was having a repeat cesarean, I’d be having a baby tomorrow…”

If only it didn’t go against everything I believe- not that I think elective sections are wrong… it’s just wrong for ME right now. 

I almost had myself talked into it.  Then I heard that small, still voice inside that said, “Don’t rush him, Whitney, he’ll be here on his own time…” 

Although, it’s still tempting to clean house like a mad woman, chow down on eggplant parmesan, and take a dose of castor oil, I know that his delivery will go a lot smoother if he comes when HE’S ready.

Now I know that I am doing the right thing. 


Full Term

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on January 23, 2009 by Whit.

So today officially marks my 37th week of pregnancy.  It seems like this pregnancy has really flown by.  There are definite differences between this pregnancy and my last.  The first time around, I slept…. a lot! This time, I’ve had plenty to occupy my time taking care of kid, the first.  When I was pregnant with Jack, we had his nursery set up at 23 weeks and his bedding monogrammed with his first name.  Poor little “Dos” doesn’t even have a name yet.  I’m sure he’ll make it just fine without monogrammed bedding, but part of me is starting to freak out about all the stuff I have left to do.  Hopefully this weekend, we can make some headway on getting our life ready for the new little man- that would be the goal anyway.  Focusing on the positive- here is a list of things I HAVE done so far:

  • packed the hospital bag
  • had the birth plan approved by my midwife
  • started to get Jack’s newborn stuff ready for “Dos”

So I guess that’s all I really have done.  Oh well, maybe this weekend I’ll make some headway on it all.  Since this post really went nowhere…. here’s a picture of Jackarooni to knock your socks off… gotta love the fur lined Lightening McQueen hoodie!



30 Weeks

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on December 1, 2008 by Whit.