Thursday, April 19, 2007

Baby Panic!

Yesterday was the 18th of April. I realized this very last night, around 11:30pm. Some days I just never pay attention to the calendar.

A few minutes later I realized the full meaning of this date--there are only two months left until my due date, and possibly the baby, arrive!


(breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out......)

I put very little trust in the ole EDD (estimated due date). It is, after all, only an estimate. I fully expect this baby to arrive sometime during the end of June, not on the 18th.

Regardless, I am not ready for this baby to come. There is so much to do--finish the Big O's room, set up crib, find newborn clothes (which are in a box in the garage somewhere), buy diapers, tour hospital, write birth plan, etc, etc, etc.




Blogger FoxyJ said...

Pray your baby doesn't get any weird ideas like Little Dude and decide to show up in the wrong month. Yeah.

I thought it was funny how with the first baby we had everything ready and set up two months in advance. With Little Dude I think it was only divine inspiration that got me to prepare freezer meals and find a car seat the day before he showed up. So listen to your promptings :)

(Not to increase your panic any, sorry. Everything will be fine even if you're not totally prepared. Master Fob forgot to bring a blanket, a hat, and socks to the hospital and they still let us take our baby home with us.)

Thursday, April 19, 2007 9:21:00 PM  
Blogger Lady Steed said...

Thank Foxy for the advice. I'll heed the panic/promptings and get my butt in gear.

Friday, April 20, 2007 9:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Leata said...

Are you going to have a shower? No pressure. I just want to know if I should get the ADORABLE OUTFITS now and just give/send them to you, or if I should wait to get the ADORABLE OUTFITS for an occaision.

Sunday, April 22, 2007 8:10:00 AM  
Blogger Silly Marie said...

write birth plan? what would that entail? is it something like this?

*Have the baby by a reasonable date
*Try not to have an emergency c-section
*Scream at the pain if needed
*push, push, push
*do some sort of self hypnosis
*push, push, push
*there's the head
*it's a girl
*birth the placenta

Sunday, April 22, 2007 4:10:00 PM  
Blogger Lady Steed said...

leata: I still have yet to decide on the shower should just buy the adorable outfits now, if they are gender neutral. Or you can wait and find out what I end up with, which could be more fun. Whether or not I have a shower, you can at least give them to the baby on the occasion of your meeting it, which of course will be a very happy experience.

Silly: It is generally recommended that you have a birth plan,unless you want the nurses and doctors to just take over everything without ever consulting you. (Guess you haven't skipped ahead to that part of the big ol book yet) In the plan you might let them know whether or not you will want them to come in and offer you pain meds every fifteen minutes, if it's ok for them to use forceps,if you want them to hold off on all the stuff they do to baby immediately after birth but which do not have to happen just then, if you are ok with an episiotomy or not, if you want your husband to cut the cord etc. etc. We wrote one with the Big O and it gave us the feeling that we had some sort of say in what would happen during the birth. Here's a link to a VERY simple sample of a birth plan on my midwife's website

Monday, April 23, 2007 1:08:00 AM  
Blogger Silly Marie said...

Meh. I mostly just skimmed and knew I couldn't trust my pregnancy to a book that I found virtually unreasonable in many aspects. Thanks for the explanation. I've got a lot to learn!

Monday, April 23, 2007 7:08:00 PM  

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