Sunday, March 7, 2010

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1....

Time is running short for this bout of baby creation. The doc is back in town (she took a couple weeks "off" to do humanitarian surgeries in Africa), so at 39 weeks tomorrow, anytime baby decides he/she is ready, I'm more than ready to oblige.

Loving the little kicks and love taps (and yes, even the future soccer/football player ones) while I can. That's something I always miss - having a little friend rolling around inside, giving me secret hellos everywhere I go. All the aches, pains, and fatigue are worth it in the end.

Can't wait to be done with maternity clothes, though. Still repairing, though I decided some are beyond that and are already retired. Jamie suggested using the pants for a jean quilt sometime. I think that will be a worthy tribute. About anytime I'm home anymore I'm in pajama pants, both for comfort and to slow wear and tear on the jeans.

Looking forward to being able to think clearly and in complete thoughts again one of these days. Really looking forward to sleeping on my tummy again. Every time I see Jamie reading that way I send him a glare even if he doesn't see it. So rude.

He does redeem himself, though. I'm so grateful for my wonderful husband. He takes care of things when I need to love the couch for a while, taking over dinner, making sure dishes are done, and letting the other littles watch videos next to him while he's trying to work. He hasn't even made any wisecracks about my size for a while. I'm excited to be sharing the special time at the hospital with him for the sixth time. I love that those are memories only he and I share. (Along with the doctor and however many nurses, med students, etc. that happen to show up.)

Our favorite labor and delivery flick, "Pure Luck," even finally came out on DVD, just in time! I hadn't seen it before, but when I was in labor with Adam either the hospital had it or Jamie went and rented it. After that it became a tradition when we could find it.

My body is having fun practicing for all the excitement. I keep telling it it's fine to go into labor on its own, sending lots of happy labor inducing vibes. It hasn't worked for any of the other kids, so I'm not holding out too much hope.

One final thought - I need to write things down more. I don't have a lot written about the different deliveries, but it's definitely a topic that comes up quite often when a bunch of women get together. As soon as it starts I need to pull out pencil and paper, because all of their memories get mine going, and pretty soon I would have quite a bit written down. I thought of that all on my own just last night - preggo brain and all.

Come on baby! We're ready to get to know you!


  1. Oh I'm excited for you! 2 of 'my' 4(friends or family) March babies have arrived. I can't wait to hear your good news. You will let me do a practice photo shoot? Pretty please. :)

  2. Sure Kat! What's one more person in the delivery room! ;-) Oh, wait, did you mean after we came home?

  3. Doesn't it take like a year to get your brains functioning again? It did after #5 for me! Good luck!! Do you go natural or pain medicated?


  4. Kat - twist twist... okay, I GUESS.

    Cindi - epidurals are a beautiful thing. :) As long as they are given by a guy with a bunch of earrings bragging that they cheated their way through medical school. That was with Carolyn, and it didn't work.

  5. not going to be there in the delivery room Jamie! LOL! You are so sweet Marni. :) Hey by the time I do yours I'll be all practiced. Oh wait, um, please don't expect anything fantastic. ;)

  6. Hey we need to 'meet' your little one here on the blog and I need to schedule a good photoshoot time. The best age is between 5-10 days old.

  7. Hey we need to 'meet' your little one here on the blog and I need to schedule a good photoshoot time. The best age is between 5-10 days old.