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Monday, October 30, 2006
Well, I have another appointment this afternoon and we are hoping that our little pumpkin decides to come today! We are so anxious to meet her and bring her home and see what a good big sister Leecy T is. We will keep you all posted on what the day brings! Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers and keep wishing this little girl out!
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
So I had another doctor's appointment this morning and ended up leaving the clinic a little frustrated. The good news is I am dilated 2 cm and the baby is positioned well, but she hasn't "engaged" yet which, if she doesn't, could lead to another c-section, which as you all know I don't want to do unless absolutely necessary. Don't get me wrong, I don't want anything to interfere with the baby's health, so if c-section is the only way to do that, then it will be done, no questions asked. But the doctor did say that things can change quickly, so hopefully this little pumpkin will decide she is ready soon and we will be able to welcome her into our little family. I don't think she has any idea how loved she is. She has a big sister who tells her every day, "I love you sister!" into my belly and she has parents who feel so blessed to have another choice spirit join their family and I know she has so many aunts and uncles and grandparents who already love her so much! The miracle of life is truly amazing and we feel so grateful to be able to share it with all of you! Family is everthing!
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Well, another week gone by, and I am that much closer to my due date! I had another doctor's appointment today and am excited that this little baby's position is perfect and she is 6 1/2 pounds so far! She still moves around like crazy, despite the fact that there isn't much room left for her in there. I am constantly getting knee'd or elbowed, but I love it, because it reminds me of what I am so greatly anticipating! That moment when I look into her eyes for the first time and experience my heart's emotions overflowing. She will be joining a family who already loves her very much and can't wait to meet her! We can't wait!
So I went to the doctor yesterday and our little sweet pea is now about 6 pounds and head down, so that is a good sign! My doctor said that I am now to the point where when someone asks when I'm due, I can now respond "any time!" That's pretty exciting! Especially since this little girl is pretty far down now and is constantly against my bladder! This makes it truly difficult to go anywhere with a toddler, because if any of you have tried to use a public restroom with a toddler, well.....let's just say it isn't an easy task! That isn't the only reason I am excited to have this baby however!! I can't wait to look into her eyes and hold her for the first time! It is truly a miraculous moment that you can't really describe with words. If someone were to ask me my top ten most awesome moments, meeting my children for the first time is right up there with meeting my husband and getting married. Experiences I wouldn't trade for anything in the world!
Sometime before this month is over I will be a second time mommy. It is truly amazing all of the different emotions you feel. I am so thrilled and excited to welcome baby girl #2 into our family and I can't wait to meet her. I am nervous, because I don't want to have the same labor and delivery experience I had last time. I am happy because although I love being pregnant, I love holding my children even more, and that will occur in less than four weeks. There are far to many emotions to get into, so I guess it all boils down to this.....I love being a mommy and I wouldn't change it for anything in the world. There is no better job, no greater calling.