Thursday, January 19, 2006

Jack's Birthday. . .

Well, the big day is quickly approaching. I am scheduled to be induced this Monday the 23rd at 8:00 am---a week before his actual due date. My doctor decided to induce to make sure Jack is not as big as Hayley was---9 lbs. My prediction is that he will be somewhere in the 8 lb. range. It's hard to believe that this time next week I will know what he looks like and be able to hold him and hug him and kiss him! I will also be home from the hospital and working on the adjustment from one to two kiddos and from sleeping all night to not sleeping much at all. My mom is going to be here for the week at least. I'm so so so so so thankful that she is able to come and stay with us. She is the greatest. She'll play with Hayley and help with cooking and do all kinds of stuff around here without me ever having to say a word. Moms are the best.

I'm excited about getting this show on the road. I'm not even all that anxious about the birth itself this time around. I guess because I pretty much know what to expect and I know I can not only handle the pain, but live through it. : ) I am hoping that this time around my epidural will work a little higher up than my legs. With Hayley my legs were totally out, but I could feel all of my contractions. Whoops! My anesthesiologist's name was Dr. Needleman---kind of ironic. : )

The next time I write, hopefully I'll be holding little Jack OUTSIDE of my stomach and at least 20 pounds lighter! Ahhhh, to be able to roll over onto my stomach at night again and see all of my legs when I look down and no more heartburn as I'm drifting off to sleep. I can't wait!!!

2 comments:

mindy tyndall said...

I will be praying for you continually over the next few days...that God will bless you with a wonderful birth experience, that Hayley will love little Jack to pieces, that the epidural will work better this time, and that you and Tra will enjoy a sweet time as you welcome this new little angel into the world.
A verse to ponder..."Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from Him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth..." Psalm 127:3-4. Someone shared that with Matt & Christine as they awaited our Jack's arrival..it has remained one of my favorites!
Hugs...Mindy

jettybetty said...

Praying for you--that all will go well--edidural works better included!