I cannot believe tomorrow night at 8:00pm, less than 24 hours from now, I will be in our birthing suite being induced! I have so many mixed feelings- I am nervous, anxious, scared, and beyond excited! I can’t stop thinking about our baby boy and how our life will never again be the same.
My baby bump hasn’t ever really been huge- even 4 days before my due date I had to convince another momma that I was not 4 months pregnant like she was, but instead that I was full term… UNTIL TODAY!! My STOMACH LOOKS LIKE IT IS GOING TO POP!! I don’t know how it happened, but overnight, I swear Little Grae gained two pounds (Good lord, lets hope not!).
Ian and I spent the day doing our last minute “chores” and just enjoying our last Sunday without a baby. We slept in, making this the first time in weeks, possibly months, that I slept for 8+ hours. Let me tell you, it was AMAZING. We then did a little yard work, raked leaves, finished cleaning our house and made tons of meals that we are going to stick in the freezer so we wont have to worry about cooking for a while. It feels great to actually have accomplished everything I had on my never ending “To-Do Before Baby” list. We even bathed our pups!
After a full day of chores, we decided that we would go to Scalini’s- the well known Atlanta restaurant famous for their eggplant parm that is supposed to put women into labor within 48 hours of eating it. The eggplant was FANTASTIC, and the waiter told us stories about how women go into labor WHILE eating the meal AT THE RESTAURANT! Ahh! The restaurant has a fun little deal that if you go into labor within those 48 hours, you win a $25 gift certificate, a little baby outfit, and the baby’s picture on the wall full of other “Eggplant Babies.” Little do they know I’m going to be cheating a bit since I will be getting induced tomorrow, but I’m still hopeful that he will come on his own tonight. :)
We finished the night with an ice cream outing for dessert. I’d say it was a pretty darn good Sunday. Now, bring on the baby! :)