38 Special... weeks 🙂
Why would we take a picture of the innocent baby bump with the hammerless, safety-less, 38 Special, you ask?? Well, I’ll let Ian tell you…
While on our tour of the hospital, somewhere in between her explanations of circumcision and using a nail file instead of bitting off our newborn’s tiny fingernails, the kind, old nurse informed us that there were a few additional things to consider. Without disturbing the informative pace and tone of the tour, she told us that the bassinet for our newborn will be placed in the small area between the hospital bed and the window, as far from the door as possible. Hmmm, this begged the question, “Why is that, you kind, old knowledgable woman?”
IT IS TO PREVENT THE THEFT OF YOUR CHILD! AND YOU CAN FORGET ABOUT THOSE CUTE “IT’S A BOY” BALLOONS TOO. OH YEA, AND CUT DOWN THE SHRUBS IN FRONT OF YOUR HOME AS TO ELIMINATE SUITABLE HIDING PLACES FOR WOULD BE KIDNAPPERS.. DUN DUN DUN!
Needless to say, Andrea’s face drained of its usual color and she looked back at me with eyes as big as saucers. She looked at me as if to say “Dizzle…. thats not really true right???? That old lady is just gearing up for All Hollows Eve, right???” The other “soon to be’s” on the tour laughed at her reaction. Even though this could truly be a reality of our time, I would not want to see the result of separating mamma Dre from her man cub. I’ve seen what happens when people cross the line. I can only tell you that she blacks out.
On this beautiful fall day, we decided to get a few pictures of Grae on his “first” Georgia/Florida Game Day. 🙂 Our due date is getting closer every day. It is fun to think that next fall, days like this will be spent with our beautiful new son!
Only 14 days until our baby boy’s due date! I cannot believe how fast this is going (I know I just keep saying that, but JEEZ, it seems like just yesterday I found out we were pregnant!)
The big thing that happened at our appointment today- “INDUCTION” was pretty much the main idea. Apparently, next Friday (at our 39 week appointment), the midwife will check my cervix again, and if it is “favorable” for labor- which means 3 cm dilated, and more than 50% effaced, she will want to induce me on the following Monday, November 7! This is a little (ok, a lot) terrifying, because when I was checked two weeks ago I was already 1.5 cm dilated and 50% effaced!! If, however, my cervix is not favorable, the induction will be scheduled for the following Monday- November 14!
I truly hadn’t even let the word “INDUCE” into my brain up until today. It really caught me off guard, because all we have heard from the very same midwife throughout our entire pregnancy is that they do not believe in inducing women under 41 weeks. I have no idea why the tune changed.
I don’t even know how I feel about the idea of being induced. She said about 35% of women with first time babies need to be induced. She said that by inducing women, it increases the chance of an emergency C-section from 20-25% to 30-35%. Technically, the whole idea of giving birth makes me a little woozy at this point in time. Hopefully, when Grae is ready to come out, I am able to remain somewhat calm and clearheaded. Even as she was discussing the possibility of inducing me, I started feeling faint and sweaty…WTH am I going to do when its time for this little man to actually come out!?!?!
On a happier note, I hadn’t gained any weight since my last appointment and my blood pressure is perfect. Baby is also still head-down, and there is a very little chance of him flipping back around at this point (he’s getting too big).
We’ll keep ya posted! 🙂