Thursday, September 25, 2008

Another Very Merry UnBirthday!

Baby Schu is Due! Today! But... she is just hanging out in the womb, chillin'. Kicking back and relaxing. Riding the amniotic fluid waves. Thinking she can vacation in my awesome womb for another week or so. Hey, when the getting is good....

Had my 40 week doctor appointment this morning. All is well. No cause for alarm. Had an ultrasound again to confirm this baby's position. She's got arms and legs all over the place! Wiggling and squirming and moving her butt from side to side. She's head down, but not perfectly lined up. Last night she was sideways, no question about it. She's not even dropped the slightest bit. Weird because she was at one point! But, she didn't like that, so she got up higher again. This baby does not like being in a headlock. She likes to rock and roll!

An eviction date has been set. My uterus is like a timeshare, and her time is up! I will check into the hospital the night before the eviction; on the morning of October 3rd they will do an external version if she is not in position, followed by an induction. If this induction fails, she will make her entrance into the world just as Julius Caesar did. Although I will have better drugs than his mommy did!

That's only another 8 days from now. Just enough time for her daddy to get better. He's the guy with a sinus infection. We don't want her first impression of her daddy to be "Eww, my dad is this guy with an endless supply green slimy snot, and he sounds horrible, and he's so pale!" Really, I'd rather be 40 weeks pregnant than have his sinuses right now. Poor guy. Lucky for the rest of us, he's working two jobs and sharing his icky germs with his co-workers instead of spreading his yuckness around the house. I feel sorry for him, but then again.... go, get out of the house, please!

All the princesses are doing well. The dog went to the vet, she's a bigger princess than she should be. Poor girl is getting fat. Just like mommy! (well, not "just" like mommy) Gracie had a drippy nose for a couple of days. She said her nose was crying. Nose tears, what a sweet way to describe a child's dripping snot. Potty training is not happening. She's had a little bit of success on the potty chair, but it also makes a nice hat. The teen princesses are anxiously waiting for their new little sis. They aren't excited about all the helping they have to do now, but they do it anyway. It's nice when I turn around and see that they did something without my nagging. Lexie has been busy teaching guitar lessons and tutoring some little boys whose parents pay her very well. Katie has been working long hours and singing in coffee shops every chance she gets. She has a big gig coming up in November, going to open for Tracks Like Trains! She's very excited cuz they are (almost) locally famous!

7 comments:

Alicia said...

October is good, but come on little one get out in the world~~ Trust me your mom does NOT want to have a window painted on it with you looking out for Halloween!! It really is nice out in the world!! You have a super nice family. :-)

Michelle said...

If it makes you feel any better, I had a doctor appointment when Mister Man was due and no dice (and on a Thursday!). Doctor didn't want to see me for a week.... but I went into labor around 2:30 on Friday, and he was born at 11:15 (C-section though) on Saturday. Be patient; she'll be worth it!

Memarie Lane said...

I'm sharing your boat, sister. I'm technically 40 weeks today, but I fudged the dates to the midwife because I always go late. So today is my 39 week appointment. I'm guessing I will measure 43 weeks, since I measured 41 two weeks ago. I'm hoping the midwife will not offer to strip my membranes, because that has never worked for me in the past and just gets my hopes up.

Wolfpak5 said...

She is cutting in pretty close. Remind her that two very important people in her life are coming to see her and will be there on the 6th. I survived a C-section and let me tell you they do give you good drugs. I was told that they didn't need to roll me out of the ER, I could have floated down the hall into my room.

B. Fred said...

Here's hoping she arrives soon. I'm on pins and needles waiting for the next/first, picture of her out in the world.

Hugs!

Living With Cavemen said...

Oct is just around the corner. Littlest Schu will be here soon, and on her own terms no doubt.

Glad to hear all the other princesses are doing well.

Congrats on Katie's big gig. Go Katie!

Shelley said...

All right, little peanut...time to vacate the room...um...womb. It's better out here, trust me! Three sisters, just waiting to meet you! Oh, and mom and dad too. :)

I feel for ya, none of my kids ever wanted to come out either. With my last one, the doctor said, "Well, we'll schedule the c-section for Sept. 3rd...that is, if she doesn't come earlier on her own." Then we both looked at each other and started laughing.