This is probably one of the last posts I’m going to write about pregnancy. As we get down to the end, there’s not much to report (I cannot physically do much TO report!), and I will definitely post pictures of the baby. I started my weekly Dr. visits a few weeks ago, and today, finally we are starting to see some action. The Dr. says my pregnancy is now officially full-term, and my body is preparing for birth. At today’s Dr. visit, the baby was moving around lots while she was listening to his heartbeat, and it accelerated nicely while he moved. The Dr. wants me to get induced the week before my due date because I have big babies (Taylor was only 7 lbs 2 oz, but the last 2 were 8 lbs 12 oz), but Dr. is off on Monday, so right now we’re looking at July 8 or 9. I don’t have to decide until next Monday, but I think I’m going to go with the 8th since I’m so anxious – why wait if I don’t have to? I have a few meetings scheduled that week, but I will have to miss them. Besides, that’s a nice date for a birthday – 7/08/08 – since we have no hope of holding out til the 21st. Our first 2 daughters were born on the 21st of their months, December and May, and then our third daughter was born a day early, on October 20… sometimes I forget and celebrate her “month” birthdays on the 21st out of habit… But baby Christopher will be no where near the 21st… July 8th – that’s only 5 days after my birthday! But I like the sound of it and can’t believe that it’s only 2 weeks away! Time flies so fast, 2 weeks will pass in no time! Good thing too because I get less sleep by the night. I’m up going to the bathroom at least 3-4 times, and then I’ve been having trouble sleeping when I lay down again. But since I don’t plan much during the day and my oldest daughter is out of school for the summer – she is a great big help with our youngest-for-now, I have been getting good naps for the most part.
Please send thoughts and prayers for our friend Cathy who is in the hospital after having a heart attack on Sunday. We’re going to visit her tonight and hopefully she’ll be feeling well soon!