ok, t-minus 6 days and counting til the baby is due. can you believe it? the kids are SO excited. my four-year-old is calling up all her imaginary friends on her toy cell phone and telling them that her mommy is having a baby and she is going to be a great big sister! :) too cute!
at our appointment today the doc (who is thankfully back safe and sound from india) asked the girls if we had picked a name and my little one piped up and said "yes, her name is ella!" ok, first off, we don't know if we're having a girl or a boy and second off, her name will not be ella. this is just something she came up with one day and decided it was a pretty name for a baby and that's the baby's name. her big sister said if it's a boy he'll be called danny. another total invention of her own. :) i feel bad cuz we're going to have two disappointed kids when we don't pick their names! they're so cute though.
anyway the doc says to come in as soon as i think i might be in labor--not even to call. she thinks i'm going to go fast. she also thinks i should go into labor on my own by the due date. i don't know what gives her that idea since i still feel fine. no pressure, no feeling like the baby is going to fall out onto the floor or anything like i felt with the girls, but whatever. i'm not going to complain; our ride to the hospital takes between 35 and 45 minutes and i am not going to deliver this baby on the side of the highway! :) (heck why not? it's my third baby, i know what i'm doing, right?) but just in case i don't go on my own by then, i have an appointment to induce on friday, march 3. isn't that weird? knowing that by the end of next friday i will be in labor, if not already the proud mommy to a third beautiful child? oh my gosh i'm so freakin excited.
i keep telling myself i really really need to clean the house but when i try, i end up waddling and then i think of how i must look waddling around putting stuff away and it makes me laugh. what, i ask, is more entertaining than a nine-months-pregnant woman trying to do, well, anything?! i can't walk, can't tie my shoes, can't even put socks on without some serious effort...and when i do try, the baby doth protest. :) anyway, i have a good excuse to sit around and do nothing: everyone knows that the more active you are the more you get things moving down there, and we are hoping to put off having this baby til my daughter's birthday on the 26th. the first of march would be even better, then they each have thier own birth months. :) so i'm takin' it easy, keeping in mind how exhausted i'm going to be for the next two or three months til the baby sleeps through the night. ok, i'm praying it's two or three months, not four or five...
i have to get over to babies r us and register for the baby shower the church is kind enough to throw for us. it's certainly not necessary--this is my third kid for cryin out loud--but they want to give me a shower and i'm not one to reject freely-given gifts! :) there isn't much we need, just clothes, and that's only if we have a boy. i would love a breast pump. a big dual electric sucker. hubby and i were laughing when i told him what i wanted. those things are just like what they hook up to the cows at the farm. mooooooo! i've never had one and i certainly can get by without one but it would be really nice to have, especially for when i go back to work. manual pumps are such a pain in the rear end that i just end up using formula when i'm not around, and that's not as healthy for the baby, and it makes me all painfully full. :) bleh, the glamour of breastfeeding. man, if only it weren't the best option. the sacrifices we mothers make for our kids. ;)
hm, i'm debating giving out the address for this blog so people i know can actually read it. but then, part of the benefit of having a blog is being able to write whatever i want and vent without worrying about what my mom will think. :) so for now i'll just keep writing the blog that no one ever read. it keeps me sane! :)