Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Hi. No, I haven't had the baby yet.

This is how I've started all of my phone calls this week. Especially if I'm talking to our parents. It first hit me when Chris was calling them yesterday morning to see if they wanted to go to the baseball game with him today. He *rarely* is the one on the phone, so I think seeing our number on caller ID and hearing his voice probably put them into a tizzy. I was sitting next to him as he talked to my mom and I heard this.

"Hi, it's Chris." "Oh, we're fine." "What? Oh, no. Nooooo...not yet. Sorry."

So, ever since then my new strategy is "Hi, it's Tara and I haven't had the baby yet" when I'm making phone calls. It seems to be working pretty well so far.

Not much of an update to give today, really. Just figured people would be looking for one about now. My due date is Friday -- I always had Sunday down, but I guess it's Friday, the 25th. As in 2 days. I have a dr. appt Friday morning and then if there's no baby, my induction will happen next Friday, August 1st. If you're wondering about my history -- I went into labor on my due date with Mitchell and with Miss G at 40 weeks, 6 days...the day before my induction was scheduled. So...not sure what to tell ya other than to buckle up for another week. (That's what I'm telling myself anyway.)

Good news though -- Chris is now walking "with two legs", as Mitchell puts it. Crutch free! Hooray! We successfully moved Georgia into Mitchell's room and they have had a relatively event-free first week of sleeping in the same room. I just this morning finished moving her clothes out of the nursery and into their bedroom and got the bin of baby stuff unpacked.

So. Now I'm ready.

That's the bad news. I'm running out of "busy work" like this to distract myself with. It's also been in the 90's almost all month, which you know - is just really fun for me and my water ballon/sausage toed feet. I do anything and they plump right up, so I'm doing house stuff in spurts. OH WELL. I really, truly am trying to enjoy it. I promise!!

We are enjoying having Chris home with us. The kids have gotten lots of Daddy time, and I've gotten lots of Mommy laying down with her feet up time, so it hasn't been too bad so far. I hope that you're all enjoying a fun, safe summer with your own families! I think my next post will be *the one* so until then...blessings to you all! I'll leave you with a picture of my two little buddies and another one of the most patient-but-absolutely-dying-to-meet-his-little-brother-or-sister Big Brother I've ever known with the belly. Ya know - sort of a Wordless Wednesday with a twist.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Still going...

Just a quick fly-by to let you know that yep...still pregnant. Feeling pretty good actually, all except for the feet. Pretty sad when only 3 pairs of flip-flops fit. (The tops of my feet and my toes are so swollen I can't wedge them into anything else. Sort of like those chubby little baby feet, only significantly less cute.)

I have another doctor appointment tomorrow, so hopefully nothing will be going on again. Chris is almost off of his crutches (Friday), so next week would be okay. The following week would be great! As always though, the only one who knows what's up isn't sharing the big plan.

In the meantime, we're hanging out and enjoying our time together. I think I've finally checked everything off of my baby "to do" list and feel ready to go in that regard. I believe the most impatient person in our family may very well be Mitchell. He simply cannot WAIT to meet his little brother or sister! It's so cute how excited he is.

I will leave you with some pictures from the 4th of July - and a belly picture, since I know you will ask for one, Jennifer P! We enjoyed a quiet time at home with my parents and hope that you all enjoyed your holiday as well. It certainly is a privilege to be able to celebrate the amazing blessing of being an American!