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Hey love! Keeping this short and sweet because tonight we're finishing up getting your room ready! Yay! For me it's all from either the couch or sitting in the glider in your room, but still :) Once that's done I'll just feel so much better about life!
Here's the update on health: yesterday my blood pressure was fine. We're thinking Wednesday was just stressful because we had Roger with us and he was not only very much trying to do lots of stuff that's just not cool in a doctor's office (like trying to turn off the computer the nurse was entering our medical info into) but he was really grouchy and crying and protective of me any time the nurse tried to touch me.
So, though I have to get my blood pressure taken twice between now and our 39 week appointment Wednesday, we get to just wait for you to come on your own until then, unless it's crazy high again. Phew. I'm asking Jesus for the good gift of getting to experience labor happening on it's down and not needing to be induced. But if we have to induce that will be ok, too. I feel quite a lot of peace about it now.
Awkward insert: I have to go to have a firefighter take my blood pressure. We tried the drugstore but, long story short, didn't do it because they were so incompetent that I'm pretty sure my pressure skyrocketed out of sheer annoyance! Plus they wanted to charge $20. Oh hey-ell no! So, tomorrow I get to call the nearest fire department and ask them to do it. Awkward. Good thing I'll have Daddy nearby.
One interesting caveat: with Roger I was never nervous about labor and post-partum stuff. This time I am a little bit...maybe just because of how much labor wrecked my body and how hard my recovery was? I'm not sure. But I'm a bit nervous simply because I'm in extreme pain constantly and it will likely get a lot worse before it gets better. Truthfully, you're worth it, but that doesn't make it easy. I know a bit more what to expect and what to expect is a body that's just quite a mess for a solid 6-8 weeks if it's anything like last time.
I wanted to tell you something else but it fell right on out of my head. Oh well. That happens a lot these days. But, and I'm not even joking here, while I actually feel great about you coming any day now that we're 39 weeks (today!) could you please wait until Tuesday? Or at least until after the Seahawks host Monday Night Football on Monday night? Thanks, darling :)
Oh! Remember! I got my 39 weeks cake today...normally I just get to eat it all myself but I love your can't-eat-gluten daddy so I got a cake that is 1/2 thick, gooey layers of chocolate mousse stuff so he can eat some, too. And since I couldn't make it myself and we had to drop $15 on a cake instead of like $3 then I just couldn't bear to throw any away and appreciate his help :)
Love you, sweet girl! So glad you're still getting to grow inside of me but also that we're likely a max 2 weeks away from finally seeing that perfect face you have!
What's This About?
If you weren't around for it, when I was pregnant with Roger I did a blog series when I reached 100 days remaining until his due date; I knew then and know that September 29, 2012 is really just a placeholder that means very little, but it was fun to count down with Roger. I decided that I'ma try to do it again with Juliet. Now that I have a lovely 15 month old keeping me on my toes I might not be able to hit every single day the way I did with Roger but I still plan to give it my best!
So here we go! The lowdown: I'll keep one post per "decade" of days, updating with the current day at the top each day. Day 10 plus any bonus days will get their own posts until the day our beloved Juliet Elise arrives! And, as with Roger, they'll be addressed to her personally.