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Monday, 18 January 2010

Waiting on Baby Bug...

We're still waiting on the baby to decide that it's a good day to be born. Our due date was on Sunday (yesterday) but we still don't have a baby yet. We have a midwife appointment tomorrow morning and we'll see what she says about it I guess. I really don't want to be induced, I want the baby to come on its own terms and I don't want to force it to come if it isn't ready. Oh, how it pains me to write that! I'm so excited and knowing that we are past the "any day now" point and that labor is creeping up on us (though slowly creeping...) is making me anxious. I am so looking forward to meeting our baby and seeing who it is I've been cooking for the past 9 months (10 really...). I can't wait to see if the baby is a boy or a girl and see what name Nic picks out (we've got two names if it is a girl that he's going to chose between, and one for a boy... so I know that one!). I can't wait to see who he/she looks like and give it loads of hugs and kisses. I can't wait to have five little fingers wrapped around one of mine and look into the eyes of my own child. While I am so super excited and am having one hell of a time being patient about it, I don't want to rush anything.

I have been taking long walks with Mom once a day to help my body progress some and prepare for labor. Yesterday, we walked around the fields behind my house all the way to the standing stone, then around the farm and through the quarry. Today, we crossed the road and walked around the abandoned farmhouse and around the small field and then the large one, then back through the farmhouses and back. The baby has been pretty mellow today, I'm hoping that it is resting up for the main event. The baby is sweet enough to move when I get worried about it to let me know that everything is fine in there, and the poor thing has had the hiccups 3 times today (it normally gets them at least twice, but the day isn't done yet and it is ahead of schedule).

I'm going to look online again today for other houses, I haven't looked yet today which is odd, since normally I'm checking twice a day or so. I haven't been on the computer as much as I normally am lately, we've been doing puzzles, and just chatting. It's been nice visiting and just relaxing while waiting for the baby. I washed my sheets today and I'm really looking forward to going to bed tonight. There's something so wonderful about clean sheets that just make everything feel right. Knowing my luck, now that the sheets are clean and on the bed my water will break or something and mess them up. Lol.. I'd take that! It's only been like 2 weeks since I washed them last (if that), but still... I'm looking forward to sleeping in a clean, yummy smelling bed.

Ok... I'm going to get going on looking for another house so I can go enjoy my bed soon! Hopefully my next post will be announcing our little one... wish us luck! :)

Friday, 15 January 2010

In Case You Didn't Think Having A Newborn Was Enough...

We're still waiting on the baby... I personally think that our little bug is waiting on the anniversary of my Dad's passing to join us, so we'd be happy on that day (the 20th) and help us remember how wonderful life is. I guess we'll see if I'm right in a couple of days. My due date is on Sunday (it's Friday night), it will be here before we know it. Nic's parents (Cris and Tony) get here tomorrow morning, we're looking forward to that. They're going to be staying with us for about two and a half weeks, so hopefully bug will decide to come sooner rather than later so that everyone gets to see the baby while they are here, instead of just me and my big ol' belly.

We've had a bit of news recently, as the owners of the house that we are living in have decided that they want to sell it in March, so we've got to move by then. We're trying to be positive about it, even though we really aren't looking forward to welcoming our first child and then immediately trying to pack/get settled in a new home right afterward. It isn't exactly what we had planned, but I guess that's what we get for planning! We've been looking online and driving by some homes already, but every time we find one we are interested in and call to make an appointment it's already been rented to someone else (and I mean the same day!!!) or someone else is interested in it and they are no longer showing it until the other couple decides whether or not they are going to rent it. Hopefully we'll find something soon and be able to get moved in without too much trouble. I sure am glad my mom is here! She's a pro at moving (and I mean PRO!) and always is a HUGE help. We're hoping to stay in the same area this time (Bridge of Don) but know that our options are pretty limited here so we've been looking in the surrounding areas as well. The positive side of it all is that maybe we'll be able to find something cheaper and save some money... it seems like there's always something else popping up that needs to be paid for and we haven't been able to save like we used to. With the baby around I'm sure we could use some extra cash.

It's been so nice having my mom here! She's a really great helper and my house is clean! Even Nic's table is cleared off and his stuff is stored away! We've had some good food, great company and have really enjoyed just seeing her face every day :) Today she made us this really great German soup (with sausage, sauerkraut, potatoes, bell peppers etc). Man, it was yummy.

Nic's been doing great at work, he got his simulator in right around Christmas time and has been working like crazy getting it to where he wants it to be. He's got a ton still to do until he's 100% happy with it, but it's getting there. He's grown a beard in the last couple weeks and looks totally different, but adorable none the less.

I've got to say, I just love my husband. He's so sweet to me and my Momma... I love that he loves her too. We had a little teary eyed moment today and I just keep thinking about how amazing of a man he is. I know that I love him now but I can tell that when this baby comes I'm going to love him even more, just for being our child's father. Watching him support my family and care about them because he wants to, not just because I do, means the world to me... and I know that I'll have many more teary moments watching him with our baby.

Ok, I'm going to go before I get all weepy... Apparently when you're due to have a baby any day now you get emotional really easy. Who'd a thunk it?