Wednesday, April 29, 2009

May 5th

The doctor was once again shocked at how low Eva is; I truly don't think she can go any lower with out full blown labor. So, she asked when we wanted to have her.  I said May 4th at first as it is my mom's birthday, but labor and delivery is full for scheduled deliveries that day!  So, she chose May 5, Cinco de Mayo.  Hey, we can always fun birthday parties this way.  We are so excited to know, but truth be told, Grant was like a deer in headlights when she asked us.  He just couldn't believe we could be there already, and he really likes the idea of her coming when she comes. The only problem is with her being so low and me being more dilated and extremely effaced, things might happen rapidly on their own.  Who knows.  
I have now had my last day of work and I am trying to let it go. I do not want to worry about it or be involved now that I am really preparing for Eva.  I think I can do it.  
So, hopefully I can update with little notes and a couple of pictures while we are waiting.  We can't wait to meet our little Eva!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Just an update...

So, the doctor continues to be shocked at how low Eva is.  So, needless to say the exams are quite painful.  I am a bit more dilated and effaced at 2 cm and 75%.   Many people have gone into labor quickly I have heard in some comments; I can only cross my fingers.  She also said that unless I am miserable we won't be doing anything before 39 weeks as far as inductions. I am not miserable, but she does hurt me sometimes because she is so low in my pelvis.  At 39 weeks, maybe May 6 or 7, if I have not gone into labor, she said she would induce if I wanted because I am "ready" and she likes to deliver her babies.  This way we could assure it.  

On a funnier note: We just got our getting Fido ready for baby CD.  It is a CD with baby crying, cooing, screaming, laughing and all sorts of sounds. We figured our extremely spoiled baby girl needs a little prepping for Eva.  I know she will be sweet to her, but Lucy can get her feelings hurt so easily, I just want her to be ready.  We put the CD on in the crib and let her hear it from the bedroom.  At first she just perked her head up and tilted it, looking at me like..."Are you hearing this?"  After a minute or two, I went in the baby's room and Lucy bolted with me.  She stared at the crib and I picked up a baby doll to hold it.  She was hysterical.  She just sat there staring seeming to ask, "What in the world are you doing?"  She licked the feet and sniffed the head, of course real smells will follow, but she did well for her first time! Oh my two baby girls are going to be doing a lot of adjusting.
Thanks for all the support and sweet comments on her nursery!  
Love y'all.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Nursery and More!

Wow, I am terrible at putting pictures on here. But, finally I have taken some pictures of our nursery despite not having the wall hangings. We have them all, mainly pieces from my room and things my mom made, but we have not gotten opinions on the best places for them.  It is a small room, but I must say we really put the most in it we could and had to.  The crib bedding was made by a lady who is very talented and the incredible balloon shade too!  It has actually turned out just as I envisioned, which never really seems to happen.  Amazing!!  My Granny made my baby quilt that is on the bed when I was little from my dresses. Finally, my mom made the bedskirt and sham for the twin bed!  The rug is a needlepoint rug that I ordered rather shadily from China. Yes, direct from a factory and it was a process, but incredibly cheap.  We borrowed the changing table, which is actually a buffet, from Kelly Dorough and it is perfect.  Grant made the head board to the twin bed from directions I found, then I sewed the slip cover and had it monogrammed.  Grant has really done so much to make Eva's room perfect, from the perfect color of paint that he painted three coats of to hanging the antique pendant with a new ceiling mount and the balloon shade.  It was a task!  I love him so much for putting up with my always difficult desires.  
Anyway, the nursery is ready for her finally and with only three and half weeks left to my due date and the doctor saying we could have an April baby, it is not too soon! 
I was last week 1.5 cm dilated and 70%effaced, and each week it has been a little more. Dr. Kennedy is always shocked because her head has been low since week 34 and each time a little lower.  I just say, "Oh yes, I know!"  It is crazy how she can affect my ability to walk at this point.  I often get jarred and cannot take a step because she presses on my femoral artery and paralyzes me!
So, I hope to update the blog from my phone after her birth, just in case I don't have chance to do anymore posts between now and then. 
Last, but not least, Grant's family had a shower for us the weekend before easter and I finally have those pictures uploaded too. I will try to share a few because it was truly amazing and Amy, his  sister; Debbie, his mom; and Pam, his aunt, went above and beyond to make it wonderful! Thank you so much!



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