As in many years we have so much to be thankful for. And day to day we do forget to always be thankful.
This year we are eternally thankful for the amazing gift of our little girl. Parenting is a whole new world. One in which I couldn't study for, take a test, pass it and be confident in knowing what in the world I am doing! But, each day is a new lesson.
As you may notice above, the pregnancy countdown ticker shows 40 weeks and 1 day pregnant. Yep...still pregnant. Our due date was yesterday. So...now we are officially over due! At our doctor appointment on Friday, we were at 1 cm and 50% effaced. However, according to the doctor, the baby's head was still up high above the cervix. Now what?! We go back on Wednesday morning for another appointment and an ultrasound to see what the little girl is up to. The doctor said as long she is healthy and the uterus environment is still healthy for her, they will let me continue the pregnancy up to 10-12 days post due date before discussing induction.
YUCK!!!! Yuck to induction! Yuck to being pregnant for 10-12 more days possibly! Yuck that I have spent a week home from work without the baby arriving!
So anyway...that is the latest. We continue to wait. Below is a picture of me at 40 weeks pregnant, on the due date.
November....I've been waiting for this month to come since February. It seemed so far away. And, now it's here. Wow. I started my maternity leave from work, and now I am somewhat lost. I've been counting down the days to not have to be at work, and now I find myself oddly unsure of what to do being off work. Yesterday the hubby and I CLEANED this house! Yes, call it nesting...I call it....this baby is on her way, which means people will be entering my house and it's a mess!!! Anyway, the entire house is clean. Really. We washed the bathrooms' sinks, floors, toilets, mirrors, and bathtubs! I dusted...actually picked things up and dusted under them! Up and downstairs is vacuumed. All laundry is done. Bed linens have been changed and washed. We even made a turkey dinner last night, cleaned it up, the hubby had a hearty lunch packed for today, and I was up this morning tossing chunks of turkey meat into the crockpot with veggies and noodles for soup tonight. I went out this morning had my hair trimmed, swung through the Daily Grind drive through, got a latte....and now here I am. Unfortunately this time alone off of work may be a bad thing. My head starts to think WAY too much and overanalyze, and the fear of this upcoming birth just rings throughout me! So, when do you stop being scared? Sounds stupid to be scared...I've known for a very long time how babies are born...just didn't realize it would be reality one day. Anyway, when I do get my head to stop thinking I am engrossed in knitting and crocheting. I've been working on all sorts of projects. It is very therapeutic for me, and I am ridiculously addicted to yarn, knitting needles, and crochet hooks!
I made this pumpkin hat for a friend's little boy.
This "baby cocoon" will be used as a photo prop for our little girl when we have her newborn photos taken.
I LOVE these hats called an umbilical hat. Saw the hat pattern, found the yarn I liked...and voila!
This is the hat I made to bring the baby home in. It goes well with the outfit her daddy picked out for her.
I have 2 blankets as well I am completing. One blanket, I am waiting to find the last chunk of yarn needed. The second, may not be done until she arrives. I also have 3 more baby hats completed, just not uploaded on the photos yet.
Well...perhaps sometime this week we will have news! Otherwise, we go back to the doctor on Friday. Our "official" due date is Saturday...the anticipation is probably the worst at this point!
We are Karen and Glenn, and we are the Fabulous Frail Family!!!! Karen is a speech-language pathologist who works in healthcare. Glenn is a super duper geeky computer guy who works as a software developer in information security.