"I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life;
to put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die, discover that I had not lived." ~Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Last OB Appointment

Today was my last prenatal appointment with Mike. It hit me as we were driving to the hospital that it would be my last one with this pregnancy. As much as I am dying to have my body back and meet my little baby, I am a little sad at the thought of not having these appointments in my routine anymore. I always go through these feelings when I have a baby. I get so accustomed to seeing the doctor, nurses, and staff so often that when I'm not up there anymore...it is a bit of a let down. I really and truly love Mike and his amazing staff. They have "lived" with me through three of my babies now. I completely trust them with my life and my baby's life as well. They are so good to us.

We took a picture in the exam room. I did this right before Lauren was born as a way to document my sidekicks and their patience with me through the 9 months. The kids have gone with me to every appointment, with the exception of the first exam and ultrasound. They love the staff as much as I do, especially since they always give them candy.

The kids and I also made our traditional walk over to the new maternity wing to see the new babies. Again it hit me that in a few days (or less) I will be staying there! Ethan always asks which room will be mine. Don't know yet!

Why is it that my kids love the hospital cafeteria so much? They always ask to go there and I always say no. Way over priced food. But I promised them that when they come to meet the new baby, Dad will take them to eat there. They are so excited about that. Of all the things to get excited over. It's not the new baby, but the hospital food.

Mike gave me a guesstimate for the baby's size. He's thinking as of Monday the 12th, he will be 8 pounds 11 ounces. I threw in that he'll be 22 inches long only because I feel like he is longer than he is heavy. Mike is pretty good about knowing weight and size, so we'll see!

On a side note, I really love this time of year on the U of U campus. They have some major construction going on so we took a big detour and went all through the heart of campus. It brought back a lot of good memories for me and I gave the kids a "tour" of mommy's time there. Ethan kept saying "You mean before you were a mom?" Yes Ethan, BEFORE I was a MOM! Hard to believe there was ever a time like that.

Just a few more days. It's a little bittersweet knowing that in a few days I will have to share this precious boy with the rest of the world. I kind of wish I could hold him in a little longer only because I'm selfish like that. But he's cooked and he's ready to greet us. We love you sweet boy, and we can't wait to meet you!
I've gained 4 pounds in the last week. UGH!! Ready to be skinny again :)


Chambers Family said...

I don't think you are ever quite mentally prepared until it is over and you are up nights on end, loving on that baby. I hope it goes better than what you remember?? Good luck and congrats!

Julie said...

Oh gosh, I want to be holding my new son in a few days too now.

I promise I will be thinking about you and your precious baby on Monday. I cannot wait to see an update (and lots of pictures, of course).

I will add that if you do name him Zachary, be prepared for a little clown of a son. My Zachary is always laughing and making jokes, happy and excited about everything too. He is the first one up in the morning. And he is very cuddly. Even now at 6yo. I love that.


Audrey said...

I can't even explain how excited I am for you! Just keep thinking about those first precious moments in recovery when you get to hold him and nurse him for the first time . . . knowing that you are his Mom, and no one else in the world can offer him what you can.

I am always overwhelmed with the realization of how much I love the little person whom I barely know and has and will cause so much pain!

Ev said...

So.............will I get another niece/nephew? This is way more fun when I'm not the one having to go through it.