I am 38 weeks pregnant today and that is a VERY good thing because I don't think my belly can get any bigger. Seriously. I am stretched to the max and I am down to one pair of jeans that are actually still comfortable. So take a good look friends...I will be in these and comfy pants for the next 11 days.
11 days. It is hard to believe that I will have a brand new baby in my arms in just 11 days!!!! It all seems so surreal. I spoke with an O.B. nurse at the hospital today so that we could go over all of the details for my c-section next Monday. Here are some things I know for sure:
* There is still a ban on visitors under the age of 18 (because of Swine Flu) so Addie will not be able to come to the hospital to meet her little brother. I was very sad about this at first, but I understand why they are doing it. I would rather everyone be safe and healthy and not take any risks. But boy will I miss her those 3 days I am in the hospital :-(
* As long as everything goes as planned, we will be home by New Years Eve day. I honestly can't think of a better way to spend the last day of 2009 than in my own house, with my wonderful hubby and two beautiful babies :-)
* Things should be "easier" this time. She explained that while she can't take away the natural anxiety that all mom's feel before going in for a scheduled c-section, she can tell me that most mothers say that their second c-section is WAY easier than their first. We know what to expect and recovery is much faster, especially since we are not in labor for hours and hours beforehand. And that is very nice to hear.
* And last but not least, I have been assured that Bella Baby Photography is still working with the hospital and they will be up to take pictures the second day I am there. Yay! They did such a beautiful job with pics when I had Addie. This also means that I will have a link to share with all of you so that you can get a look at Blake after he is here.
Writing about all of this tonight is making me SO ANXIOUS!!!! I can't wait to meet my little man. But before I get myself all worked up again (and miss out on a night of sleep) I better wrap things up. But stay tuned tomorrow friends. My Dad has given me two of my Christmas presents early and I MUST post pictures. Both pieces are just beautiful...of course :-)