Monday, December 10, 2007


Everything is ready for baby to arrive and we have been keeping busy with holiday activities. We had a nice Hanukkah with family this past weekend and have had our own celebration during the week. We also put up our Christmas tree and decorations. Now we have a long list of holiday parties to attend (if the baby doesn't come first). That is my new line "unless the baby comes". It is more wishful thinking than anything else. The docs don't think he will be arriving this week, but I was having some contractions yesterday that got our hopes up. Today...nothing. I am ready. Hubby is ready. We are just waiting for baby to decide that he is ready too.

Will keep you posted!

Monday, December 03, 2007

turn, turn, turn

Surprise, surprise the baby turned...all by himself! We went in for a version and the first ultrasound showed that he was indeed transverse so they gave me some apple juice and hooked me up to the monitor to get a baseline. By the time the second nurse came in to check on us, the baby had turned head down! We were shocked. So they quickly strapped me into this super-sexy girdle and gave me instructions to stay as upright as possible. So no more swimming or yoga for me. I will be re-reading the natural birth sections of my books since I was SURE this kid would be a c-section. I think I remember something about breathing. Well, guess I didn't need that scheduled c-section after all. Now I have to wait for the whole contraction/water breaking thing...will keep you posted!