November 20, 2014

Past Due

Looks like Ziggy has no more inclination to come early than Nicki did. I had my 40 week appointment today, and despite a few braxton hicks, I’ve made very little progress. Of course anything can happen, I could go into labor over night, but it’s not looking likely so we went ahead and scheduled an induction. We’re less than two weeks from meeting our newest family member!

We are ready.

This past week I got the rock n play assembled, the bouncy seat assembled, and packed my hospital bag. It’s much smaller this time around – just a shoulder bag with a change of clothes for Ziggy and myself. Home is about a 10 to 15 minute ride away so Domingo can make a quick run if we need anything, but last time we really didn’t.

My parents have also arrived. They’ll watch Nicki for us when Ziggy comes. Nicki is over the moon excited about spending time with Grandma and Grandpa, even though she saw them just a few short months ago. She has been insisting that they sit next to her at dinner, give her her bath, and read her her bed time stories. At this point I’m questioning whether she’ll even notice that Mommy and Daddy have gone to the hospital!

Speaking of Nicki, she is clearly understanding that the “baby in mommy’s belly” is going to come out soon. She points out all of the baby’s things. A couple of weeks ago when we were running late for daycare I asked her if she wanted to feed her baby doll, to keep her occupied while I got ready to go. She fetched her baby bottle and held it to my belly button to feed the baby in my belly. The last few days also been singing happy birthday. Grandma asked her whose birthday it was and Nicole pointed to my belly.

Even though we’re ready, there’s still a lot I want to do around the house before Ziggy arrives. A home is never finished I guess. I’m feeling well overall, but my energy level is low. I’m not expecting to be able to post much in the next few days or weeks.

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  1. Ooooh! The anticipation! Good luck!! I can’t wait to see pictures of your newest little squish 🙂 My newest just turned 8 weeks old yesterday. Warning: it goes by even faster with the second, so enjoy every minute! I honestly don’t know how I went from having a teeny tiny 7 lb newborn, to an 11 lb two month old overnight!! Makes me sad….and I went overdue too. Not to scare you, but my first labor was quite long (44 hrs total, about 14 hrs of active labor), and the second time around it was 2 hrs and 45 minutes from start to finish!! I showed no symptoms until my water broke (I was 3 days overdue), and then bam everything happened at lightning speed. So you never know what can happen!! Best wishes to you and your family.

    • Congrats on your newest arrival! I remembered you were due in September and was wondering how you and the little ones are doing.

      I am a bit worried about how fast things can go the second time around. Domingo’s work is pretty far, and he’s not always easy to get a hold of. Hopefully Ziggy will come in the evening like Big Sister Nicole or on a weekend (and hopefully not quite so late – she came on induction day!)

      By the way, WordPress has quit notifying me when there’s a new comment on my blog, so I haven’t been so timely in some of my responses. Sorry about that. 🙁

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