Tuesday, October 16, 2007

We're A-Okay!

I have just been so weird and I'm really sorry. Thank you for checking in on me! If I were to leave myself a comment, it would be "Listen, asshole. What is up with you? You haven't posted in like a month."

Everything is fine, though. We've made a couple of trips to L&D--one was last week for regular contractions. Tom and I had to leave in the middle of a movie...we were trying to squeeze in one more date. Oh well. Something to get used to, right? Frankly, I'll be glad to.

This weekend the crib was set up and all of Nate's things were sorted. It was easier than I thought...I didn't cry. But I really think that I couldn't have done it any earlier than the day we ended up doing it. It just felt right and okay to do it on Sunday.

The date for the c/s was moved back one day to Thursday. We're going in at 6am and the surgery is for 7:45. I had my pre-admission appointment today and I was taken by surprise at how emotional I was for the whole thing. I just wanted to put my head down and bawl. I haven't done that in a long time. Now I'm afraid at how I will handle being in the operating room. I just don't know.

I think that we've got everything ready for Piglet. I've been so neutral this whole time, just not thinking about things much. And then a few weeks ago I looked down and wondered, "When did I get this pregnant? Oh my God--this is the scary part." And it has been scary...really, really scary. We still have, I think, 40 hours to go. I'm so zoned in on his movements and I'm just trying not to do anything but sit in the recliner. Oh please let this happen.

So...7:45 on Thursday morning. Send us all your good vibes!! I think that the hospital has wi-fi in the rooms, so I'll post something that day or have my sister do it for me. I can't believe that it's so close. This just seemed impossible. Just unfathomable.

20 comments:

Monica said...

You can do it! Stay strong. I've got faith that this will be a wonderful experience for you and piglet and that Nate will be watching over you all.

Kathy McC said...

OMG it's so close!!! I can't wait to hear all about piglet. Thinking of you.

Kim said...

I am so excited for you. It's okay for you to be nervous and scared and "weird," (your word). I can't imagine what a tough emotional spot this must be. But know that we're all excited FOR you and are thinking of you so much! Can't wait to meet the Piglet!

msfitzita said...

I've been thinking about you so much and I'll be sending all kinds of good vibes your way on Thursday morning. I can't wait to "meet" Piglet.

(((((HUGS)))))

delphi said...

Hang in there for the next few hours - I will be thinking about you a lot!!!!!

So many hugs.

three minute palaver said...

Hey laura, I never stopped having you and piglet in my thoughts and will continue to do so until I read he's safely here and you're both ok.
Much love & goodluck, Clare

Anam Cara said...

Sending good vibes from across the Atlantic!!! Glad you posted as I was wondering how you were and knew that your delivery date was soon. It is so
exciting, scary, nerve-wracking, etc... - argh!!!! Hope all goes well. Thinking of you guys and piglet soooo much. xoxoxoxoxo

Rosepetal said...

Sending all my good vibes Laura. I've been thinking of you a lot and I hope everything goes well tomorrow morning. Lots of hugs!

B said...

So glad to read your post, Laura...I'll be thinking about you guys on Thursday; I can't wait to read about Piglet's arrival!

Brandie

kate said...

Thinking of you! It is SO close!!!

Artblog said...

OH there you are :) Good luck for tomorrow and let us know as soon as poss :) XXX

MB said...

I am so beyond excited for you. I'll be thinking of you and waiting for your next update.

Hugs...M

niobe said...

Wow. It's almost Thursday.

vixanne wigg said...

Oh Yeah!!!! I am very excited for you. Nervous is so understandable, but I am very excited to hear GOOD news.

Sarah said...

Hi... I hope your delivery goes smoothly. As far as in the OR goes, I felt ok before we got in there but then had to cry on my nurse's shoulder for a bit while they were setting up for the epidural/spinal. And then I was a bit over-emotional when the resident anesthesiologst kept poking around looking for the right spot. They ended up taking Graham (we have a name... new post up) up to NICU after about 10 minutes and even that wasn't too emotionally traumatizing (all of the drugs probably helped). Ok... hope that was scary... I really meant it to be supportive. I'll be thinking of you all tomorrow!

Emma's Mum said...

i am thinking of you...also have not updated my blog in forever and am typing with one hand while i try to feed our little guy. tomorrow will be magical! sending all good thoughts your way....btw, the c-section was a million times easier the second time around!

Bronwyn said...

Just over an hour to go -- I'm so excited for you! Many, many positive thoughts coming your way for a safe entrance to the world for piglet. Can't wait to hear all about it! Thinking of Nate, too and wishing he were here to welcome his sibling into the family.

Kim said...

It's BABY DAY! He's probably here by now. I hope things are going well and that you are having a great day!

pipsylou said...

refreshing...refreshing...refreshing...

Renae said...

Agh! I keep checking! And no baby news yet! And I'm leaving in 10 minutes and won't be able to check again until late Friday night. Augh!!!! For the love!

OK, seriously just praying/wishing/believing that all is wonderful and you are basking in love and happiness!