Saturday, July 26, 2008


We're down to a week and one day before our son arrives. I'm not sure I'm ready for this.

I'm starting to get nervous about the surgery, even though I've been through it once before. Last time's experience wasn't exactly normal, and while the doctor knows what to look for this time, I can't help but feel a little apprehension. I also have this continuous fear that I'll go into labor before the fourth because this baby is supposedly so much bigger than Cora. My mom jokes that I could go into labor while using the bathroom and not even realize what's going on---apparently as a child I was a lot less of a whimp when it came to pain than I am now.

I know it's too late to go back now, but I'm also beginning to wonder what I've got myself into having two in diapers at the same time! Cora is gradually getting the hang of the potty, but we're far from big girl panties.

Cora will probably be a big help with the baby, I'm guessing. She's a pretty bright little girl, and yes, I'm sure I'm biased because I'm her mommy. She already loves to help with unloading the dishwasher and doing laundry. And she's getting better at putting her toys away when we tell her to. (I spoke to soon. I told her to put some toys away just now and she threw them across the room. Lord, help us!) But Cora loves babies that she sees out and about, so I think she'll be good with her baby brother.

Any prayers offered on our behalf in these next coming weeks would be greatly appreciated---as would offers to babysit an almost 2-year-old little girl!


Tara said...

Okay. You're feelings are normal. I've had 4 c-sections, three scheduled ones. Trust me when I say that scheduled is MUCH easier to recover from than emergency. It isn't a cake walk, but your body won't be recovering from labor AND surgery, just surgery!

And if you go into labor you'll have a c-section anyway, right? No worries. I went into labor with number 4 on my own, went in, was dialated to like 3-4 and had the baby out and in Jim's arms in about 1 hour.

As for babysitting, I'd be happy to help, but I think a commute across the country wouldn't be so good for our gas budget. :)

I'm sure things will go just fine. You'll look back on this time as a blur before you know it.

And I'm guessing that Cora's little bro will be Cody. Just a guess... :)