We're gonna have a baby. Probably not today, and I doubt it will be tomorrow, but sometime in the next 2 weeks or so, we will have a little girl in our arms. A cuddly, pink, chubby tiny baby. Kaitlyn will be a big sister 2 times over, Matthew will be a big brother and there will be a new baby in our arms to warm our hearts.
Kaitlyn just realized how close we were this afternoon, her face absolutely lit up. She is now very concerned about the dogs. Archie she doesn't worry about too much, she said he has experience with babies, Chico worries her. She thinks he should just stay outside until Samantha is older :P
I think Dusty also just realized how close we are to going from being pregnant to having a baby. And he's nervous. Right now, I'm the only one that is responsible for her well being, her health and her healthy arrival. Once she's born, all that's out the window, she becomes *real* in such a different sense. It's one thing to feel her through my skin in my stomach, but it's a whole different responsibility once she's born and in his arms.
I'm sure that the first year is going to involve a lot of fears, worries, constantly watching, taking turns sleeping, questioning every single sneeze, cough, weird breath, deep sleep, cry and all the typical things a newborn and a baby go through. I'm also sure it is going to fly by!
Yesterday I tried to make some hospital favors. I was going to pass out something like these:
Except they were bird shaped. Following the directions found here, it did not go well. Did you know if you cook bird seed at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, it will pop like popcorn all in your oven? I'm sure you can imagine what that smells like... So, I'm debating if I should work on something else, skip the favor idea or what.
Speaking of, I'm being limited to having 4 people in the room during actual delivery. So, it will most likely be Dusty, Kaitlyn and our moms. If you are local and what us to call/text you when I go into labor or when I deliver, let me know! I obviously already put people on the list that said they wanted to be on it, and our siblings and parents. But, if I haven't heard from you, I don't want to make the assumption and possibly interrupt your sleep with something that may not be something you feel you need to know ;) And my feelings are not hurt at all lol.
That's it. I'm swollen all the time now. I have spent most of my time with my feet up, Samantha hasn't engaged too much more, Sunday I'm full term and one week from today should be the latest the p17 medication will leave my system and labor could be any time :)