Thursday, October 01, 2009

October... already??

It's difficult to believe that our first RE (fertility specialist) appointment was last September, thirteen months ago. We were scheduled for an October appointment but a cancellation allowed us to be seen in September. We had two more losses after seeing the specialist, and then January came around. Now, here we are, very pregnant and yes, very nervous about the next chapter of our story as a family.

I saw my OB yesterday and according to the check-up, baby will not be here for a little while yet. We discussed how the birth would proceed ideally, and then discussed options if anything went awry. Trust me, it's easier to discuss options when you're not contracting and in intense pain! I remember having to sign papers during my labor with Russell, and I remember thinking, "are you kidding me? Now?" I could have signed away anything at that time and I wouldn't have cared.

My pregnancy and delivery with Russell was ideal in many ways. We'd never had a loss and I never considered anything would go wrong. This time, I've read too much and 'met' too many women online that have had deep sorrow in their lives. We treasure each and every prayer for us during the remainder of the pregnancy and especially, the delivery.

Other than that, life has been quiet here. After seeking high and low for canned pumpkin, my friend Elizabeth (THANK-YOU!), dropped by and delivered two cans which she found at another store I had not yet checked. I've been told by stores that canned pumpkin is a 'seasonal item' and won't be stocked until later in October. After all this time of living in the USA, I still am not used to Thanksgiving in late November, only four weeks before Christmas. Totally wrong. I wish they'd bump it into October like the Canadians did. All that to be said, Russell and I made pumpkin spice bread with maple cream cheese frosting. Mmm. At this point in the pregnancy, I don't eat as much anymore since my organs are jammed into my lungs, but it sure is nice to have a tasty treat in the house when hunger does happen:-)

That's all for now, I suppose. Thanks for checking in with us!

11 comments:

E said...

Glad to hear all is going well. :)

UnicornMommy said...

Wow. I can't believe it's getting that close. I am excited for you. Can't wait to see pic and hear the stories.

I had my appt. with Bug to go over what to expect and my last tour, but went into labor with him and didn't get to do all that fun stuff.

I know better now. You are right. It is scarier now knowing the dangers that lurk.

I pray that both our babies are healthy.

Elizabeth said...

It was my pleasure. It's great to know that someone else loves pumpkin (and fall)as much as I do! Enjoy.............

Photogrl said...

I can't believe it's October, either.

Can't wait to hear that your little one has arrived.

The pumpkin cake/bread with maple frosting sounds heavenly!

Stacey said...

You certainly have come a long way in those 13 months. I'm so happy for you and am eager to "meet" your new little one in pictures!

Thank you for your continued support and prayers. Praying for you, too.

Aly sun said...

Amazing to see where you've been and where you are going from great sadness to anticipation of your new child just around the corner. I pray the rest of your pregnancy is uneventful and speedy. But not too speedy because I will have a serious meltdown if you have your baby before me. Same day is okay ;).

Melissa said...

Last wk I sent a parcel to you. Hopefully you get it soon!! And yes, you can open it when you get it.

C. Beth said...

I'm so excited to hear the big news, and praying everything is ideal.

april said...

I can taste the pumpkin, hmmm. I can't imagine having my organs shoved up so I can't breath. Phew! I love to breath!
Girl, but I'm so happy for this baby to be coming! Woo-woot!

Cass said...

Wow, you've reached full term now ... 37 weeks! What a wonderful accomplishment, especially for you. So eager to hear of your girlie's arrival ... enjoy these last weeks as "Just Three"!

Grad3 said...

So close!! Nominated you on my blog for an award (posting tomorrow)- check it out when you get the chance! Hugs :)