Monday, February 05, 2007

Lord, No More Please...

No, I'm not complaining about the number of children I have or even the number of days I have left in this pregnancy. Instead, I'm begging God to let me done with Walmart for a long while. I'm hoping that I have everything I need to get us through meals from now until Captain's arrival. Anything else (toilet paper, toothpaste etc.) can be picked up by Henry or someone else. And hopefully, I can wiggle my way out of doing the first post-Captain shopping trip with Henry being off work for a little while.

We're still in waiting mode. Less than two weeks left, though! It's so hard to believe! But I am ready. I have pretty much done everything that just HAD to be done. There are a couple of issues still on the horizon (a dinner date with friends and "shopping night" for workers of the consignment sale -- we shop early without the crowds and before things get picked over...) but I'm mostly where I can have the baby without worrying too much about other responsibilities.

A fear of a posterior-positioned baby was put to ease a little bit today. After a position check by my lovely caregiver, it was confirmed that he's not truly posterior (facing my belly button instead of my back.) His backbone is slightly farther to the left (from my vantage point) of my belly button than "perfect" but it's certainly nothing to be fretting over. We were still able to hear his heartbeat through his back without a problem. True posterior babes are hard to find a heartbeat because their backs are so far away from Mom's belly.

So we worked on a couple of exercises to influence an even better position and it seemed to have already helped. I also scheduled an extra chiropractor appointment for this afternoon to continue with what we're working on. We want him to be JUST RIGHT for that time when he decides he's not moving any more -- except to come out. (Indie was a posterior labor and birth and they are NOT fun!)

I'm working on quarterly reports (due soon) for homeschooling stuff and I'm getting some gifts documented so I can get started on Thank You notes. Y'all, I have some of THE BEST FRIENDS IN THE WHOLE WORLD! Cloth diapers and PLUS...goodness...who could ask for more?? LOL! OH, and my sister gave us a Captain Jack Sparrow keychain and my best friend S gave him an incredible blue baseball t-shirt that says "Carribbean Pirates" on the front and "Sparrow" with the number "1" on the back!! I couldn't believe she found it! We also got a diaper bag and a baby book, two things I needed that I only remembered recently! And then I have the dear friends and family who believe so sweetly that Captain should have at least SOME clothes that aren't hand-me-downs nd they totally set him up for being a sharp-dressed-man!

Did y'all know this past weekend was a full moon? I'm SO glad I didn't! I'd have been thinking about it entirely too much and probably wouldn't have gotten anything accomplished :)

2 comments:

Qtpies7 said...

LOL, that is awsome that our dh's have the same name! Not too many people spell it that way,either. And not too many grown men stick with Donnie, they usually go to Don.
Whats your favorite cloth diaper? I'm such a BumGenius fan, but I've become hooked on some new things that aren't quite as cost effective, but OH so FUN!

Laurie said...

Hey there!

I'm so excited for you! I can't beleive how fast time has gone...amazing! I hope all goes well for you and baby Jack...you'll be in our prayers :)

Laurie