Thursday, July 13, 2006

Almost there

I'm still here, just trying to keep busy until I spontaneously go into labor or July 26, the date the OB team gave me for induction (yeah, a whole 4 days early--thanks a lot!), whichever comes first. I am feeling less hyper and upset about things than I was last week, and I probably won't bust out the can-o-NYC-whoop-ass anytime soon, since I am a mere 17 days away from my due date, 13 days away from a possible induction, and 4 days away from the point at which I gave birth to Julian in my first pregnancy. Plus, I would find it very hard to believe that Natalie is a Leo, since she has struck me as a Cancer for as long as I've known her. That means something needs to happen within the next 9 days. My main problem with waiting for labor to happen spontaneously honestly isn't impatience, I would just prefer a more controlled labor and delivery, but I'm leaning towards the wait and see approach, with the hope that fewer interventions (with the exception of antibiotics to prevent GBS infection, and an epidural, obviously) will lead to a more ideal outcome in the long run. I'll let you know if anything we find out at tomorrow's appointments changes anything.

Well, the nursery is finally as ready as its going to be, the cleaner spent the whole day here on Tuesday, I've seen nearly every film I care to see, and I spent yesterday in the 'burbs with a pregnant friend whose due date is within 10 days of mine. It was a bit of a freak show walking around town having everyone stare at us, asking double the number of questions, but otherwise we had a very nice time. The only thing left to do is pack my bag for the hospital, which for some reason, I have been putting off. I'll do that today.


Jennifer Walters said...

Hi Alysse,

Just wanted to let you know that i've been reading your blog every day for the last month or so. It's great to be able to see how you are whilst sitting at my desk in London. I am really excited that you are so close to welcoming cousin Natalie into the world and I cannot wait to meet her.

Lots of Love

Jennifer xxx

Anonymous said...


Can't wait to hear the news! Cancer people are great (I too am a Cancer) I am so excited for you guys.

Love to you both

lauralu said...

do it! pack your bag now! it will give you a feeling of control and accomplishment. when i got it done the other night, i had instant mental peace.

three minute palaver said...

Cancer? Leo? either way Natalie is going to be gorgeous. You're so close now...