Thursday, March 1, 2012

A WONDERful Couple of Days

Yesterday, I was really feeling like this baby wanted to come on Leap Year Day. Without going into too much detail, there was the nausea/ lack of appetite that I’ve had with other babies on delivery day and the gotta-go feeling if you know what I mean. Aaron came home from work early. We both canceled our evening commitments at Church and broke the bad news to Xander that he’d have to miss hockey. By the kids' bedtime, contractions were 5-6 minutes apart. I kept waking up once I went to bed. I was a little bummed when I woke up at 12:03 and realized I had missed my chance for a leap year baby. Then around 3:30am, just after Xander came into our room to inform us he had a stomachache, contractions seemed to stop and I slept fine.


And today? Xander woke up this morning disappointed that there was no baby to meet; he said he thought he heard something going on last night. Sorry, bud, that was just me going to the bathroom. Gratefully the nausea has mostly left and my appetite partially returned, still the gotta-go feeling, but only the occasional contraction. Pretty much, it feels like nothin' is really going anywhere. Although I am having a mild contraction as I write this. Just enough to make us keep wondering if it'll turn into the "real thing" sooner than later. Aaron can hardly stand being at work since my track record for noticing when my labor is going somewhere isn’t very good. (With Hazel, he said we should probably go to the hospital. My reply was, “we can if you feel like we should, but I’m just tired—I wanna sleep.” We went and the baby came 13 minutes later. It makes the poor guy a bit concerned. And I have to admit that I don’t exactly want to have this baby at home with just me and the kids. Elodie is a super helpful 5-year-old, but she might be in a bit over her head with that one.)

Since we've been wondering all day yesterday and today, I guess you could say we've had a wonderful couple of days!


Rachel Sorber said...

Hmmmm... Well, I'm excited to read the next post--about your new little one! Hopefully it will involve an easy labor and a hospital...and well taken care of kids. :)

Sarah said...

Wow, that is exciting! I'm sure your new little one will appreciate having a birthday more than once every four years, although it would have been cool to have him/her on February 29. Good luck with delivery! You look like you're ready!

The Dahle Family said...

Rachel, believe it or not, we are not planning on this birth involving a hospital! Being 2 hours from a hospital, not having real insurance, having a husband who's a PA, and having 4 easy and natural deliveries under your belt makes you seriously consider home birth as an option! Or maybe moving to Alaska makes you crazy... Or only crazy people move to Alaska? :)

Marliese said...

You look awesome, Nette. Tessa told me my belly is SO small compared to yours. I'm insulted. :) I told her I do have about 3 months left..but the truth is I will never have the girth you do, even on my due date. Lucky!!

The Dahle Family said...

Aaron and I both agree that I look way smaller in this picture than I do in real life. It doesn't do my real girth justice. People I don't even know say, "Whoa!" when I turn to the side.