Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The First Day of Christmas

"On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me......" a BABY! This Friday is the first day of Christmas (at least in the 12-day countdown), and my baby will be born sometime between 3:15pm and 3:30pm if all goes as planned and my scheduled c-section is not bumped...

The last nine months have been quite an adventure. As my doctor said two weeks ago, "you were so well-behaved for your entire pregnancy..." But, the last three weeks have been extremely challenging. I feel like my body is betraying me: high blood pressure readings on 11/14; ordered to bed rest for toxemia on 11/27; admitted to the hospital just one week later for even-higher-spiking blood pressure; released from the hospital after 30 hours, with an appointment to return this Friday at 1:00pm for a 3:00pm visit to the OB/OR.

I can't wait to meet this kid who looks so precious and beautiful in all of the sonogram pictures...who sleeps when I sleep and kicks when he hears his Pop talking or laughing...or kicks just to reassure his Mama that he is happy and healthy while lying upside down, facing backward and breathing water.

Next time I post here, I'll be a full-fledged member of the club. I'm sure I'll be able to really start racking up WMPs then...

4 comments:

Chaotic Joy said...

Oh Congratulations Paige. We can't wait to welcome you to the club. We will be requiring photos in order to be initiated though.

Can't wait for the announcement. Prayers that things go smoothly and easily for you and baby.

karen said...

Yay for December 19th! I'm with Joy about pictures being required to promote your current apprenticeship to full-fledged membership. Be selective, though. If you send one showing how effortlessly you've lost all the baby weight and managed to become tan and toned in the time it takes for your stitches to heal we will all appear at your house and force you to eat lots of healthy vegetables on Zero Nutrition Thursday.

Epiphany Alone said...

Vegetables? I thought we used Krispy Kremes.

We'll be thinking about you on Friday at 3:15 PM :)

Grandmoo said...

What a wonderful Christmas present! All good wishes to you, hubby, and your precious baby. (I'm not sure you get any points for giving birth. You have to sleep through a feeding or something!)