Wednesday, August 11, 2010

20 Months, 35 Weeks, and a Baby Pool

Today, Miss L is 20 months old.  It's hard to believe at times.  It's funny to look at her newborn pictures and try to remember that baby.  She is full of personality!  My favorite thing is laughing with her when she gets up in the morning or after nap.  She's usually quite happy.  I love watching her want to help me around the house -- it doesn't matter what we are doing she just wants to be a part of it all.  What fun adventures are in store next?  I love being  a mom for sure!

Today, I am also 35 weeks along in my pregnancy with Miss A.  There have been times that I have thought that this pregnancy would NEVER end.  I think part of that comes a) we found out super early that I was pregnant and b) the valley heat really sucks it out of you!  So, here we are.  We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our newest addition.  It is thrilling beyond all belief that we have this little blessing coming now.  At the same time it's incredibly scary.  You know, it's a mixed bag of wonderful emotions.

While some folks would say that we probably have another 5 weeks in front of us we could easily be heading off to the hospital next week.  You see, Miss L was born at 36 weeks to. the. day.  There was no medical reason that she came early other than she was ready.  We have heard and read that many mothers tend to deliver around the same time.  Yes, I know there are exceptions to this.  We have also read that breech babies can come early for whatever reason.  Miss L was breech which resulted in a cesarean section.  So, while we know we could be waiting another 5 weeks for Miss A's arrival we are just getting prepared for an early visit from the stork.  I think I will pack the hospital bag tomorrow. ha!

So, I thought a baby pool would be fun!  Leave your guess for date and time -- and guess her weight, too.  Miss L was 7lbs. 6oz for a reference point.  We may have a gift card incentive to a favorite coffee place if you play along...ahem.  :)  My due date is officially September 15 for those that want to know that information.  I will post this on another social networking forum so you can enter there if you want... but only enter once, please. 

Oh, and of course, we will keep you updated as to when she arrives!