Tuesday, September 22, 2009

30 days

Should I make a paper-chain?

If I could be sure I'd have my baby on (or BEFORE) that date, I would.
Too bad there's really nothing magical about the DUE DATE.
My babies have never been born on that day.
In fact I've never even gone into labor - 2 inductions.

So...this oughta be interesting, to say the least.
Mayo wont induce until I'm a full week late.
that means, if this baby is anything like my others, probably a 9.5 - 10 pounder.
[Noah, 2 days late, 9lbs 2 oz - Alex, 1 week early, 8lbs 7oz]

I started out this pregnancy planning on going late. You know, mental prep.
At this point I can only think as far as OCTOBER 22.
Anything beyond that will push me over the edge.

If October 22nd comes and goes with me still pregnant...well, I'll deal with that when I get there.
Right now I just can't.

Yes, I am that miserable.
Yes, I remember that recovery is miserable too.
But at least at that point you start to improve.
Right now, I'm on that downward slide - everyday, a little worse.

On second thought, maybe YOU should make a paper-chain.
Cuz I bet you can't wait for me to quit blogging about this pregnancy
(If it's any consolation, it's my last.)

And just for the record...I think it's a girl.
What's your guess?


Michele said...

I think it's a boy. And I'm excited for your pregnancy to be over so you can eventually get back to your blogging self, meaning you post more often, and more pictures of the kids. This pregnancy really made your posting infrequent and I want more. And it's definitely a boy.

Sarah said...

You poor girl! I hope you have your baby sooner than later, too. I would totally guess it's a girl with how miserable you've been. My girls were WAY harder pregnancies than my boy. But who knows. I am so excited to find out :) I'm still trying to recover from having my baby... over 4 months ago!!! But your baby will be an angel, sleeping through the night within weeks, hardly ever crying, and just smelling like a newborn and snuggling with you. Hang in there!!

Randy and Tiffany said...

I think its a boy. Will your dr. strip your membranes on your due date? I swear thats what put me into labor...that and speed walking outside around our neighborhood for an hour. It hurt like hell...but it was worth it to put me into labor

Carolyn Hanson said...

Oh Summer! I'll make a paper chain for you. Or maybe I'll just have you over for lunch for the next 30 days. Would that help? :)

Hang in there!

PS. If it makes you feel better, you do not look or act miserable!

Elise said...

Girl. I'll be counting down with ya Sums. If it's any consolation... You are pretty much the cutest prego mom out!


Telitha said...

I'm guessing girl, because that's what I keep guessing for myself (although I haven't been right yet:))... good luck hanging in there!

Carrie Anne said...

i hope it's a girl & that she is born on october 24th b/c that's my birthday so you could name her after me.:) NOT!:) i'm super excited you're waiting until the babe comes out...i love those kinds of surprises!!!!

robyne said...

I'm guessing a boy...probably his personality will be sweet, quiet, and obedient...you deserve that with a third baby, believe me I know!
Love you sweetie, hang in there!