Monday, May 07, 2007

ETA: Friday!

May 4th, 2006 was one of the most heart-wrenching days of my existence. My husband and I went to the sonogram room and came out changed people. At that point, we learned that our baby would not end up in our arms and we were asked to think about scheduling a d&c very soon.

May 4th, 2007 was a remarkably better date. My husband and I went to the same sonogram room and learned that our baby will end up in our arms very soon and were asked to think about scheduling an induction date very soon.

Maybe this is what it means to come full-circle. I think I understand the meaning of "bittersweet" now. (I keep hearing song lyrics in my head, "if you never stop when you wave goodbye, you just might find if you give it time, you will wave hello again...you just might wave hello again.") How can I be so lucky?


I'm excited! And nervous. But mostly excited! The sonogram estimated her head measures 40 wks, while the rest of her is between 37 and 38 weeks (thank you, husband). She's somewhere in the neighborhood of 7lbs 9oz right now. My blood pressure was elevated (I'm medicated, so it really shouldn't be) but there were no traces of protein in my urine, so the doctor wasn't immediately concerned. I go back this afternoon to recheck it, and if everything looks okay, we'll go in Friday morning and have this baby! (If not ok, we'll have her sooner). The reality of the situation hasn't really hit yet. We spent the better part of the weekend marveling to each other, "Wait, but next week we'll actually have a real baby here."

10 comments:

M said...

HOLY CANOLI! I can't believe it's here already! About time you update us all. ;) I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to hear all about it!

The Road Less Travelled said...

Wow that went fast (yeah easy for me to say). I can't wait till you're holding your little one. Sending you positive vibes for a safe delivery.

Rachel said...

Congratulations! I hope everything goes(or went) well.

Anam_Kihaku said...

YEAH!!! so chuffed for you.

Flmgodog said...

De-lurking to say I can't believe this Friday is the day for you. And I took a big gulp when I read that first line and thought you meant 2007. Just as I was about to start crying I realized I read the first date incorrectly.

Only a few more days to go until you meet her!! WOOO HOOOO!!!

ms. c said...

WOW! The time has FLOWN by!
I'm hoping for an easy time with the delivery, and will be checking back furiously for pictures!
All the best, Mandolyn!

The Town Criers said...

Oh my G-d!!! You're going to see your baby soon :-) This is so exciting. You're right--this IS going to be a much better Mother's Day this year. Congratulations and I'll be sending so many good thoughts to you on Friday. Here's to an easy labour and delivery. And many happy days.

MaddyBoud said...

How exciting! Can't wait to see her. Good luck with everything.

The Town Criers said...

Update, update. How are mom and baby? Sending good thoughts to you guys.

ms. c said...

So? So??????????????