Tuesday, January 27, 2009

With a week and a half to go until D Day (and less than two weeks max), I'm definitely starting to think more about when "it" will happen, how, etc. It's all such a fascinating part of the mystery!

I had a great talk with Kirk this morning about being at peace with what is meant to be. Peace is my favorite word, and it comes in especially handy right now. Peace about how the delivery will happen. Peace that I am about to embark on something that there’s literally no way to prepare for. Peace that I might be induced and have to go to bed one night (and try to sleep!) knowing I’ll be a mother the next day. And peace that the baby will be healthy. I know it will all happen the way it’s meant to, unfolding in a way that none of us are meant to know. But it's still a little nervewracking!

It reminds me of a quote I had on my mirror for a time; I just love it.
While I wait, the world is conspiring in my favor.
I won't try to change things, push the flow, or control the circumstances. I will embrace the discomfort of waiting, using this time to strengthen my personal power, which no outside person or event can ever give me.

So if you are looking for me, I'll be busy strengthening my personal power, embracing the discomfort of waiting for the world to conspire to bring Baby Wright into the world! Peace!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A funny tidbit

Almost nobody makes me laugh like my college friend Aaron. Today I asked her if she had any "no holds barred" wisdom for me. She came through like a champ! I have to share one of her thoughts on pushing in labor.

The nurse will want you to count with her while you push, but watch out because she’ll try to make the count longer and longer. Like this: one…two…threeee…gooood……fourrrrrrr……..


ok, now fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive……..aaaaannnnnnndddddd siiiiiiixxxxx……….niiiiiice……now…..seeeeeveeeeeennnnnnn…..
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate(8)………………OKaaaayyyyyy, go tooooooo niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine………..
and laaaaasssst iisss teeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.

And THEN have the nerve to end it all with a sweet, “Good job!”

I will be so onto that nurse's antics now! Thanks, Aaron!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

The home stretch

I survived Christmas! I thought it was so funny that I wasn't allowed to travel, since it meant I had to do most of the work of hosting my 11 family members at home. But it was really fun, and my mom and Kirk were a ton of help with the cooking, baking and overall preparations.

My brother Craig and brother-in-law Scott were also awesome helping us set up the nursery (essentially the mudroom connected to the laundry room). We're using Melinda's furniture, which is incredibly special, and the yet-to-arrive fabulous glider. I've decided to go with chocolate brown and soft blue no matter what gender. This way, I don't have to paint, and I also found cute fabric that matches the room. (I am telling myself I will NOT fall for "everything has to be pink for girls!" Remind me of this later!)

I have now done my first load of baby laundry. Everyone says I'll be doing so much (which makes my nursery placement connected to the laundry room PERFECT!), but I honestly can't imagine, since the clothes are so TINY! I had no idea of the etiquitte of giving Christmas gifts to babies not born yet, but my family has overwhelmed us with the most wonderful things to celebrate the arrival. We've also been blessed with amazing hand-me-downs from Melinda and my high school friend Debbie's sons. If it's a boy, we're SET! And if it's a girl, well, we SHOP! Either way, we're good!!

The craziest thing happening right now is the baby moving. I say moving, because it's much bigger than a kick now. It happens all over my tummy, and it's indescribably and undeniably a baby in there. So it's definitely getting more real. I keep telling Kirk this baby is going to rock our world in ways we can't even predict. I can't wait - I think Kirk's heart is just going to open right up when he sees that baby.

The other crazy thing is thinking of going back to work tomorrow. Really? They expect people in their ninth month to actually work? Huh. What's that about? :)

I packed my bag for the hospital today, and so I'm theoretically "ready" (HA!) should the baby make its appearance. The last thing I still need is a car seat, which I'm getting from my friend Lisa on the 10th. Hopefully she'll help us install the base too! Other than that, we have diapers and paci's, and really, what else could little Baby Wright need?