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Who’s Late? We’re Late! And Proud!

So we’re allegedly late. It seems to be making some members of our family anxious. We’re just simply enjoying every moment of this pregnancy. Luckily Emily and the baby are completely healthy and we’re progressing nicely!

All this has made us ask our family about when we were born in relation to our due date. It seems most of us were born 1-2 weeks late. Em was even born 16 days late. And the statistic is only 4% of babies are born on their scheduled due date. There ya go. That’s science!

So here’s a poll to see where OMers stand.


Things In The Now

  • David and Catherine finally settled on their house in Hampden. I helped them paint this weekend. Cath and I ventured to Home Depot to pick up a ladder and other various sundries. Strangely I think this was the first time we got to chat one on one without Em or David present. I think it solidified the fact that she and I are just as similar as David and Emily are.
  • We realized I had never watched Grease with Emily. We started it. But did not finish it.
  • Psychology Today tells us Why women who don’t use condoms feel happier.
  • The Cure’s Mixed Up is quite possibly my favorite record of theirs despite what the critics say.
  • We resolved a serious crack in the cosmic egg with a set of parents and how they were treating us in the quality of care we chose as informed consumers. IE. midwives with a birthing center. We’re back with everyone on board now.
  • Annette is coming down tomorrow to be our right-hand-man for the birth. We’re so excited. And we’re never going to know when Emily will need her Coke to get her through this. So it’s great she’ll be there for us.
  • Instead of Billy (Annette’s husband) giving me last minute advise about childbirth last night, he asked me about dSLR’s. 😉
  • Emily had acupuncture the other day to move the pregnancy along. The woman moved the baby’s hands away from it’s head so the head could move further in to place. And in turn Emily walks more fluidly as she evened out her hips which will also help move the pregnancy along.
  • I am still doing parineal massage with Emily. And we’ve just started to give her evening primrose, vaginally. Pitosin, my ass.
  • I still have a big question concerning one aspect of hospital births. I have yet to understand why doctors tell Mothers to stay off drugs for their pregnancy, then they go in to labor and they are put on an epidural for pain, prostaglandins for thinning the cervix and oxytocin or pitosin to help encourage contractions. Just to name a few. I am not judging, nor am I saying anything other than something here isn’t consistent with what the doctors say. And I can’t see how these drugs don’t affect the baby or the mother negatively when other drugs do.
  • So everything else is great. We’re totally still enjoying every moment of our last days of Emily being pregnant. And we’re ready for the new addition to our family!

Baby Update

First off, thanks for all the calls and emails…

It’s amazing our friends and family remembered Emily’s due date. People surprise us everyday. Or rather, our friends and family really make us feel warm and gooey inside.

Sadly there is no baby yet. Em was due this past Saturday. But since only 4% of babies are actually born on their due date, like most, this baby will be late. We’re getting pretty anxious, but it’s definitely an excited anxious. Most of the other couples from our birthing class have had their baby, so it should be our turn now! Ok. It’s just us being impatient. There. I said it. Emily is kicking ass and has had a great pregnancy. She’s also been making a lot of smoothies (They are yummy, yo.) and I have been going up and down the stairs ~21.7 times per day. My thighs are ripped. But she’s the superstar. No doubt.

The baby is kicking up a storm. When we sit next to each other it totally nudges me when I lean up on Em. Sometimes it will kick back if I push on the belly. Emily says that she can hear it burping. But I am not sure if I believe her. Remember, this is the girl who frequently takes hours to realize her underwear is on backwards (and inside-out).

Just to clear up some myths:

  1. We do not know the gender. We decided not to find out in the 2 sonograms we had. We feel it’s the last surprise of life. Not to mention receiving only pink or baby blue clothes made us a little queasy.
  2. We have two names picked out. One for a boy and one for a girl. You’ll find out when it is born.

When we saw the Midwife last week she was thinking thinking sometime later this week. Bebe is already in the correct position, so it only needs to fully drop and we’ll be good to go! We have our weekly appointment Wednesday and we could know more then. But really, we’ll only know when it happens! And you’ll be the first to know.

Thanks for playing. And feel free to keep calling the hotline. We love you and your persistence!