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!

6 Responses to “Baby Update”

  • Our midwives have prepared us for a late delivery. According to them, both the length of a full term and the assumption that being two weeks overdue is dangerous to the baby was settled based on 1950s medical science; they are inclined to wait as long as we’re comfortable waiting, which suits me fine.

    Of course, we’re not due for another month.

    Good luck!

  • Yay! That is so cool. Believe me, I know how hard it is to wait! Aisling was a crazy-late baby. It’s probably the same trait that makes her so hard to wake up in the mornings for school!

    And I remember being able to feel when Aisling had hiccups, so I’d believe yer lady there. It cracked me up everytime she’d do it.

  • Thanks for the update.

    You three were in my thoughts this weekend.

    Good luck and MEGA congratulations.

  • Best of luck, folks. Hang on in there, and we eagerly await news.

    And I don’t know anyone who went either early or on time with their first. Just roll with the punches. Or kicks, as the case may be.

    My surefire theory on how to get the baby to come out would be to have Em sit in your parents’ basement and have your mother yell from upstairs demanding that that child come out right now.

  • That baby is a slacker.

  • Thanks for all the encouragement, guys. It really helps balance out the crazy family members who are convinced that 1 week past due is risky.

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