May 25, 2011
Wait, we’re really having a baby next week?!?
I still feel like next Wednesday WILL. NEVER. COME. but my darling husband has just finally realized that we’re going to be having a baby next week, LOL!
Our “official” induction date won’t be set until our appointment on Friday, but right now, we’re 99% sure that we’re going to be induced next Tuesday night, the 31st, in order to have him on June 1st. That way, his surgery will be on Thursday or Friday when there are more bodies and support available at the hospital.
I was talking to S yesterday and he mentioned that he might take Monday off of work. (Yes it’s a holiday, but that never means much to my husband.) 😉 So I said, that would be great, but you know you have to take next Wednesday and Thursday off as well, right? And he was like, “why?”
At first I thought he was kidding, but he legitimately had not made the connection between what was going to happen and when! We’ve been in this hurry up and wait mode for several weeks now, and it has felt like baby boy’s birth is so far away, but now it’s really right around the corner!
We’ve discussed that it really doesn’t make sense for S to take time off just to sit with me in the NICU, that I’d rather he take some time off when we bring the baby home…but he obviously needs to be with me when we’re actually in labor (LOL!) and when the baby’s having surgery. The following days and weeks we’ll just have to play by ear.
So now I just have to find ways to keep myself busy for the next week – when I can’t actually DO anything without setting off a round of contractions! So frustrating. I guess I should probably work on my shower thank yous, huh? 😉