Only 99 days until we meet Baby Boy! I've been waiting to hit the under-100-mark for weeks now! And I am SOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!! Of course, he could surprise us at any time before or after June 25th....but I have to have a goal date or I'll go nuts!
We have made the decision to drive the 22 hours to the hospital...our social worker thought I was kidding when I told her...and you might think we're nuts... Obviously, we really want to be there for the birth (and I'm hopeful we will)...but when we added up the cost of two last minute airline tickets to a city that doesn't offer direct flights....plus a rental car for 2-3 weeks...and the extra cost of shipping all our stuff, the pros outweighed the cons. Now, we'll be able to have all our essentials (including our own wheels!) without having to worry about conserving space (to a point).
I'm hopeful that we'll make it in time because the doctor has already mentioned C-section and induction to Rebekah (due to her pre-eclampsia). I know that we could very well miss the birth and not get to meet our little man until the next day...but I'm surprisingly at peace about it. God's hand has been so directive in this, I can't help but trust him with the fine details. Rebekah really wants us there...and we want to be there....but if it doesn't work out, than I'm going to believe that God wanted Rebekah to have that time alone with her son and family.
We're not sure how it will all go down....if she still hasn't had the baby by the 23rd or 24th of June we may just start driving...We totally have to take it one day at a time! My psychotic process for planning has begun and the goal is to have everything....and I mean everything done by June 1st. I want to be able to jump in the car and go...completely worry free!!
P.S. There are a lot of details to consider when you're leaving your house for weeks at a time....and bringing another small person, completely dependent on you, home...oh and you've never taken care of a small person before!
If you could only see my sweet, bloom embossed notebook....It contains 10 important and very detailed lists on what needs to get done each week until our ready date! Can you believe it, I only have 10 weeks!?!
P.S.S. I'm SO glad we did the nursery and shower early!
My lists cover every spectrum of chore [and don't be fooled...by "chore," I mean fun. I love to-do lists and even more than that I LOVE preparing for a baby!] From setting up the out-of-state pediatrician to preparing birth announcements to washing all the baseboards and dusting the walls, I have plenty to keep me busy over the next several weeks.
Nothing on earth is going to compare with holding baby boy in my arms for the first time....I want to spend the rest of my life devoting myself to him [I'm seriously not sure if I'll ever put Baby Boy down or let Ben hold him].
Here's the way I see it: Devote the next 10 weeks to years worth of house projects and cleaning and the next 10 years of life to Baby Boy....After that point, the furniture will all need to be moved and everything will need a good dusting again! [smile]
We're counting down the days and making everyday count!