Sunday, March 10, 2013

Last Day!

Today is my last day before the C-Section!  I am so very glad nothing has happened up until this point.  I will be ever so glad when this is over and baby is here safe and sound.  We just had him on the monitor and he entertained me with a case of the hiccups!
Surgery is scheduled for about 9:40 AM.  I'm sure they will be prepping me before then and it will take some time before I am back in my room.  I will update when I feel good enough to do so!
Josh and I are still struggling with a name for this lil' guy.
Well, as you can see, I finished the quilt top I've been working on since getting here.  The robots took some time as I had to draw them and create them like paper dolls, then with fabric.  They were fun, but as I ran out of ideas (even with the use of the internet) I made a few rockets which I like.  I'm happy with how it looks and it was good to have something to do.  Although, I am learning that having something to do doesn't mean you aren't bored.  I've been bored several times though I've had my quilt, scrap-booking,  movies, and books.  I have read The Magic or Ordinary Days,  These Is My Words, and Call the Midwife.  These were all worth reading-the first just a quick escape and love story-WWII .  The second was a beautiful love story about a pioneer woman in AZ in the late 1800s.  Sad, and sweet and worth reading for sure.  It is roughly based on the author's grandmother.  The third, Call the Midwife, is amazing!  An amazing memoir of a 1950s midwife in London.  (If you are a sensitive reader skip the chapters on prostitution).  Still, an amazing read!  Let's just say I'm glad to be in 2013 in the US, and to have birth control!  Read it!!
 I finally got Ivan's hospital book together.  I've been saving a pile of stuff since 2007,when he had his brain tumor removed, to put together in a small book for him.  I want to have it for when he asks about his scar.  I've showed him the pictures before, but now they are finally organized!  It was fun to see how much him and Vinny look alike.  Also crazy to think that Ivan was only two when he went through that.  This hospital stay has felt like a cake-walk compared to the stress and worry I had for Ivan at that time.
Not that this has been fun.  I've had some night-mares and anxiety.  Too much free time to think.  But, overall I'm healthy and so is baby so what more can we ask for?
John-David is doing well, although I'm sure he will be glad when he gets to go home.  Some of my favorite phone calls from him included these questions:
When do you shower?
How do you get vomit out of a mattress?
How much milk do you buy each week?
My boys have enjoyed having him.  John made a putt-putt golf course in the basement complete with obstacles!  Overall, the boys are doing ok, though probably a bit moody.  I hope to get back to normal soon, although we will have a new normal now that there will soon be another boy in the house.
Josh is hanging in there-trying to be super dad, a good resident, and still give me some attention.  He's a great guy, and I love him so much.