Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Go time

Well, today is the big day. TB is becoming a party of five. We're leaving for the hospital in a bit, and hopefully sometime this afternoon Baby #2 will join our merry band. Friends, family, coworkers and perfect strangers are evenly split on whether it's a baby boy or girl. Mary Clare consistently -- and emphatically -- insists we are having a BABY GURL! so we shall soon see if big sister is correct.

I must admit to being a bit nervous now that the day is upon us. Yesterday we pre-registered, did blood work and met with the anesthesiologist (so different with a scheduled c-section!) for a consult. The anesthesiologist said I might still have some of the shaking and tremors from the anesthesia, but she assured me that it will be a far more pleasant experience than last time, when I labored for 18+ hours, was pumped full of fluids and other goodies, and Dr. Simckes tried to turn Mary Clare, before eventually deciding that we needed to do a c-section.

Oh, hell, what do I care? Even if the anesthesia does another number on me, it is all worth it for that moment I hold our sweet baby for the first time.

Stay tuned for the big announcement!

7 comments:

  1. SOOOOO excited for you! Can't wait to hear the big news!!!!!!

    Also jealous you get the good ice and graham crackers from St. Johns. Oh yeah, and a freakin' precious baby. Good luck!
    I'll put my last minute vote in for boy.

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  2. no....I'm going girl on this one.

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  3. Per my calendar your due date is the 19th, not today. I call shenanigans!

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  4. Haha, Leslie! I'm going girl, too.

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  5. I'm going with my initial gut feeling --- BOY. I've been waffling lately because of Mary Clare, but I'm putting my official guess out there as BOY.

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  6. My guess is boy!
    Sue

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  7. My guess is boy based on the blue vibe of the nursery. Can't wait to hear! Hope all is going well!

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