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!


  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.

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

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

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

  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.

  6. My guess is boy!

  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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