Monday, March 29, 2010

4 weeks to go

The c section is scheduled for 4 weeks tomorrow. I have just 4 very busy weekends between now and then and 4 full weeks of work. People keep asking me if I'm prepared for Hayden's arrival. For the most part the answer is yes...the nursery is ready (just need to sort through the sizes of some hand-me-downs), and we have the necessities (heck there wasn't much to buy!). Plus I'm not too worried about it. After having one, you realize just how little you need in the very beginning as they just want to eat, sleep, poo and cry.

I have been trying to enjoy the last days of having just one child. Playing with Jillian whenever she wants. Enjoying an afternoon nap together on the recliner. Having two under two will be hard, but of course Jeramy is likely to be home for my entire maternity leave, which will make things much easier. I've been joking that it will be he who has the hardest time when I go back to work since he'll have two to take care of by himself. Or perhaps it will be his mom who gets it the worst when she watches Jillian, Hayden and their nearly 4 year old cousin.

Sorry for the sporadic posting as of late. My energy level has been quite low...lower than I think it was at this stage during my pregnancy with Jillian. I've reached the point I feel like I'm about to fall forward when standing up, and I find myself out of breath within a few minutes of doing just about anything. I'm looking forward to Easter this weekend, as it will be the first one where Jillian gets a basket of toys and goodies. I'm sure she'll be on a sugar-high Sunday.

I'll try to post pictures of those festivities and the nursery soon. Promise!

9 comments:

Meghan said...

Wow....I can't believe you've got 4 weeks left! How exciting!!! And I will be anxiously following you once she is born ;)

Happy easter!

Katie said...

Getting so close!!!!

And no apologies necessary, you've had a LOT going on! Rest up and take care of yourself in these final weeks - easier said than done, I know! ;)

I love that my word verification for this is "bless." A good sign, I think!

Roadblocks and Roller Coasters said...

Two under two is rough at times, but having Jeramy around will make a world of difference--trust me. You'll need help and you'll want help. But it's great fun as well. Enjoy your last four weeks! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jen,

I came across your blog when I was looking up enlarged cisterna magna on google. I just met with a pediatric neurosurgeon after a fetal MRI. I would love to talk to you more because I am very worried and can not stop thinking about my baby and what will happen...and I have to wait until August to meet her! Please email me at crismarch7@hotmaill.com. I would really appreciate talking to someone who is going through the same thing. thank you!

Sunny said...

Glad you are doing well! I can't believe we are so close to meeting our little ones... doesn't it seem like yesterday we were having lunch after my first ultrasound? I am excited to meet Hayden!

Nicky said...

Geez, just 4 weeks left? Where in the world did the time go?

Beth Kyle said...

Oh dear! I don't know how your blog didn't get added to my reader! My c-section will be the week after yours. I don't know about you, but my back is already excited....

Barb said...

Good luck and hang in there! Very jealous of your childcare situation btw...

Julie, Todd and Kate said...

Good luck during this last month before babe #2 arrives! It's amazing at how fast the second pregnancy flies by, huh? Enjoy those cuddles w/Jillian too. :)