Thursday, May 31, 2012

An Abundance of Crazy

Life has been going at a breakneck pace around these parts lately, or so it seems to me.  Last Saturday, we got Matt on a plane back to Utah for the summer.  He will be back here in August in time for school to start, but considering our lack of space with Baby Girl coming soon, and the fact that he wanted to spend some time with our brother, Zac, before he takes off on his mission in July, Matt decided he should be back in Provo for the summer.  I think that was probably a good choice.
So over the course of the last five days, we have been busy trying to convert bedroom #3 from teenage-boy-bedroom to baby-girl-nursery.  We have painted (PINK!), and Adam has installed beadboard along one wall.  I have been sorting through the miniature clothes, trying to get things ready and put away in the nursery.  We still need to paint the beadboard, hang curtains, and set up the crib, but we are getting there.  My to-do list is seemingly never-ending, the usual things like unburying the infant seat from under the stairs and getting it washed, making freezer meals to have ready for dinner on those first few postpartum days when I don't want to do anything, and getting the van washed/vacuumed out/oil changed.  I am also in the process of making a baby blanket for little Annie, and I am on a quest to find a cute, affordable diaper bag.  And that's just the beginning of the list!  It's been a crazy few days, and I am more or less exhausted.  The thought of laying around in a hospital bed for a couple days sounds pretty good right now!
When I went to the doc this morning, though, I found out that I haven't progressed at all.  Disappointing to say the least, especially considering all the activity and stress that I have been through over the last week.  I was hoping, only 12 days out from the due date now, that something would be happening!
But the silver lining is that I pled with my doctor, and she agreed to set an induction date.  True, it's not until 3 days after my due date--June 15, two weeks from tomorrow, but since Kaiser policy is to not induce until 8 days overdue, I am feeling that it is a small victory.  I am really hoping to go into labor naturally before then, but at least now there is an end in sight!

Right after I got the washed car seat cover put back on the seat, McKay climbed in with a blanket and said, "Mmm.  This is comfy!"  I hope his little sister thinks so, too!


Ash said...

did I read that right.... you're MAKING a blanket??? I'm SUPER impressed!!!

Meggin said...

I know, right? I sewed a flag for girls camp last week, which was actually kind of a huge project. And then I thought, if I can do this for the young women, shouldn't I do it for my own daughter? So I sort of guilted myself into it!

lanita said...

I've been thinking of you and wondering how you were doing, so thanks for the update! Sounds like you're busier than ever. Annie needs to come now before you run yourself completely into the ground. Hang in there girl!