Sunday, March 24, 2013

Does eggplant help birth?

We'll see! I don't know what Pete or Faith said that made me laugh so much, but the double funny of a "belly laugh" was too much not to post!

I had eggplant for dinner tonight. When Zade was several days late, I ate eggplant parm for dinner around 7:00 p.m.  He was born around 9:30 the next morning.

Micah is officially set to be "done" on Monday. However, I have been having contractions off and on pretty hard (but not enough to be true labor) for over a week. As I'm blogging, I'm feeling a few hard ones. *But* this has happened before so I can't yet say if I'm in labor.

So here's what we do...text or call everyone involved with a heads up, it might be happening. Then...go to bed.  If it is labor, I'll be in greater "discomfort" soon enough. If not, then I'll at least enjoy some rest.

If you follow me on twitter or facebook, I'll update those first (quicker & easier). If you don't see a post in the next day with baby birth announcement, just assume he's still hanging around in there making me waddle around out here! Thanks for your prayers & well wishes!!

Love, Carra

Friday, March 8, 2013

Birth room ready

Here it is as promised!

It looks different than before...mainly because I can't seem to leave anything alone as far as furniture layout (really, ask Pete).

We opted for a twin bed and have the co-sleeper set up with clean sheets and lots of lap pads.

The "equipment" for the birth - tub, plastic sheeting, gauze, cord clamp, etc are in bins under the bed and in the drawers of the dresser (not shown). We're least as ready as one can be to give birth!

The tub will be inflated and filled with water once things really start progressing. At this point, it would fill the room. So we're waiting with that. However, Pete already has the hose attached to the shower filter.

Still March 25th due date. But lots of Braxton-Hicks contractions make me wonder...


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Belly picture

So here it is (here I am). I realize that I had not posted any real belly pictures. I was told today I looked like I was poking out more. Looking at this I look even bigger than I feel....and I feel pretty big!

I hope to completely clean and finalize the preparations for the birth room tomorrow and I'll try to post some pictures.

March 25th - we'll see if he waits that long. I kind of doubt it. But I've had my children trick me before with their birthdays LOL!