Thursday, August 21, 2008

September 20, 2008...

September 20th is the day that we’re planning on having this little baby. This will most likely be my baby's birthday. Of course it will ultimately depend on the hospital, but the doctor and I are planning on the 20th.

That’s four weeks away. FOUR! I’m panicking a little…I still don’t think it’s really hit me that we’ll have a third child is one month. I’m not ready at all, and for my personality type, that sucks. We don’t have any diapers, I don’t have a diaper bag, clothes aren’t washed (heck, they’re still down in boxes), I haven’t brought out any bottles, or blankets, or the car seat, or the bed the baby will sleep in…we still don’t have a name picked out.

The third child syndrome has started already. With our first we were so ready. We were so ready so early. I’m a planner, and I like to have things planned out as much as I can. And while all of those items seem very miniscule and easy to accomplish (at least that’s what my husband keeps telling me), it bugs me that they’re not done.

Outside of the worry of getting all of these things done, I can’t wait to see this baby! I can’t wait to see if it’s a boy or a girl, and who it looks like, and to see my other kids interact with it. I can’t wait to not be pregnant anymore!!! We’re going to Bristol, TN this weekend for the race, and I’m dreading the heat and walking being this preggo. I’ve done it before…we went to the Charlotte race when I was this far along with my son and I survived; but that was Charlotte, and Charlotte, to me, is a lot more fun than Bristol.

I just want my body back! I want a drink! Wine, wine cooler, margarita…I’m not picky, I have just missed alcohol a lot more this pregnancy than with any of my other ones (I’m guessing it’s because I’m used to having margaritas in the summer).

At my doctor’s appointment yesterday my doctor was quite perplexed by the size of the baby. I have a history of large babies (my daughter was 9 lbs. 2 oz 4 days early and my son was 8 lbs. 15 oz 2 weeks early), but I guess I have never measured big. And this time is no exception. So she’s trying to guess whether I’ll have another big one or not.

Alright, that’s enough of my complaining…good things are coming…my daughter starts school tomorrow!!!


radioactive girl said...

I remember the last few weeks of pregnancy with my 4th baby, and it felt exactly as you are describing it. I am so excited for you!

I hope your daughter has a great day at school!

Sherry said...

Four weeks left awesome and know what? You will be ready, bottles, diapers, diaper bag, car seat, clothes etc and your new baby will be welcomed into a houseful of love!!!
As for the name, well that will come too. Maybe not until you see that adorable bundle of joy but yep you will have a name!!! :)
The exictement and reality is hitting hard huh? It will all be good just wait!!
I hope you aren't too hot and miserable walking around this weekend, but knowing your personality I know you will make the best of it and have a great time.
Your daughter will love school!!!!

Christy said...

4 weeks! I can't believe it is here all ready, that just seemed to fly by. You will be ready don't, worry everything will fall into place. You are just so much more experienced at it you don't need as much time to figure things out ;)

I hear you on missing the drinks though, 9 weeks in and it is killing me already.

Good luck with the first day of school too!

Oh, and thanks for the congrats. I thought I might have let it slip a little :)

Anonymous said...

WOW! That sure went by fast!!! I can't believe you're just four weeks away from meeting the newest member!!! (Tee hee!!)

FYI, I was not at all prepared for my first - her room was still my office!!! She surprised us by coming early - but we survived!

Anonymous said...

.... and school starting tomorrow? Isn't it a little early? Here we start after Labour Day long weekend.

(Good Luck on her first day!!!)

Jillian, Inc. said...

I can't believe it's only 1 month away. Have fun at the race this weekend. Maybe it won't be as hot as it's been the past few weekends.

Amy W said...

Hope school went well!!

Rachel said...

Now it's less than 4 weeks.


Kelly said...

I think you should have your baby on my bday (even though NOW it isn't a good one) Sept. 11th!! I'm so sure you will have everything ready for the little one when he/she arrives! God Bless you for going to a race this far into your pregnancy...There is NO way I think I would do it!! Hope you have fun!
PS- I can't wait either to find out the sex of the baby!!!