Friday, April 8, 2011

Jack McCoy Alderman

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Night Before Baby

Well, this is it.  This is the last night that I know for sure that I will be pregnant!  My emotions have run the gamut today from excited to relieved to anxious to down right panicked!

I am as prepared as I think I can be.  Considering that I have technically been in labor for over four weeks now (thanks for informing that labor technically begins when the cervix begins to change... that bit of info has made me feel great! :/), I have been prepared for a while.  However, today, I have been scrambling trying to do and re-do everything on my to-do list so that I'm extra prepared.

I have to admit, though, that while I should be sleeping now, resting up for tomorrow's event, I can't.  I'm tired, exhausted really, but my mind won't quit... Not to mention Chuck is snoring like crazy.  UGH!

I am more nervous about having my second baby than I was about having my first.  And, the only thing I can really figure out is that before I knew that if something happened to me that Chuck and my family would be able to comprehend and deal with it on some level.  This time around, with Emma being only two, I worry about her if something were to go terribly wrong and happen to me.  She won't understand and that breaks my heart.

Not that I'm expecting anything to go wrong.  I know that I am in very good hands with my doctor.  But, there are freak accidents that happen.  And, of course, in my recent days of reading about labor, I have run across stories about all of them!

Anyway, I plan on uploading pictures of my sweet baby boy once he gets here and telling you all about how he arrived safely.  I am thinking positive now and putting any negative thoughts away... well, except for those about the snoring that is keeping me awake and interrupting my thoughts to the point that I give up writing!  Maybe I'll be able to fall asleep.

Say a prayer for me, Chuck, Emma and our sweet baby boy!  He will be here soon!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Another Baby Update

Monday seems like it was a million years ago! This week has been dragging on... Much as I expected.

I went to my doctor appointment Monday with high hopes that he would induce me Tuesday. But, as I kind of knew, no such luck. I hadn't progressed much and he didn't feel that I would really be ready on Tuesday. He told me I could be stretched, but he didn't want to do that and then send me home because it might encourage labor, and well, labor while on the road is never a good idea.

As we continued to talk, he felt that I wouldn't make it another week and that when I did go, I would go quickly... I had Emma in about 5 hours.

I was pretty disappointed because I am miserable and ready to have this baby. Plus, I knew that if I told Chuck the truth about what he said, he wouldn't want me to come home and risk going into labor two and a half hours from the doctor. He would want me to stay at my parents'. Don't get me wrong, I love my parents and I love being at their house, but I feel guilty when I am there so much and away from home. I don't like Chuck going a long time without seeing Emma (and me), plus I feel like I am taking advantage of my parents. I know they don't feel that way and love helping out with Emma. I just feel bad.

Anyway, we kept talking and my doctor said that he was on call all weekend. He also said that if I came in and had been having contractions, he wouldn't send me home. The more we talked, it became pretty clear that I would be having a baby this weekend. Whew! I didn't think I could last any longer!

So, on Friday, I will be having a baby! We are all so excited! I have been home since Monday trying to finish up anything and everything possible. I'm at the point of unpacking and re-packing my hospital bag! I think I'm ready.

I can't believe it's almost here! And, I can't wait to meet my sweet baby boy!

Jessica Alderman

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Batteries Not Included

Emma and I attended a birthday party yesterday for our cousin, Noah.  It was a beautiful day, and a great outdoor party. 

As the party was coming to an end, the kids took their turns batting at a pinata.  Though Emma didn't take part in this part of the party (for the saftey of everyone involved!), she did go pick up candy and treats once the pinata had been broken. 

She returned to me with her goody bag and we looked through it.  After sampling all of the candy, she came across a kazoo.  She inspected it before putting it to her mouth and blowing on one end.  Nothing happened, so she took it out of her mouth, looked at it again and blew on the other end.  Still, nothing happened.  Then, she handed it to me and screamed, "Batteries! Batteries!  It needs batteries!"

Happy Sunday!