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Monday, January 14, 2008

Coming soon. . .

The end is near! Even more near than I thought it would be. My doctor came into the exam room this morning and could tell by the look on my face that I have had enough! I told her that I needed her to tell me that Jack would be here sooner than next Wednesday, or she needed to help me have a major attitude adjustment. She helped with both. I've still not dilated any more, so he's clearly not coming today or tomorrow. However, my doctor is on-call this weekend and she said if I *happened* to not eat anything after midnight on Friday and I *happened* to wake up Saturday morning *maybe* feeling contractions and I called her, she will deliver him Saturday. I honestly could have kissed her. The difference in my attitude knowing that he'll be here 4 days earlier than we planned was enormous. I am so glad my doctor was willing to work with me! Her concern was that delivery before 38 weeks can be risky, especially with boys, because there's always a chance that his lungs won't be fully developed and he'll require breathing help. She said she was totally comfortable delivering him this weekend. I told her to plan on it!

So I'm relieved that he'll be out sooner, and I have plenty of time to get some things done. You know I need a plan and a to-do list! I'm glad I'll be able to get my hair cut, my eyebrows done, and maybe even slide in a mani/pedi. Chris is working like 20 hours of overtime this week, so he'll be exhausted by Friday, but I will certainly be taking advantage of at least part of the day to get some things done!

2 comments:

Susan said...

Good News! I can't wait to see the pictures. I will be thinking of you Saturday.

nmpiche said...

Good luck Kim! Glad to hear the end is near. Can't wait to see what Jack looks like. Best of luck! - Nicole