November 27, 2012

Dear Bounce

Dear Bounce,

I am dying to meet teeny tiny little man in my belly!! The reality of the fact that a second little person will be entering our world has been washing over me recently: I can't wait to sniff your little head and stroke your tiny fingers. I am excited and nervous: how will I manage to meet your every need and dote on you while not leaving your big brother feeling like he has been abandoned by his mommy?

What will you look like, Baby Bounce?! Will you be a hairy black haired little beast like your big brother was or will you be bald? Will you be all skinny limbs or a little chunker?  Will you nurse easily? Sleep easily? Smile easily? What will your favourite song be?  What will make you giggle?   In such a short time I'll have the answers to these questions and so many more!

I hope you are as excited as we are for you to meet the crazy family you have been listening to from your safe spot in Mommy's tummy.  So many people are counting down to your arrival, you are loved so much!
Come out and see us soon, Baby Boy!  We cannot wait to hold you in our arms and nuzzle your soft skin.

Much love,
Your Mama xox

39 Weeks!

I am officially finished work!  Yesterday I took a personal day to spend with my man on his birthday and I am off thanks to killer pains in my groin that made it difficult for me to remain upright for more than 30 minutes at a time these past few weeks at work.  The Rockstar has a very rough night on Sunday so it ended up being a family day yesterday with Mommy & Daddy caring for a tired boy with a runny nose.  I am counting today as my first day of quiet before the storm.  The house is totalled, we have not started decorating for Christmas, I have loads of laundry to deal with and I should feel like nesting but instead I am plopped on the couch following a lovely 2 hour nap.  Maybe it's time to start blogging again?!

Bounce could be here any day now! I was at the OB last week and was informed that my "cervix is coming along nicely".  Dr M thinks I'll be dilating this week so the baby could be here any time now.  I'm excited and nervous all rolled up into one. I've been experiencing braxton hicks and Friday night had an hour long false alarm.  I was induced with the Rockstar so I'm not sure what to expect if I go into labour naturally this round... from the little taste on Friday night I suspect a crazy adrenalin high, a lot of OW and a whole lot of pacing is to be expected.   I have a feeling the little man will make an early appearance but I guess only time will tell.

Once again I am strep B positive so if my water breaks on its own I will have to head immediately to the hospital to be hooked up to that damn IV for antibiotics.  I know an IV should be the least of my worries but the number of jabs it took to get that puppy in there with the Rockstar made it one of the worst parts of my birthing experience. Yes, I know, I should be grateful if that was the case!!  Fingers crossed Dr M's predictions of a very quick 2-4 hour labour are accurate and then you can hear me whine about IVs again following Bounce's arrival..  

I am overdue to post belly pics so here they are!  We went for some family photos on the weekend so that we will have some beautiful professional shots of Bounce while he is still in my belly at 38.5 weeks! I'll post a few when I get my paws on them.  I was able to stick around after the shoot and saw the photos: I think they are fabulous!  It's funny, I see my little Rockstar every day but while looking at those photos I realized that suddenly he is more little boy than baby.  I suppose it will be even more obvious once his little brother is on the outside... what a thought!

39 weeks in love!  When will the little guy arrive?  If anyone still looks at my blog please make a prediction!! I'd love to hear your thoughts on when he will show up, how big he will be and what he might look like!!