Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The final countdown...

That song always gets stuck in my head in times like these.  Sorry for the long hiatus, but we're anticipating the birth of our daughter Julianna Lee any day now, so we've been making lots of preparations, and haven't had time to blog really.  We went to the OB today, and after doing some measurements (which aren't that accurate, but oh well) said that JuLee was about 8 pounds already--he predicted 1o pounds if we got to due date (Nov. 7).  So he let us know that if we wanted to induce, it would go lickity split.  Lara's "readings" are favorable for a quick delivery, but perhaps we're just being overly optimisic.  She had about a 18 hour labor with almost 4 hours of pushing with WG--but every pregnancy is different, right!  

So now we decide if we want to "schedule" her birth or not.  There are definate pros (like getting her out before she is gigantic), but then there's an odd feeling to tampering with nature and the "due course" of things too.  (Of course, we don't feel weird getting an epidural).  So--look forward to photos sometime soon!  Maybe not next week, but maybe so.  

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh! I can't believe it's already time, but I guess Juliette is 9 months old, so that makes sense. You all have been on my mind so much. In fact, I kept your post about your ordination new in my blog subscription service, and have consequently looked at your picture just about every day since. (The intent was for it to remind me to send you congratulations, but that didn't work. Alas.)

    I can't wait for the news. And I suppose you aren't surprised, but I ADORE the name Julianna. I look forward to the day our Juli's meet.

    Please send my love and prayers to Lara and Wesley as well.

    and p.s... I did the old fashioned castor oil induction, because my doctor recommended it over pitocin & co. It worked (almost too well), and the hospital nurses were irate that a doctor would dispense such advice.