Thursday, March 31, 2005


Last OB appointment was today. It went well enough. No dilation and cervix is tight. So if we weren't having a c-section on Monday who knows when this baby would come out.

I noticed last night that one of my favorite things is slipping into cool sheets. Ohhhh. Then of course Matt starts to snore and I'm nudging him. He apologizes, moves around, then starts snoring again. I nudge again and tell him to roll over. He apologizes but doesn't roll over. Play this over and over again until he eventually does roll over or I go out to the couch. In either case I'm no longer relaxed and the sheets are now heated up.

As it gets closer to this baby being born, instead of getting excited (although I am), I worry more about Janie. She's excited about the baby being born and I know she'll be a good big sister. But her whole world is about to change. She'll no longer be the center of attention. She's been our only child for 4 1/2 years. She's used to being the star not only with us but with the relatives. Last night we opened a package from one of my sisters and in it was two boxes. Janie assumed one was for her and one for the baby, but both were for baby. I tried telling her that it was because they were birthday presents for the baby, but she was disappointed. After the baby is born, everyone will come to see him. And I will be recovering and spending my time caring for him. So I worry about her. How does this go?


Blogger Lala said...

I think you've got a tough transition ahead. I like the post a day even though it'll end soon. If you don't post again before Monday good luck, I hope it all goes smoothly.

2:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck!

One thing that might help - is bringing a present for Janie FROM the baby to the hospital. That way - when she sees all the other gifts that will surely come - she will have a gift too.

Speedy delivery!


2:36 PM  
Blogger Jen P said...

Like Janie, I have a 4 and a bit year difference between my brother and I. And it was hard. I still think of the way it felt to have so many people come cooing into the house and push you aside.

I agree with Kay. A gift from her brother to her, something really special too, will be the first step. I remember a friend box a special box of cookies her for 1stborn to give visitors (1stborn was like the hostess throwing the party to view the brother) and everyone had to thank her for the tea party and she loved it. Not sure what will work for Janie, but just remind her that she is so loved and her brother will love her too.

Those are things I wish had been said to me.

Good luck Pazel!!

3:52 PM  
Anonymous Menita said...


Here's an idea: a friend of our who recently had a baby 4 years after her birth actualy prepared a gift basket for her first child FROM the baby, and gave it to him on the day #2 was born. It worked pretty well.

That's all I got - I was 3 when my little brother was born but have no recollection of my feelings about that - have loved him to death as long as I can remember, though.

On a side-note: my heart dropped to the bottom of the earth with your post title. I read it as the first four letters of another awful word and...

Don't ever do that to me again!

3:53 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

In case we don't hear from you again before Monday, I just wanted to send you lots of love and good wishes for a smooth c-section and all that other good stuff! Will be thinking of you on the big day....

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Blogger The Lioness said...

Too late maybe but it might help if you had a few presents ready, small things from the 1 dime stores, so that whenever the baby received one Janey could as well.

Good luck for Monday.

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