September 2008 Archives
September 29, 2008
Elaine's doctor wants to induce labor later this week if Stormie remains stubborn and doesn't come on her own. We are scheduled to check in to the hospital on Wednesday night and begin the actual induction early Thursday morning. Unless labor begins naturally, our next update will be from the hospital on Wednesday night.
September 28, 2008
Stormie has decided to postpone her appearance for a while. As of Sunday night, we still have no signs of labor. We'll be sure to post something here when anything develops.
September 25, 2008
We're simply waiting for Stormie to arrive now. Elaine is feeling occasional contractions, but they are irregular and there are no other signs of labor yet. We have included some pictures of Stormie's room below.
September 19, 2008
We're certainly counting down the days now—only 8 days to go until Stormie's due date, although she is now considered full term and could come anytime between two weeks before or after this date. The nursery is completely ready for her arrival and we're keeping hospital bags packed and in the car at all times. The hard part is not knowing when she will arrive! Unlike many other major life events like a wedding, vacation, or surgery, we have no idea when she will make her appearance. This can make the planning on our end (especially for Chris's job) somewhat difficult. Perhaps it's a way of preparing us for the uncertainties and chaos that parenting may bring.
September 5, 2008
Tomorrow marks three weeks until Stormie's due date, making her full term in case she decides to come early. Hopefully she won't come either too early or late! We had another doctor's appointment this week and everything is looking fine so far. Next week we'll have a size-estimating ultrasound, which we're looking forward to. The nursery is nearly ready and we finished purchasing the last of the baby gear and equipment last night from Target.
At some point, hopefully soon, we will paste together our weekly pictures of Elaine as she grew with Kathleen.