Nervous excitement is probably the best way to describe what both Mel and I are feeling right now. I’m told that’s the normal emotion, so I guess we’re normal (at least by that indication).
As most of those around us know, last Tuesday at Mel’s doctor’s appointment her doctor offered us the option to induce labor Monday morning at 5:00AM if Mel didn’t go into labor prior to that. There’s little risk to mom’s or baby’s health otherwise, but Bree has already gotten pretty big and if we continue on she may be too big to deliver without a c-section. With that in mind, we took the doctor up on her offer.
There have been several times in the last 6 days where we thought “now is the time” and have come to discover that it actually wasn’t.
When we agreed to the offer, 6 days seemed like such a long time. It’s not. Now we’re on the eve of heading to the hospital to get things underway and start a new chapter in our lives. We’re excited… and nervous… and we’re really glad we have known for the last few days that we were approaching a deadline. It has allowed us to hang out with family and make sure we spent some time together just being quiet, or watching TV, or anything else that has until this point seemed routine.
I’ll be posting here again within the next day or two and when I do it will be to announce the birth of our baby girl. Until then, wish me luck not getting a black eye from Mel!