Friday, December 07, 2007

January 3rd!

We will have a new baby to hold on January 3rd! We scheduled the c-section at my appointment today. Part of me was a tiny bit disappointed that it wasn't going to be a bit earlier, since I am definitely in the incredibly uncomfortable part of pregnancy (though I really shouldn't complain, since, if I was waiting for nature to take its course, we would probably not see this baby until the middle of January.) Allen just wanted the 2007 tax deduction. The doctor kind of looked at him like he was nuts when he asked it it could be earlier. She said that "we want to keep that baby in as long as possible."

I truly feel better just knowing when the date will be, especially since it won't be until NEXT month, hey, really next year. I feel like I can relax, enjoy Christmas, plus put all of my Christmas decorations away before the baby comes. And, I want to spend some time with Ashlyn in her last few weeks as our only child. Though we've talked about the new baby and she will tell you that I have a baby in my belly, I don't think she gets it. She also spends quite a bit of time telling me and anyone else in the world that I am "Ashlyn's mommy." She may be in for quite a shock. Hopefully, she will just quickly lay claim to the new baby as well, and inform everyone that he/she is "Ashlyn's brother" or "Ashlyn's sister."

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I guess I can put away the "My First Christmas" bear until next year and thank goodness I talked myself out of buying the baby a Christmas outfit!

I'm glad you have a date - now you just need names!

Grandma Vicki

Jamie Lynn said...

Yey!! I can't believe it! I miss you so much!

Have a big (super tight) family hug from me!

Laura said...

YAY! January 3rd. How many weeks will you be at that point? So exciting (and kind of weird) to know the date. I can't wait.

Angie said...

I'll be almost 39 weeks (8 days early.) And, yeah, it is kind of weird to know the date. Takes a bit of the surprise away. But, when you have family traveling around the world to help, that's good.

Natalie said...

So you will have family there shortly thereafter or during? I loved the help. In fact, family is here now and I take full advantage of it.

Congrats on the date. I'm excited for you!

Alaska Dunns said...

Wow, 39 weeks?!? I don't think you'll make it. I'm betting on a little Alan Jr. tax deduction. ;) Or maybe the first baby of the new year. Don't people get prizes for that?

The Far North Krabbenhofts said...

Very cool birth "day"! We've nearly got the first week covered with celebrations between the two of us! That's great your family is coming, they will be such a help. Accept everything they offer! :) Lots of love!

House Dad said...

Ashlynn is going to love having a new baby being around. They adapt very fast to being big sisters.

Good luck and take it easy. 3 weeks and counting.

amanda said...

You'll practically share a birthday with the new little one - how blessed! We're excited for you.

still occasionally right said...

My REVISED prediction:
weight 8lbs 3.1oz or
1.3oz...birthdate (still a prediction - just better odds!) 8/3/1...2008/03/01...time 8:13... or 8:31 or 1:18 or 3:18
a boy...
Love, B/D/P

Tracy said...

I can't believe you have a date. That is wonderful!!!!! I agree with you...get some special time in with that baby girl because she will grow up over night when the wee little one arrives. Enjoy your time in the hospital when it is just the three of you....special times! I am so excited to see pictures of that little one. Keep us posted.

Love,

Trace

Katie said...

Wow! That is so exciting! My brother was born on January 3, 1978! So, I am thinking it is a boy and you will name him David (my brother's name!)

The longer the better--I agree with the doctor. Get that birthday as far from Christmas as you can! Good job!