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."