I'm so sorry for not updating more regularly on my progress. I've just been really uncomfortable lately and it's hard for me to sit at the computer for very long. Any energy that I do have I've been using to take care of Emily and prepare for our new arrival over here. If it weren't for the help of my mother and Jeremy (I love this man) I don't know how I would be getting through this holiday season.
This morning I woke up sure that SOMETHING was happening but it seems that we are still in a waiting game. Audrey has been laying LOW in my pelvis for a couple of weeks now. I never had this happen with Emily and it's extremely uncomfortable. I don't know if I'm a wuss (I really thought I had a high tolerance for pain) or if it's just my shortness (5' 2") that is causing this to be so difficult.
I'll really try to update more regularly. It means so much to me to have you all asking about my progress.
Well, my mom has been up to her old tricks again. My mom and dad were watching Emily for the day while Jeremy and I did all our "Santa Shopping". While out and about my mom decided to run over to the mall and have Emily meet Santa for the first time. This is something that I really wanted to try this year but didn't think I would have the energy to get to the mall. I also wasn't sure how Emily would reacte to Santa and if she freaked out I wouldn't have had the strength to console her properly (heavy lifting, lots of hugs).
My mom said that at first Emily was really timid but she warmed up to Santa pretty quickly. As you can see from this picture...
That is Emily's "excited beyond words look". Her hands are the telltale sign. I wish I had dressed her a lot cuter for the day, but I just thought she'd be running around the grands house and playing with their dog. Not meeting the Great One himself!
Jeremy and I always get a kick out of the different names that all the drug companies come up with for their new products. My favorite drug name right now is Boniva. That's the pill you take once a month to prevent osteoporosis. BONE EVA, bahaha. Jeremy hasn't picked a favorite drug name but likes to wait till the end of the commercial to hear the side effects. We've learned you need a good liver for most of the drugs and we are planning on doing everything in our power to avoid the drug that causes "anal leakage". Emily prefers the commercials that involve sleep issues. She loves the pretty butterfly in the Lunesta commercial and was really upset when the Lunesta competitor (Ambien) commercial came on and there wasn't a butterfly. I thought it was pretty smart of her to even figure out it was a sleeping drug commercial. It took me a while to figure out myself until she kept asking me where the butterfly was.
Emily was having a bit of a rough morning today. Actually, EVERY morning with Emily is rough as she is just not a morning person. I found something to put a smile on her sour face. The Toy Dolls!! Not toy dolls, but the punk band. If you ever get a chance to download "Nellie the Elephant" as sung by The Toy Dolls please enjoy and share with your children. Smiles all around.
Out of the blue my computer decided to work for me and it's connecting to the internet with no problems. My body, on the other hand, has decided to shut down and I'm in the middle of a nasty cold. I feel awful. I have absolutely no energy. My nose is stuffed, yet running constantly. Audrey keeps getting into positions that make me have to lay on my side on the couch to escape the discomfort. I've been trying to be a good playmate to Emily but so far I'm failing miserably. I've been keeping her busy by going through all our home videos and labeling them. The downfall of this process is that she is reminded of the two cats we no longer have in our family. I miss my furry buddies.
Lil Miss Audrey is head down in a perfect position for delivery. If she's full term she is predicted to be 7 lbs. Surprisingly, she has a full head of hair, just like Emily did. I say surprisingly because Jeremy and I were both bald babies. I honestly didn't start growing real hair until about the age of 4. Now we wait. I think I have everything I need. I'll find out soon enough...