Thursday, April 16, 2009

In Oregon - Waiting on a Baby

I got a call at 11am this morning from Carrie telling me that she was on her way to the hospital to get checked out. She'd been having a constant pain in her right side and it got so bad that she called the advice nurse and was told she should go in and get it checked out. I thought for sure that they would admit her. So, while we were waiting to hear back, I called D and asked him if he could take off work early so we could head down there. If they decided to induce her then I wanted to be on our way just in case. So I picked D up from work around 11:30 and we headed home to finish packing. During that time my dad called and let us know that they were sending Carrie home. No matter - it was good that we were on our way just in case something happened. We were on the road by 1:30.

My ankles weren't happy - they haven't been happy all week with how much running around we've been doing. So I leaned my seat back as far as it would go and stuck my feet in the front window.
Traffic was beautiful until we got into Portland so we took back roads to my parents' house. We got there around 4:45 and no one was there which is what we expected. So, I took the opportunity to take a 29 week belly picture. My head isn't in the picture for the sake of my own vanity.

I feel absolutely ginormous. My ankles (or, cankles as I've referred to them lately) are the size of tree trunks and my hands and arms and even my neck seem to be carrying extra water weight. Or maybe it's not water weight (YIKES!).

Mom made tacos tonight (YUM) and Carrie tried to load up on jalepenos hoping the spice will prompt Anna to make her appearance. Mom, Lindsay, Carrie and I also went for a walk and Carrie took Lindsay's suggestion to "walk the curb" supposedly to promote labor. We'll see if it worked!

Amelia is a moving machine. She squirms and stretches and hiccups and punches and kicks. It's neat to be able to feel something that could be a foot or rump or something.

I'm not thinking clearly. I should go to bed. Lately I feel like my writing has been choppy and just plain bad, so I apologize for that. Can I blame the baby?

Have a wonderful weekend!

6 comments commented:

The Pink Potpourri said...

you look so cute! and yes, you can blame it on the baby :) i'm already starting that!

be sure to swing by and enter the GIVEAWAY this weekend! It is SUPER cute and we are having 2 winners!

Melissa M said...

Glad to hear you made it down safely. Wish I was down there too! I'm praying for Carrie, Anna, Chris and Caleb. Enjoy the time with family.

Love you cankles!

Micah said...

Awww... I thought this was going to be big news :). I'll keep waiting!!! (come on Anna!!!)

The Pink Potpourri said...

oh answer your question, yes we want to find out the gender of the baby! i'm too organized/planner freak to wait :)

Diane said...

Of course you can blame the baby :)

Your belly pic is really cute. I am happy and excited for your sister. Best wishes!

liz wilcox said...

give it up! you know you are so adorable. You just don't want the rest of us who really looked bad pregnant to be jealous! You are a cutie pie!