Iâ€™m finally starting to get excited about this. Perhaps itâ€™s because the babyâ€™s room freshly painted. Now thereâ€™s this lovely small room that is painted a pale yellow and just aglow with newness. Soon the room will have the crib and all the accoutrements that help support the every day life of a newborn.
Then again, perhaps itâ€™s the fact that I had a great appointment yesterday with my 12th and final doctor in this pregnancy. This guy is pathologically thorough. He read through my entire chart, page by page, while I was sitting thereâ€¦and my chart, much like my body, is not very slim. He made me feel very calm and I couldnâ€™t be more pleased to have him as my physician.
Or perhaps itâ€™s that I took a tour of the hospital birthing center today with this fantastic nurse who made me feel very welcomed and showed me some of the nicest birthing rooms Iâ€™ve ever seen. They put the last place I delivered to shame. Their birthing rooms are combined post partum rooms as well, so you donâ€™t have to move from room to room. I received a gift for taking the tour; this beautiful baby book for the new little one (have to take that off the needed list now). At the end of the tour the nurse introduced me to the lactation consultant who was this wonderfully peaceful woman who made me feel totally at ease with the possibility that breastfeeding might work with this baby, even though it didnâ€™t with Ari. It was a really great experience. I canâ€™t wait to have Joshua there. Both of us will undoubtedly be in good care.
And, finally, perhaps itâ€™s because Ari is carrying around the latest ultrasound picture of Joshua saying, â€œBabyâ€¦Dosh.â€ Granted, weâ€™re pretty sure he still doesnâ€™t understand fully, but it is awfully cute.
I am 28 weeks tomorrow and thus far nothing has been so catastrophic that Joshua has decided to make an early appearance. I would feel great about reaching 32 weeks, my doctor would feel great if I reached 34 weeks and Joe would feel great if I reached 36 weeks so that he can take a week off during surgery. However, we ALL feel great with each passing week.
We even tried contacting some mohels today.
Ah, yes, weâ€™re having a baby.