Monday, April 12, 2010

Never fear, Oma is near!

So I'm not going to dwell on the fact that, 3 days past his due date, the baby is showing no interest in leaving his current home. In fact, after today I've let go of any notion of due dates and have resumed life as it was pre-EDD, filled with playdates, grocery runs, going to the pool, etc. But I digress. Let me fill you in on what's going on...

Today Richard and I went to the doctor to see what happens from here. Basically, nothing happens from here except wait. Despite the fact that baby van der Meer is fully ready, the doctor confirmed that it could easily be a few more days before he makes his appearance and scheduled us to return on Thursday for another check up. (In case you're wondering, Thursday will be 6 days past my EDD!) And to be honest, I won't be surprised if I actually make that appointment on Thursday. I'm certainly hoping that the baby will decide it's a good time to make his world debut before then, but the truth is I still feel...well, pretty normal. What I mean is that I don't get the feeling that anything - like labor - is about to happen. Though I guess I wouldn't know if that's normal or not because I was induced with Isabelle (these babies of mine don't like to rush!).

However, what has changed recently is that my HUGENESS has been wearing on me the last few weeks, especially the last week. Chasing around a 20 month old is exhausting in general, but physically carrying and lifting a 28lb toddler on top of the 40lbs of pregnancy has taken it's toll lately, especially on my back. (I see fingers wagging and "tsking" happening, but if you have a kid under 2 - regardless of your pregnant state - the kid won't always walk, go up stairs, get into bed, or climb into their carseat.) So given the fact that I may be this pregnant for who knows how much longer, the following conversation popped up this morning:

Me: "Honey, I know your parents are planning to come out once the baby is born, but what do you think of Oma coming on over if she wants? She was such a godsend to us when Isabelle was born, maybe she'd like to help me with Isabelle now?"

Richard: "Yeah, that's a good idea. When were you thinking?" (Bearing in mind that his parents live Cyprus and we live in Qatar.)

Me: ", now."

Richard: "Sure, lets talk to them later."

Oma is on a morning flight from Cyprus TOMORROW. Impressive, even for the world travelers that Oma & Opa are!

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow, Oma!

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