Wednesday, December 10, 2008

maybe baby soon?

I was all set to write you a whole post about how Monday afternoon I went over to the used children's' items store and bought Gabe this train set from the "recycled" toys that was quoted on the tag as having originally been $60-80 and was marked down to $19.99, so I bought it and was so proud of myself. And then yesterday, I went to Target and Toys R Us, and there was that same little train set, sitting on the shelf, brand new and with a freaking toy train included, for $22.99!!! $2.99 more than the used toy!!! The new toy even came with an additional train, so the used toy was probably MORE expensive than the new toy in the end!

So yesterday I marched myself over to the used children's' items store infuriated, and ready to beat down the owner for lying about the price and misleading people. Unfortunately, he took the wind out of my sails by profusely apologizing and insisting that the $60-80 was quoted on the Internet and it wasn't his intention to mislead and blah blah blah. Still, I'm pissed because it meant an extra trip to the store out of my way, especially now when I'm feeling a bit short on time.

Anyway, I was going to tell you that whole story, except that just now I went to the bathroom and OH MY GOODNESS, bloody show! I think something is happening! Plus, I'm feeling generally icky and gross and hormonal and teary and achy and like maybe something is going to happen soon.

Nothing concrete like strong contractions, but just general crampiness and tiredness that I haven't felt before, so maybe maybe maybe I'm going to meet my baby soon. When I called my mom she started insisting that I needed to make the process slow down and not to do anything between now and the weekend, but honestly, what can I do? I have to be happy about the fact that my baby is coming soon. I will finally get to meet this little person, and finally know whether this is a boy or a girl, and I will have two children! Two! Can you believe it?

I'm thinking it might be a little late for this, but if you have guesses on sex, date, weight, feel free to throw them out now! You still have time! My OB said that bloody show could mean impending labor or it could mean nothing at all and I won't give birth for another week.

Stats on Gabe, if you're interested: he was 3-4 days late, depending on who you ask, he was induced, he weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces and was 19 and 1/2 inches long. I was pretty convinced throughout the pregnancy that he was a boy. This baby, if pressed, I'd guess it is a girl, but I'm not quite as sure as I was with Gabe. The pregnancy has been super different from Gabe's, but I hear that means nothing as well. Anyway, guess away! And think speedy and pain free labor thoughts, while you're at it!

10 comments:

Beth said...

A Bloody show! I always wanted one of those! Oh my goodness...oh my goodness a babe is but a comin' oh yeah!

Ok, ok, ok I guess 8 pounds 2, 52 com long (not sure what that is in inches) with date of birth on Thursday 11th Dec at 10.47pm.

Good luck - I hope the labour is fast (but not so fast that it is out of control crazy no time for drugs fast) and that you get a chance to go naturally (without being induced - those drugs are nasty!). Good luck and take care I will be sending LOTS of good vibes your way!

Lisanne said...

When I lost my mucus plug with Lucas, I gave birth to him three days later! hehe :) I hope that everything stays put until your mom gets there, though. I have a feeling that it's a girl! GOOD LUCK!!!

my blog said...

I'm guessing it's a boy who'll be born Dec 14th and weight 7lbs 6 oz.

Songbird said...

Keep us posted, okay?
Thinking of you and sending Lamaze-like thoughts...

Mom to Baby J said...

Wait, when is your actual due date?

Let's see...I'll take Monday, December 15th, 7lbs 11oz, 20.5 in.

OneTiredEma said...

I am so bad at guessing, but I just wanted to wish you an easy labor and healthy birth. Can't wait to hear about your new little one!

My Wombinations said...

I lost my mucus plug and had bloody show with Alan and had him 24 hours later...Good luck. I am jealous of all the excitement ahead. Nothing is more fun than having a new baby.

Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Good luck!

Rev Dr Mom said...

Yes, good luck!

Rev Dr Mom said...

And of course, now I'll be checking in obsessively to see if there is news....