Thursday, August 20, 2009

The date is official

Baby Plum will make his official entrance into this world by September 25, 2009. It should happen in the morning sometime.

I'm still thinking he will arrive early, but that could be wishful thinking. (And with the whole house thing, I shouldn't be having wishes like that.) Still, once I hit week 37, I know I will be much more vocal in my hopes that he arrives early.

Little Elvis is back to thinking that Baby Plum lives in his belly. When we talk about Baby Plum, he always lifts his shirt and inspects his belly. I thank him for offering to carry his brother.

The doctor made some comment about me gaining 3 pounds between appointments, so I guess I need to cut back. Although I really do only eat when I'm hungry. Overeating makes my already awful heartburn just that much worse. I think the main thing is exercise. Something I'm way too tired to do most days. I will try harder on that front.

Little Elvis and I have had a bad week. He reduced me to tears by Tuesday. The biggest issue has been naps and potty-training. He just kept regressing and I can't figure out why. We haven't moved yet. Baby Plum hasn't been born yet. Daddy's working a whole lot more and I think that may be what's causing our problems.

Today has been a pretty good day so far, even though he isn't napping. At least he isn't yelling and screaming (did that for 2 hours on Tuesday.)

I'm worried about Baby Plum's impact on Little Elvis. Although my current "big" concern is how Little Elvis will handle my stay in the hospital. I will be there for at least 3-4 days. He's never been away from me for that long. I won't be able to lift him, or even walk for that first day. Maybe I'm worrying over nothing. Maybe I'm more worried about how I will handle being away from him, and the guilt I will feel about taking lots of time away from Little Elvis.

I don't know if he would be up for an older sibling class, so I think I need to try and rent some big brother books at the library.


Blogger mpotter said...

i can imagine how hard this is on him & so then, y'all.
i think it makes sense (unfortunately) that he is regressing. he senses a big change in his life.

maybe he'll come to terms with things and go back to his sweet normal self soon.... and continue so.

no doubt your hospital/plum worries are very normal. not that that's helpful. i imagine the hardest part is the anticipation and wonder of how it will all change.
but you guys will handle it all very well in stride. and it's fantastic that you have your family close by, so LE will continue to have familiarity around him during this new and unsure time.

BEST wishes for you guys!

8:34 AM  
Blogger Lainey-Paney said...

9/25---that's our neice's birthday.

Me? I'm more a fan of the 9/23 birthdays...that's Gage's birthday.

Gage wasn't potty trained until he was 3 yrs & 7 months. We started when he was 2, and in reality---he just wasn't ready.

3:48 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

I had the exact same worries toward the end of my pregnancy with the twins. I cried constantly thinking of the impact their arrival would have on Isabella. And you know what? She adjusted wonderfully to them, and far exceeded my expectations.

There are some great books out there to prepare toddlers for the arrival of a sibling. The ones I have are about "becoming a big sister" but I'm sure there are "big brother" equivalents.

1:04 PM  
Anonymous Laura McIntyre said...

Baby Plum will be born just a few days after Ru turns 1 (he is the 20th ) .

Im sure toilet training will happen soon, Eils had only been out of them a few weeks (and only the last week confidently so)and Becca was almost 3.5 . No rush remember

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