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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Babies on the Brain

We spent today at the Hogle Zoo, in part to distract me from the fact that I haven't had the baby yet. Turns out there were so many baby animals at the zoo that it really wasn't much of a distraction! Here's the little giraffe, baby elephant, baby tigers, and little snow leopard.

We had a really great time, and it was a great way to spend a Saturday. Thanks, Mom & Dad Fife for being willing to hang out with us all day.

Oh, and a for an update on the actual baby, for now Oct 7th will be induction day. I was really bummed (and in my hormonal state actually cried about it because I was hoping for the 2nd) but I have since come to appreciate my doctor's decision knowing that he is the expert. Unfortunately, I don't seem to dilate at all until really close to my due date, and even at that it is minimal and slow. My doctor says I have to do my homework (manage to dilate to a 1) before he can induce. We've set the Oct 7th date, but he says if I can complete my homework early, we can move the date up.

To help me not go crazy in the meantime, Kirk and I have booked a hotel for Oct 2nd & 3rd (with points Kirk has earned with all his business travel). My parents are going to take the kids, and I am looking forward to a quiet, relaxing weekend where I can catch up on sleep and spend my miserable time in the pool.

So 2 weeks & 3 days.... I can do it!


Nene said...

Hang in there!!

Jami said...

Well you know, I have heard that there is something else you can do in that hotel room that is supposed to start labor! (wink wink) :)

Christopher said...

I'm glad you guys will be able to have a weekend alone before the baby comes. Spending a lot of time in the pool will be so nice and relaxing on your body. Good luck these last few weeks and I'm hoping for an earlier induction date for you!

Kris said...

Sorry. The above comment was done by me, Kris. I was signed in as Christopher for some reason.

Rebecca and Nick said...

2 weeks, that will fly by! And have fun on your mini vacation, and be sure to work on your homework while you are there! ;)

Anonymous said...

Homework. Homework. Huh. I never got that kind of homework. Hang in there. I've never known a pregnancy to last a woman's entire life. Yet.

coryshay said...

I hope it gets moved up for your sake! Good luck!