Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Naughty babies

We have to keep an eye on the cats during the day, otherwise they would sleep all day and wreak havoc on our house at night while we try to sleep. So, every couple of hours I go around and wake them up. Sometimes it is challenging trying to figure out the hiding spot of choice.

Take today...this is what I saw when I opened up the linen closet:
Those are legs in the middle of the picture...and I am really anal about my linens, they would never be this messy if they hadn't had some help.

The "I've been caught look":

This is where my cat is calling me a rat bastard in cat language, right before she gives me the evil eye and I give her the boot out of the closet:
Naughty babies!

Speaking of naughty babies...we are still pregnant. The due date is 2 days away and no signs of labor.

I can tell you that if I thought it would help, I would saw my legs off at the hip, they hurt so freaking badly. It is practically impossible to sleep for a period of longer than an hour at night. Last night I had to break out the heating pad and alternate it from my left hip to my groin muscle. Feels like I have a permanent pulled groin.

This is the crib tent that we bought. Whomever designed this thing has got to be a millionaire. It is to keep 2 legged babies in and 4 legged babies out. A necessary purchase in our house.

We went back to the same Midwife / Nurse Practitioner yesterday that we saw last time. She is great. I asked her what she thought it was since last time she said she had an idea, but I didn't ask. So, this time she said that she thought it is a boy, just like she thought last time. It's a 50/50 shot, so we will see. I am still secretly hoping for a girl though. The only reason being is because it is a serious PIA to get a baby boy circumcised here. You have to make a $200 "donation" to an indigent fund for medications, besides what they charge insurance, and there is only like one doctor that will do it and he isn't here all of the time. Sounds like BS to me. And, not to offend anyone, but our son will be circumcised. Hopefully I won't have to make a trip to Guam to the Navy Hospital to have it done.

We go back next week and since I will be overdue, they will do a non-stress test and also an ultrasound to check the fluid level. They will let me go 2 weeks past my due date before we do an induction. I don't want to be induced.

I crocheted a diaper cover the other day. It is made out of Bernat "Cotton Tots" yarn. Really cute. I had to learn how to do the front post double crochet and back post double crochet to do it. It gives it the "stretchy" ribbing at the waist band. DH asked me if I was making a hat with ears. Funny guy. Then, I started a small child sized scarf for the Project Baby Care Afghanistan box out of the remainder of the yarn. I was so excited, I figured out how to do a "center pull ball" with the yarn so that I didn't have a ball of yarn rolling all over. Of course, DH didn't see that as such a big achievement...he looked at it for a nanosecond and told me exactly how to do it. Thanks alot, DH...now you tell me! I am waiting for some wool yarn to come from Mom to make another cover and felt it.

I am just going to throw it out there and tell y'all how much I *love* CUC (our electric company). On Sunday, a truck hit a power pole and knocked out our electric. For ELEVEN HOURS!!! The paper said that it really only affected Kagman, but we don't live in Kagman. I suspect that it was the whole feeder along Isa Drive that was affected. Why don't they have a backup plan for these things? We looked like a couple of monkeys trying to get our *2* generators figured out. The first one never would start, then the second ones pull cord broke. DH got that repaired, and it started but we could never figure out how to get the power transferred from the generator to the house. I am sure that there is some switch that we just weren't seeing. So, we played Yahtzee for about 5 hours straight. Good times, good times.
Yum, homemade lemon bars (from scratch)!



Kendra said...

Oh, you're getting so close! I really feel for you...the last few days are the worst. Hopefully things will start soon and you'll have a nice, easy labor! I can't wait to hear all about Baby Treehugger! :-)

If it helps: the day before my due date, I hadn't made much progress from the previous week and my OB scheduled me for an induction later that week. The next morning I woke up in labor, and The Baby was born that afternoon. So it's possible to go from nothing to new baby in about 24 hours.

Oh yeah...at 2 months, she's going about 8 hours between feedings overnight. The rest of the day, she's on a 4-hour schedule. With a newborn, expect to be feeding every 2-3 hours, even overnight. Newborns have no concept of dark=sleep, at least for a few weeks. Your loss of sleep right now will probably help when you have a not sleeping newborn!

KaLu said...

I popped! three days early lol and yes I went thru all the same pains except I could explain the leg one and nobody would understand me saying my legs hurt..why the baby is not in your legs! lol my mom did thou.
But everything went ok the pains werent as bad, but I did ask for the epidural when they got really bad and then I felt nothing.
I hope everything goes great! and that you share some adorable pictures, thats all I've been doing taking pictures in between feedings

Heather said...

I was 10 days late when mine decided to put in an appearance. I was all booked in to go in on the Sunday and be induced for my baby sharing its baby with its great grandad. My baby decided on the Friday that it would just come on its own and she did. I was desperate for a girl, always saying that my first child would be a girl and I kept repeating 'it's a girl, it's a girl' when the midwife handed her over.

Mine was 100% natural birth and if I had to do it all over again, I'd do exactly the same.

Your baby will turn up on its own, just when it feels like it.

Take care and try and rest during the day as much as you can.

Jenn said...

I keep checking in to see if maybe your little treehugger decided to come early.

I have my fingers and toes crossed for you that you don't go past your due date and that it's a girl.

Wendy said...

Babies definitely come when they are good and ready although 2 of mine needed a little encouragement. These sleepless nights just are not fair, especially when you need to rest up for those late night feedings. Take care and keep your feet up!

The Saipan Blogger said...

I don't have any baby stories, but you should tie a bell to your cats' tails. They'll like that.

Anonymous said...

I just happened upon your blog and in reading the entry about circumcision, I decided I need to comment. I am sure you have already had it done, and I do not hope to change your mind, but .................... there is a reason that it is so difficult to find a Dr. to do this surgery, most now realise that it is unnecessary! If you do not believe in female circumcision (and I assume you don't) why male?
I have a 9 year old son, and when he was born, my husband, who is circumcised, abolutly refused that our child be, in his words "mutilated", no problem as I would never have allowed it even if he wanted it. In 9 years he has never had even the slightest problem with his penis due to his foreskin being intact. There is also a lot of research that suggests that men who have intact foreskins experience more pleasure during sex because their penis is protected from everyday rubbing etc. Although I do not like to think of my son's future sex life............. this was an issue to my husband when he heard about it.
enjoy your baby