Sunday, October 19, 2008

My final pre-Samuel post.

Here's my final pre-Samuel post. At least my final pre-Samuel post that was written and appeared in "real time." I have lots of posts scheduled to publish this week and next week just in case I don't feel like getting on the computer. Or doing anything besides, you know, sleeping.

These pictures were taken today, Sunday, October 19. It's good that Samuel's coming in 2 days because that blouse has gotten tight! Which is very annoying given all the concern about how much weight I've gained, or rather, haven't gained.

Speaking of which, I had my final OB appointment on Friday. I laughed when the scale showed I had lost a pound! The doctor didn't say a word about it. Thankfully she believed me that no contractions are happening and didn't bother to do an internal exam. Yippee for me!!! That means I've had a total of ONE internal exams for this pregnancy!! Isn't that great?!

So, how big do you think he will be on Tuesday? I don't mind telling you that I'm currently weighing in around 147 pounds and have gained about 15 pounds with this pregnancy. Also, you should know I'm only 5 feet tall. Leave a comment and let me know how much you think he'll weigh.
Ben felt the need to be in the picture.
Monday I'm headed to get pre-op bloodwork done. Then I may shop for some new pajamas. I've looked around but not found any I like. Last, but not least, I'll pack my bag for the hospital.

Tuesday we have to be at the hospital at 6 AM. UGH! Thankfully it's only a 10-20 minute drive from my house, depending on the traffic. The surgery is scheduled for 7:30 AM. I'm not supposed to eat or drink anything after supper Monday night. Hopefully, my doctor won't be tied up delivering another baby so we'll be able to get Samuel delivered on schedule.

My mom flew in from Arkansas on Saturday and will stay at the house with the rest of the kids since we don't know exactly when he'll be born or how long I'll have to stay in the recovery room. There's no point in having my other three creating mayhem in the waiting room. Once I'm settled and feel comfortable in a regular room Joel will come home and load up the gang to come visit us.

I'm expecting them to come to the hospital sometime late afternoon or early evening. Then Joel will bring them all home, maybe help with bedtime, and return to the hospital. Where he will spend the night on the torture device the hospital likes to call a bed for family. Our current plan is for him to only spend the first night. He'll come up to the hospital once alone and once with the family every day but I don't see the point in neither of us sleeping every night.

If all goes well, it always has, we'll be back home on Saturday. Joel tells me the hospital has internet access in the rooms so he'll bring Sally (my laptop) with him each day. I doubt I'll write anything but I can at least read blogs, emails and comments. Joel will probably post a few pictures and Samuel's stats Tuesday or Wednesday.

Well, I think that's enough rambling for one post. I'll write again when I have energy and brain cells.


Future Travel, Spontaneous Love said...

I love your hair in these pictures, I meant to tell you at Church! You looked great this morning

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

You look GREAT, Stephanie! Hope you have a great week...I'll be thinking of you. Keep us posted, 'kay?!!

Alicia said...

You really do look great! Clothes, hair, beautifully pregnant! I'll be praying for you!

stephanie said...

I can't wait to hear of his safe arrival! I don't think he's going to be too big - you look great, but not like you are carrying 9-10lbs of baby at all. :) (Which is good!)

Amy said...

You look great...and we're praying. As far as size? Well, I am looking forward to finding out what Sam weighs. My guess is: not too big (under 7 lbs) but not too smal (more than 5) I guess 6 lbs. and ? oz. We'll be waiting to hear!!!

wherever HE leads we'll go said...

You do look great! I really like that shirt and your hair looks really cute.

I cannot believe tomorrow is eviction day! Man the time has flown by (easy to say when you aren't the one pregnant, I know). We will be praying for you all. I know I guessed but I don't remember what I said so here is another guess - 7lbs 8oz.

Can't wait to see the pics of the little guy!

Flamingo Mama said...

holy cow!!! time has flown!! i can't believe this is it! i can't wait to see the pictures...Acer will be very excited to hear from Sally;)

Marc and Charity said...

Yeah! I can't wait to see Samuel! I have no clue what he will weigh, but I started out weighing what you weigh right now... how depressing. :)

Praying for y'all!

Jessica said...

I am thinking 6 lbs 8 oz. I am so excited to meet the little guy!

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