Wednesday, January 30, 2008

T-minus 2 days and counting

I'm starting to come to grips with the fact that this kid has to come out somehow, despite neither exit option sounding very appealing.

Last week the OB said we need to talk induction if I get to my due date and baby still isn't here. Basically, that means that when I see her for my weekly appointment tomorrow, I'll schedule an "appointment" for the following week to go into the hospital and get things rolling. What a strange concept -- essentially picking the baby's birthday.

Should we wait until after the Superbowl on 2/3? Not that I want to watch it for the teams, but I do love the tradition of it all: excessive snacking, sometimes entertaining commercials, always shockingly bad halftime shows (though surely this year will be as noncontroversial as it can get, with Tom Petty as the main act).

Would it be better to have the baby on a weekend day so the husband's parents/family could come visit? Do I want to set myself up for a million visitors like that? Is 2/4/08 a good day for a birthday, or should we hold out for the catchier 2/8/08? I don't do too well with so many options.

That said, I fully realize that my water could break or I could start having contractions at any time, so all the planning could be pointless. What is it they say: Man plans and God laughs? Something like that? I'd better run out this morning and get a pedicure, STAT.


Ahuva Batya said...

Hurry up, baby!! We all want to meet you!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like it's time to consult an astrologer to figure out the best birthday for the bebe. :D