Sunday, June 22, 2008

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See how lazy-cray-tired I am? I'm not even going to steal a photo from Google for this post.

I don't know what to title this post so I'm not going to even try. I am so ready to have this baby now. The clothes are sorted, the house is clean, the crib is up, my mom will fly in Monday night, I'm contracting all the time now, I've been reading up on tips to make delivery more comfortable, my hands are are numb and in pain (I didn't think you could feel pain and numb at the same time, but I swear my hands are killing me but are numb like they are asleep), my feet hurt, my maternity clothes no longer fit...

Get the idea? So now I'm just counting down the hours. Tuesday morning will be caster oil/walking a lot time. I can't wait. I can not wait to have this little guy outside of me and in my arms! We still haven't found a name yet. Any ideas? It has to be a name with great meaning or related to a great person, and hopefully doesn't lend itself to mean nicknames.

Mr. Hotness says he will guest post for me when the baby comes to keep you guys informed. Be nice to him =). As for me, I may not be around the blogosphere very much, but I will still be reading your posts (even if I don't comment). Hope you all are enjoying your summer vacations!

=)

34 comments:

cellista said...

I don't even know what to say...
I'm just sorry you're feeling so miserable, but I know that holding that baby will be entirely worth it. And may that happen really really soon....

:)

Hang in there.

Amy said...

You are almost there! Best wishes for a speedy delivery!

amy said...

wishing you lost of luck! and cant wait to hear the name

Cocoa said...

Just think you'll have a new baby by the end of the week! How exciting! Good luck with the labor and delivery. I really hope it all goes well for you.

Charlotte said...

Oh girl, I SO remember that phase of pregnancy. In fact, you may have just convinced me to never have another baby again;) Really, that is just the worst.

Why wait with the castor oil?? Does it not work if you do it too early?

Hang in there, you'll be cuddling that lil' one any minute now:)

PS> As for names I always wanted to use Atticus - great meaning/literary meaning etc. - but I think it fails your embarrassing nickname test. Ah well. My husband wouldn't let me use it either.

MiaKatia said...

Yeah for your Mom coming in to town tomorrow, I am sure just having her there will help you relax. Hopefully little mister will be here soon. Looking forward to seeing pictures of the little one!

Leslie said...

Oh Ice Cream! Good luck in the next few days! Best wishes for a wonderful and smooth delivery! You are awesome!

Awesome Mom said...

Good luck! It was always the worst for me right before the baby came. As far as naming goes, we just dug around in our family history to find them for our boys. I am not sure if we could scare up any more though since all the nearer acceptable ones have been used.

Misty said...

I am giggling with excitement. How exciting is this... I still remember reading the pizza story turned perfect moment to share the news post.....

Thinking of you, and wishing you well.

MizFit said...

hang in there.

and some Mister Hotness posts, if he's up for them, would be welcomed with open arms!

M.

The Lazy Organizer said...

Just a few more days! How exciting!

Amber said...

Sweetie, I remember your pain. Here's for hoping the next time I tune in you will have some baby news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sarah said...

i wish i could say i know what you're going through...oh, wait, no i don't!

hang in there!

perilloparodies said...

Know how ya feel, but be encouraged as you remember that you have completed these long 9 months, so surely you can make it through a couple more days. But SO know that desperation. As far as names... I love the name Ethan Gabriel. Always loved the name Ethan, and thought it sounded nice with Gabriel. and they are both biblical names, which is one of the things i like in names... nice meaning and great significance. I also like the name Noel, which is what i wanted to name our last son, but my hubby really wanted Dario (and it ended up being perfect for our son, too) In any case, good luck, and Hang in there. praying for you and your fam...

scrap chair potato said...

Good luck with everything. I hope it all goes well.

Erika said...

I had a doula for my birth and she was awesome. She had these "essential oils" that she used as she gave me massages on my hands & arms. That was the best thing throughout my entire labor. I LOVED IT and it distracted from the pain and I almost felt relaxed.
See if you can get Mr. Hotness to pick some up and massage those swollen hands.
it does wonders.

Tirzah said...

I hope he comes, soon! It is so hard, those last few days! (weeks, months...LOL) Good luck!

Shimmy Mom said...

Good luck with the new one. I'm very happy for you and your new addition.

Amber M. said...

Good luck to you! I can't wait to hear the news about baby's safe (and speedy) arrival.

Kristen said...

I visit your blog every now and then and I wanted to wish you luck with new baby. I love the name Alexander, it is the middle name of one of my kids. I think it has a lot of history but can't be tied to just one great man, and I can't think of any teasing things for it, but my husband is better at that then me. Good luck!

Amy Y said...

Oh dear. You're almost there... I know that doesn't help much but I feel for ya, Mama!

Magirk said...

Seriously. Good luck with everything. :) I hope it goes well, and will eagerly be awaiting news on developments...

An Ordinary Mom said...

Lazy and crazy and tired. Yep, that is me these last few weeks.

Let your labor begin!

dotmother said...

hang in there baby, Momma in on her way!

Family Adventure said...

Oh sweetie, you sound so READY. I hope for your sake it will be soon, quick and happy. I can't wait to hear the good news. I will be thinking of you :)

Heidi

Lisa said...

I hope that with your mom there you are getting pampered and maybe having your baby now!!! Good luck!

Annie said...

Praying for an easy delivery for you!

CC said...

Come soon little guy! come soon!

Rachel said...

Hang in there - can't wait for you to have your new little guy!

Personally am partial to "Tristan" since I have one myself. Definite mini-hotness factor since everyone thinks we named him after Brad Pitt in Legends of the Fall.

Best Wishes and Prayers on a safe delivery!

Laurel said...

My husband is a history major, so we have two presidents, a civil war general, a battle site, and a month (yes, only 3 children)...good luck with the castor oil. If I could think of a way to make it taste/feel better, I would tell you, but I can't. I hope it does more than come back up.

Rachel said...

Ok - so I cheated and posted twice...
About the hand thing - I totally had the same thing! Mine would go numb and hurt like the dickens. Never heard of it until I started talking to other new moms. The great thing is that it goes away once that little kiddo makes his entrance.

Oh yeah - a comment on the "Noel" suggestion... my step-son's name is Noel. Trust me, there are a few interesting nicknames. Kids can be so creative!

Jeanette said...

I remember those days.
It is Wednesday now and I am really wondering how the castor oil went yesterday!?!
My sister had her baby yesterday.
Good luck and best wishes for you, your family and the baby!
I'm sure you will come up with a great name. We are apparently fond of names that begin with vowels in our family. We have an A and an E so I guess our next will be an I. :-)

Michal said...

i hope your castor oil worked yesterday. i'll be checking back lots for an update from mr. hotness.
our third son had four names before he was two hours old. but we love the one we picked in the end. i'm sure you'll find something wonderful. i wish that my husband would let me use oliver, elliot, or graham, but he said no way.

just jamie said...

Oh ... here's hoping for an easy delivery. Can't wait to hear about the little bug.