Saturday, May 19, 2012

Three More Days

Everything feels so surreal right now. I can't even describe it. Our life will be changed forever in just a few more days. This is our last weekend with just the boys. I am so excited about welcoming a little baby to our home. I, Mrs. Super Planner Pants, still do not know her name. It's between two. I think we'll just go with the one Gary is leaning towards. I was trying to see if he'd go for two middle names but I don't think so. I have had the best two sleeps in a row which makes me feel so good. I slept about 7 hours (with a few bathroom breaks) which was awesome.

So, what do you do days before having a baby?

Gary and the boys got to the gardening and cutting the lawn.

Picture of just the boys below...last weekend before little sister will join them in the photos! They are excited and although Kai understands the countdown, Koen just feels like we've been saying he's going to have a baby sister for the entirety of his life:)
Kai says, `Take a picture of me with Mario so we remember how much I loved it!'
Evidence of Koen all over our house? Cars lined up, ready to race.
We got the baby swing down from the garage rafters and set it up. And rearranged our living room to be `baby ready'.
39 week belly below. It looks like the same size as I was with Kai and Koen. My prediction for her weight? 9lbs. How was this pregnancy different than with the boys? Nauseated longer (up to almost 15 weeks), sciatica for weeks 15-25, very little heartburn, gained a few more pounds:)
I just wanted to say one last thing in regards to C-section vs. VBA2C. I feel like one of the main reasons I wanted a VBA2C was to prove I can do it. I'm a (very) competitive person and I have pushed myself physically and mentally in so many things like climbing Mt. Baker and Kilimanjaro, MOMARS and Sea2Summit (adventure racing), 3 half marathons etc. I know I'm strong and tough. However, the fear of baby's head or shoulders not making it out safely has taken precedence and I'm totally fine with a C-section.

I'll admit that I am envious of those that are able to push out big babies and who knows if I could have done it or not, all I know is that I tried my hardest with Kai (9lbs 11oz with 95th percentile head) and we couldn't get him out after hours of pushing. I was shocked that I had a C-section with him, I never ever thought I would have one. Oh well, all I can say is she better be at least 9lbs with a ginormous head or I'm going to always wish I had tried:)

Hope you are all having a great long weekend!
Love, Louise


  1. Woohoo! So pumped for baby girl to make her debut and to find out her name! Enjoy your weekend with your boys! We went out for our "last supper" before Addison made her debut and I'm sure we will do the same before this babe shows up in August!

  2. SUPER excited for you in these last few days! Hope you get a few more really good sleeps too :) can't wait to hear the news!

  3. I so admire women who have C-sections. You will be awesome. Thinking about you lots!

  4. So excited!!! I remember the huge significance of the final days...realizing you are about to meet someone that will change your life! SO fun. In other news, last night I dreamed that you called me to take photos of your final day of pregnancy...and I showed up with a point and shoot...I was MORTIFIED!!! Praying for you friend :)

  5. Megan, you are hilarious:) Love that you are dreaming of me!!!

  6. Thinking of you Louise and praying for you as you count down to baby day! So exciting. We love you!

  7. Woohoo! So pumped to hear that she's here! Praying all goes well tomorrow :)