Here's a picture of Allison and I from back in April when I went back to visit my old school. Can you believe there are actully 5 of us in this picture! :)
So, on the Mia baby news front, Zeus and I went to the doctor today for our weekly check up and I am (from what I remember) 75% effaced and Mia's head down (good girl!) and at station -3 which means not very low yet. Crumb-cakes!!! In the good news department, I now have an end-date for my waiting, aching, crowded body. If nothing happens by next Tuesday, we will be checking into the hospital on the 29th at 7pm to get ready to be induced the next morning. So, one way or another - barring a labor longer than 24 hours (please NO!) - Mia's birth date will be June 30th!!!
Hmmm... I'll have to ask my mom how that works with insurance and if we'll have to pay the insurance premiums on her for the whole month of June if she comes on the last DAY of June. That would be crummy, but so worth it to have her FINALLY in our arms!!!
We are praying that she comes naturally on her own and/or that things go good with the induction and that we don't end up having to have a c-section, but we'll see. (Being induced ups the risk/chance for the need for a C-section, I learned this week at the hospital tour and also had re-iterated at the doctor appointment today.) That would definitely NOT be a worse case scenario, but we'd like to try and have her "regular" so that it doesn't makes for an easier (hopefully) recovery for mom. Also, hopefully it won't take me as long to heal internally before we start trying for baby number two. :) Now, don't get me wrong! There are no plans in the work as of yet for baby number two, especially in the immediate future, but we'd definitely like to have at least two kiddlets before we hit 40 if possible and would like to leave our "spacing options" as open as possible.
With Mia's birth rapidly approaching, mommy has joined a few groups on babycenter.com and is reading voraciously in order to be as prepared as possible in every area. :) I currently belong to three different groups - Cleft Lip and Palate (great info if anyone is interested in reading up on clefting), Exclusive Pumpers (since Mia most likely won't be able to nurse), and June 2010 birth club. It's been fun and very informative, as well as comforting to be able to have a support group to share feelings with and ask questions of who have gone, are going, or who will be going through the same things with their little ones.
Bring on the contractions!!!