Thursday, 31 July 2008

The Last Few Days

Over the last week there have been many exciting developments. I was asked at the grocery store if I was pregnant, which Chad & I found quite humorous, since I have only 3 weeks to go. But many people have said I am not very big. From the back you can't really tell that I am pregnant at all, so I suppose I don't look as far along as I am, but "Are you pregnant?" I'd have to have something incredibly wrong w/ me to look like this & not be pregnant!

I didn't have to worry about them stopping me from flying b/c I don't really look like I'm in my 9th month. On one of the flights we were seated in the emergency exit row & the stewardess asked if we felt comfortable to perform the duties of the row & we said yes. Then she came back a few minutes later & asked, "wait, are you pregnant?" "Yes," I replied & she said she'd have to re-seat us b/c she hadn't realised that at first & apparently pregnant people aren't allowed to sit in the exit rows.

We did end up buying the house we had looked at. The offer was accepted Saturday night, we set up the mortgage, insurance, got a lawyer & did all the little things we had to do before we left PEI, so we feel good about getting all that done. We didn't have much of a holiday, but it feels really good to not have to worry about any of that. We'll close on Sept 22, so we can move in then.

I saw the Doctor today & he said he's going w/ a due date of Aug 26. Can we just say THIS BABY IS NEVER COMING OUT!!!!" Normally I wouldn't mind. Asher was overdue by a few days, but it was ok b/c I figure the more days he was inside, the more nights I got to sleep through the night before he came out. But this time we have a bit of a deadline. We have to get to PEI by the 19th of Sept, & we want to be in Ontario for the 14th of Sept, meaning we have to leave here by the 8th of Sept. Having Baptism on the 7th, but I'm not especially looking forward to travelling w/ such a small baby. I was hoping for a month to get everything figured out before we had to go.

They've already moved the due date from Aug 10 to the 21st & now to the 26th. Pretty soon I won't have a baby, but a giraffe! (I believe giraffes gestate for about 26 months).

Oh well, I suppose there's nothing I can do about it by worrying or ranting, so we'll just wait until the little one is ready to make it's appearance. I suppose it might be a good time to pack my bag for the hospital & get the baby clothes out as well.


  1. Man-o-man! I'm not sure if i've ever met a pregnant lady who travels as much as you. Too funny! Super glad you were able to find a house that you like... I was kinda worried for all of you (baby included).


  2. You sound so much like me when I was pregnant with my second child, Josiah!! Derek was graduating from school in VA and afterwards we were going to be transferred to our next duty station, a few weeks before I was due! We had no idea of where we were even going to live, we could have been sent to Germany. They did extend our stay by a few weeks because the baby was going to be due. But we had to leave at the end of September and I was due the 11! We finally got our orders in August for WA, which would mean we would be driving across country with a brand new baby. I so wanted him to come early! Well he did come a week and a half early, but because he was breach (which I wouldnt recommend). So thankfully he was almost a month old when we left. Looking back I dont know how I did all that. OF course it wasnt me, it was God. You are such a strong woman, I know that God is preparing everything in His time, and it will all just fit together. I will be praying for you guys though. I am glad you got a house, how nice!

  3. I'm glad to hear that you and Chad now have a house. Just be patient because the baby will come out when he/she wants to.