Knowing

There’s something really bizarre about knowing that I’ll be a second-time mom by next Thursday (and hopefully not sooner!). I had my pre-op appointment with my doctor yesterday and he’s growing exactly on track. She guessed 8.5 pounds; Luis and I think more like 7.5 so we’ll see who is right 😉

While on the one hand knowing the “when” gives me the firm knowledge that this is, indeed, our last weekend as a family of three (OK, four if we count Rocco), it’s also a little strange to know that, well, this is it! It’s almost “go time.”

Some people have told me they can’t possibly fathom knowing when it would happen and how; they like the idea of things happening on their own accord. Others have said I’m so lucky to know the when and how. Since I had a scheduled C-section with Maya and now one scheduled for this baby, I know no other way.

Likewise, I have friends who haven’t wanted to find out the gender of their baby til delivery. And while I personally can’t fathom not knowing, I totally respect their decision to be surprised. It’s all about what works for you and your family; there is no right and wrong.

All I know is, October 3 is just six days away … whoa!

How about you? Would you want to know — the when and how — if you could?

PS–In the meantime, a little Maya update: she now knows her right from her left, which she had to have learned at school!? We were super-impressed when she burst out at dinner telling us which was her left/right hand and foot (and she was right!).

She also now knows which of her friends’ names begin with certain letters of the alphabet. “Whose name starts with an O?” “Oliver!” (She has friends with A, B, G, H, L, M and O in her class).

And finally, she seems to “get” that Mommy and Daddy will be going to the “hopstital” and she will be staying with “Grandmama, Pop and Lala” (my mom, dad and sis) and that they’re “coming on a BIG airplane” and will bring her to visit us and “baby brother.” No clue how she will react when baby brother is here, but we’re trying to prep her as best we can and she seems quite excited. We’ll see …

 

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2 thoughts on “Knowing

  1. I think it would be wonderful to know the day and the hour of birth ahead of time! The whole not knowing thing is killing me! I keeptelling myself that my baby will be bornin October, so stop thinking anything is happening until I reach the month change. I bet you are getting excited. I know I am. I’m due 10/8, but I have a strange feeling I’m not going to make it to my due date. I guess only time will tell. Enjoy your last weekend pregnant!

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