So it's been official for quite some time and definitely no secret that baby #3 is on it's way! We are SO excited! Scheduled due date: December 24 2008. That's right, Christmas Eve. We like to call that poor planning; regardless, we can't wait! This pregnancy has been completely different than the last two. For one thing I've not been sick which is amazing and all new for me. I had one sick day and the rest, other than being exhausted, have been great. I'll take tired any day over nauseous! Secondly, and this may sound really ugly, I've never been excited to be expecting. With Tatum she was a complete surprise and it took me quite a while to even be okay with the idea. With Tucker I had just been pregnant 6 moths before. But with this baby I've wanted it for so long and it's been so long I'm thrilled. Third, it has been so fun to watch Tatum and Tucker be so excited at the thought of a new baby. Tatum tells me just about every day, "Mom, I already love our new baby!" She's already committed to helping with diaper changes and feedings! And then there's Tucker, when asked if he's going to kiss our new baby he says, "No, I want to punch it in the face." Nice. He does have his sweet moments when he won't go to bed without kissing the baby (my stomach) and giving the baby loves (rubbing my stomach). We can't wait!
About the unacceptable due date. I couldn't possibly let my sweet baby's birthday be overlooked every year because of Christmas, anything after the 12th simply won't due. The closer to Christmas the less of a birthday. So, I expressed my great concern to my Dr. and he, thankfully, is willing in induce me. It also helps that Tucker was a tank so it gives me just another reason to be induced. Dr. Huish thought the 10th sounded like a good date, of course the baby has to be healthy and ready, which works for me. I know this will sound pathetic but this date gives me stress. Only the biggest movie ever is coming out Dec. 12th, Twilight. What's a girl to do?!?!
We, rather I, decided we're not going to find out what it is. It took Chris a while but he's finally come around. It only adds to the excitement for us. I have to say that the grandmas are a little irritated with the idea of waiting. My mother insists on making 2 quilts instead of waiting. They're lucky to be the first we call! Besides, it doesn't matter anyways, we'll love it just the same, boy or girl!