Friday, January 4

Lady of Leisure

And just like that, I'm a lady of leisure.

Well, not quite with three active kiddos.   But I am officially out of work per the good doctors orders.

I'll be 27 weeks tomorrow & while things haven't happened, and we're hoping that they won't, we decided to take the "just be safe" measure.  At school I'm on my feet from 7:30am to 3pm.  There is no sitting or relaxing with a demanding class of 22 6- and 7-year olds.  And I didn't argue.  Hopefully this means I get 3 months with Colbs, Syd, and Zoe before Baby #5 makes its grand appearance.

I think I mentioned that my section is scheduled for April 2nd at 39 weeks 2 days.  I've been seeing high risk every 2 weeks on the dot and my regular OB every 2 weeks as well.  Some days we're all so optimistic and Dr. K is telling me that he sees no reason that we won't make it to section-date.  And other days the reality of my past is there and we're hoping for 36 weeks.  My real goal is a healthy baby that comes home when I'm discharged.  No NICU time.   I cannot even begin to tell you how disappointed I am going to be in myself and my body if this baby comes early.  Full term- or nearly so- is some kind of affirmation I need.

We shall see!

And a few pictures of the kiddos SnowTubing a few days after Christmas...