Saturday, December 18, 2010

An Aubrey Update and the Status of This Blog

Hello friends! Boy have I been updating lately or what? Haha, my poor blog has been neglected for so long and now there seems to be a slew of things I want to say! I wanted to pop in and give you a little update about Aubrey and where we stand as far as her delivery is concerned.

Today I had a quick meetup with one of my midwives and she checked to see how far along I was as far as dilation. To spare any gorey details - because that so isn't me - it seems that Aubrey is far to content in her tummy apartment to want to make any kind of appearance on her own. It also seems that she's getting a wee bit chubby and it's about time to evict her from her apartment. So, if she doesn't come on her own this weekend - which there is always a chance - we will go for an induction on Monday. If we don't get bumped (as the hospital only does 3 to 4 inductions a day) because I am not super high on the priority list, then Tuesday will be the day. We are praying for Monday because it seems the doctor on call would do the induction and then transfer care back to our midwife. Which ultimatly is what I want. If we have to go for the induction on Tuesday, that doctor typically will deliver the baby and our midwife would be just a support. Which again, so glad she's there - but would rather she deliver Aubrey.

So that is where we stand! I spent the day buying our food and beverages for our hospital trip. I also picked up a few extra outfits for Aubrey. I'm now making my Mom's famous Chex Mix. The holiday's won't be complete without it. Last minute laundry is getting washed and my delivery gown is drying on the drying rack. Yes, I bought my own delivery gown. I tried it on, and let me say, I felt so pretty in it. I know many would laugh because birth is quiet a dirty process - but being in something so pretty and feminine, I just know is going to make me feel so much better. I got a great deal on the gown and won't feel one bit badly about tossing it after the birth. Here's a photo. It's actually much brighter and pinker in person.

I also wanted to talk about the status of this blog. As many of you know, I've been pretty absent from blogging for most of my pregnancy. I found myself really focused elsewhere and had so little to say. I think I'll be taking a bit of a break for awhile from blogging. As we are not living in our house right now, there is little to blog about on the home front and most of my crafting and house projects are on hold until we are ready to move back home. I am setting up a blog about Aubrey for my friends and family to keep up-to-date about what she's up too. With them living so far away, I don't want them to miss out on all of her changing and growing. I'm sure it will mostly be photos and short stories about how she is doing and what we are up too. You are more than welcome to follow along but know that it will be baby overload. :) I'll post the blog address once it's completed.

In the meantime, I'll definatly pop in the share photos of Aubrey and tell you how her birth went. I may even type out her birth story as I know I enjoyed reading so many other bloggers birth stories. Once things get rolling on our house and I have some projects to share, I will be back. Don't worry, you can't get rid of me that quick. ;) If things get interesting in my life (besides all the new mommy stuff!) I'll be sure to post updates here and there. Thanks for all of the sweet comments and welcome to all my new followers! You all really do mean so much to me.


Tina said...

Fingers crossed little Aubrey makes her debut before, or on Monday for you, Mandi!! I am so looking forward to hearing your wonderful news of her arrival. Take care, lovely. Sending you all my love ~ Tina xx

Pokey said...

I'm praying that all goes well for you, Mandi! How neat, my teaching friend was due the 24th, they decided to induce this Monday 20th, but their little boy was born today! I hope yours goes as smoothly.

Barb said...

Praying Mandi, that baby Aubrey arrives soon and to bring much excitement and happiness to Mommy and Daddy and grandparents and all:>)! She will be a beauty, and blessed to be in a wonderful and loving family! Keep us updated please, and when you change blogs, may I please be on the "need to know" list?

Real Life Reslers said...

I think it's awesome that you bought your own delivery gown!!! I'm definitely remembering that one!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

The Southern Housewife said...

Here's hoping for a wonderful and safe delivery for you both!!! :)

Debra said...

Thinking of you and your sweet baby. Will pop in to see if there are any updates. Take care and enjoy these first few months with her - they are precious and they go so fast (cliche, I know but really true!)

Have a Merry Christmas, too. :)

Rona's Home Page said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

OK . . . . waiting on the edge of my seat to hear of her safe arrival!! Hope you are all snuggled up with Miss Aubrey this Christmas Eve. Can't wait to see/hear the news. xoxo

Holly said...

I'm assuming that little cherub on your Facebook badge is Aubrey! She's gorgeous! Can't wait to hear how it all went.


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