Oh, Baby!

So I hope you all have voted, or will be voting today! I was down at Town Hall casting my vote around 6:30 this morning. No “I Voted” sticker though — boo for the town on that one! They never have the stickers. I guess they’re probably not that popular with the 70+ crowd that comprises much of our town, LOL… We are still using incredibly ancient voting machines like this. That’s gotta be, what… circa 1940? No computers, no paper ballots, just some switches that you toggle. I’m never confident that the thing actually calculates correctly but hopefully it did.

My next stop this morning was my first appointment at the OB’s. Yes, you read that right! I am 9 weeks pregnant! The due date is June 6th. Most of you probably already know by now via Facebook or Twitter, of course. We were waiting until we heard the heartbeat until we said anything “publicly.” Everything sounded great, so now I feel OK mentioning it to everyone πŸ™‚ This baby will be a scheduled c-section since Jake was a c-section and my VBAC with Noah didn’t work out. That does bum me out a little, but the goal is a healthy baby, so I just need to keep that in mind. I’m nervous about it, even though I’ve already had it done twice before, isn’t that crazy? I guess with the other two, I’d been in labor and was just ready to get it over with. My midwife said the recovery this time should be a bit easier because my body won’t be as tired as it was the previous two times.

Of course, now I’m totally regretting having sold all of my maternity clothes on E-bay after Noah was born. I’m down to one pair of pants that comfortably fit. I did buy a pair of maternity jeans and a couple tops (also off of Ebay, of course), but I’ll have to suck it up and get a few more things once I really pop out.

I’m also trying to figure out a little treat to get myself after my OB visits. I did that last time, just to spoil myself a little. Drew gets his downloadable audio books every month, but I don’t have anything like that so I figure treating myself to a fancy juice or fancy decaf coffee drink is totally acceptable. I mean, this will officially be our last baby so I want to do everything I can to make this pregnancy super special πŸ™‚

So how’s that for an Election Day suprise?


  1. Lisanne says:

    I love your new blog design! Congratulations again! Really happy to hear that everything looked good at your first appointment! Hope you will start to feel better soon. I love “Not Your Daughter’s Jeans.” They’re expensive as hell, but they are *so* worth it. I have no idea whether they make maternity ones, but they really stretch with your body. Gosh, June sounds SO far away right now, doesn’t it?

  2. Sara says:

    Congratulations again! How great!! I’m glad that you can buy new clothes for yourself this time around. I had to do that with both pregnancies. Things changed so much in 4 years!

    Love the blog design, very cute! πŸ™‚

  3. jesser says:

    Wonderful news! I had’t seen on FB yet … I am so bad about checking it daily. Congrats! I think I’m going for another C … I don’t really want it but the idea of 36+ hours of labor again to get nowhere does not appeal …

  4. Shannon says:

    well I will tell ya again… CONGRATS… I am sooo excited for ya… and again… I hope it is a girl lol… but for treating yourself… what about a really nice chocolate bar one time… another time a pedi with foot rub… another time what about something from a speciality food store etc… or yarn… you need to knit for the new baby… buy lots of yarn… btw… what do the boys think of this lol…

  5. Heidi says:

    You totally made me do a double-take and check that this was really CAROL’s blog! Wow! Congratulations!!!!!! I missed any announcements anywhere! Wow! Exciting news!!! πŸ™‚

  6. Angie says:

    I’m so behind on catching up on blogs, and when I saw your photo at Flickr I thought I was misreading something! Congratulations, and I’m sorry I didn’t happen along here earlier to say so. Wow, how awesome!

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