Thursday, February 19, 2009

So Many Details…

20 days and counting until the next Hale child makes her arrival into this world. Hard to believe. Right now my hope is that I make it to the scheduled date (March 11) so that I can avoid labor altogether. My daughter was not cooperative. She arrived a little over a week before my scheduled C-section and I was not prepared for labor. It really sucked. I'm hoping for a highly sterile, pain-free delivery. They'll be no doula, no midwife, no spiritual experience, no breathing exercises. I'm over that nonsense. We high-riskers don't have any birthing options and I choose to embrace my fate. Give me an OR and a gurney any day over a baby pool in my living room with Cat Stevens playing in the background. Puh-lease.

In the meantime, here's a little blogworthy randomness:

  • For those of you unaware, Nadya Suleman, the mother of those now-infamous octuplets, has started a fund-raising website. In case you were wondering, yes, all major credit cards are accepted.
  • I've decided my favorite part of pregnancy is the fact that there is absolutely no need to suck in my gut at any time, ever. It's a glorious thing, really. I'm going to miss that the most. Well, that and the kicks. I do enjoy the kicks when they aren't too intense.
  • The Oscars are coming up this weekend and I have seen nary a nominated movie. There was a time in my life when I would have seen them all. That time has passed. It makes me a little sad. I'm rooting for Mickey Rourke. I want to see him thank his dog again.
  • My daughter has to go to school dressed up as a character from a Mother Goose nursery rhyme next week. Any ideas? I'm at a loss and I refuse to spend any money.


  1. Gracious 20 days!!
    T could be the little lady who lived in the shoe. Surely you could find some sort of old lady outfit for her to wear. Oo or Little Bo Peep! lIttle miss muffet, mary had a little lamb, Mary Mary Quite Contrary, That's what little girls are made of.
    Good luck!

  2. Oh, I loved not having to suck my gut in, also!

  3. Thank you soooo much for the Nadya website; I just sent it to friends and family to rile them up for the day : ) By the way I have seen all the major movies up for Oscars, as well as several of the foreign and documentary nominees...point: your movie-watching days will come again.

  4. As someone who had the doula and all-natural plan with my first (which ended up in an emergency c-section), I can say that I was thrilled when the date of my 2nd c-section arrived. Not having to do labor and all that nonsense again was worth the whole miserable 9+ months of pregnancy. Wishing you guys all the happiness in the world with your new addition!