Friday, June 27, 2008

Doctors Visits, Exciting News and Other Ramblings

Yesterday was a busy day! Gage and I both had doctors visits in Show Low, I had some overdue grocery shopping to do, and a package to pick up at UPS. I realize that this doesn't sound like that much...but for a 9 month pregnant lady and overly exuberant 2 year old boy...this is quite the day! Thank heavens for my sister Amber who hung out with us all day and was TONS of help!

Gage's appointment was with Dr. Cox for his 2 week post-OP check up. Everything looked EXCELLENT! The tubes are right in place, his lymph nodes aren't swollen any more and his throat and nose are much more clear than they have basically EVER been! Thanks to the removal of his extremely infected adenoids! So we are really praying that this will be the conclusion to our little man's ear problems! We're so thankful to our Heavenly Father for making it possible to have these problems fixed and we're also so grateful that this is the biggest of our worries in Gage's health. We really do feel blessed for what a healthy little boy we have!

My appointment also went well! It was my 38 week check up and though I was hoping that the doctor would tell me that I was ready to have the baby right away...I can live with the fact that that's not what happened. There was still not much progress in the way of dilating and all that fun stuff...but the doctor went ahead and scheduled me in for induction on July 2nd! Yay! So I am happy to say that we have less than a week left until we can meet our new little man! I am going to have to keep myself busy until then so that I don't get too anxious! I kind of feel like a little kid waiting for Christmas! I think this is way more exciting than waiting for Santa to stop by though! There is however a part of me (a TINY part) that thinks "Am I really ready for this?!" Hence the 'Ramblings' mentioned in the title!

I have been having some serious attachment issues this past week with Gage! Don't get me wrong, I am SO excited for the new addition to our family, but I wonder how Gage will do with it not just being him and I all day long. I am pretty much at his disposal for playing, comforting and entertaining right now and in a matter of days that is going to really change! It almost makes me sad, and then I think how much fun Gage will have with his new brother! Especially in the years to come! I mean, obviously I am a super cool mom (ha ha) but I definitely couldn't give him the same happiness of having a brother to play with and cause all kinds of mischief with! So I guess this is a part of life! I just need to get over it already! It just seems to have hit me like a ton of bricks the last few days and I've been having all kinds of emotions about it all! I wonder if that could have something to do with the craziness of pregnant women's hormones? Nah. ha ha Well if any of you moms have advice on how to get through these emotions (I'm hoping I'm not the only person to have this problem) I would be grateful for your comments. In the mean time I will just try to be a big girl and get through it!

THE END

9 comments:

Fullerton Family said...

Yay! That's not too far away! I totally hear ya on the whole attachment issue. It's hard, but when you see them play together and laugh so hard at silly things, you realize how worth it it is, and how lucky they (and you!) are. Good luck, I can't wait to meet the little guy!!

THE CAVEY CLAN said...

I am exciteeeed to see the little man, I hope you are one of those mom's that post's the same day you have him (hee-hee). As for attachment issue, I 100% hear you on that. I had a VERY hard time and to be honest I don't know if there is anything to help you get through it, you just do. It helped me not feel as bad by having Derrick watch Landen so I could have an hour or so of complete alone time with Ethan while we all adjusted. That was just something that helped me, whatever you do though, he and YOU will get through it and they'll will be playing tag and wrestling before you know it:)! Congrats on the induction, that is soo exciting!

Taralee and Trace said...

Oh yes, if you want you guys can come by. We aren't doing too much. Just a couple games. I sure Gage man will love to run around with all the little Porter boys.

Kathi & Ronnie Bishop said...

Wow...Can't wait to see pictures of #2!!! Hard to believe it's going to happen so soon! I don't have a #2 but I have heard if you make the older kid excited about being a big brother/sister it makes the transition easier. I do think it's just one of those things you can't help but get nervous about, but in the long run will work out. I'm sure it will be crazy at times but you'll be fine!

Jenn & Collin said...

dang- you are REALLY CLOSE! Im so excited for you! I think you should post the inevitably avoided picture of you full blown before you go...I wanna see!!! I cant wait- I've still got 7 weeks and think thats coming too fast! Lol. And you get to be induced so at least you've got a day planned...when was your exact due date again? And I think its totally normal to go through what you're feeling right now. Its another chapter and more to learn! I think you will do great though- you're an awesome Mom and have a great outlook and way to handle life! ;) You'll be fine!!! Love you and good luck!!

{nicole coombs} said...

Wow for a nine month pregnant lady you sure are busy!! I guess its not like with your first one when you just get to lay around all day haha two year olds are hard to please! It makes me wonder if I am ready as I think I am to have another one?? Well I guess since I am not pregnant I dont have to really worry about that today:) So anyway I am so excited to come up because you will have a BABY by then yay cant wait to meet him! Oh and I think that you should post a picture of your nine month prego self just for those of us who dont get to see how cute you are every day! Love you and good Luck next WEDNESDAY

Nathan and Toni Southam said...

Aw Ash, I have no advice for you because I am already having those "attachment issues" with Grant and I am not even pregnant! I know things will be great though! Think of all the millions and billions of people who have had second children and they got through it just fine! Anyways...I am so excited to have two "unofficial godsons!" I think I am the only person alive that can claim that title! haha! Hope everything goes well! Good luck and love you tons!

Davis Family said...

I'm glad everything is going well with Gage and his ears. I am excited for you to have your new little guy and hope everything goes well!

Mandi said...

Hey Ash! Good grief, I can't believe you are getting ready to birth your child! Your little man and Nicholas will have the same birthday! That's fun! Don't worry about the detachment thing. I don't remember having that problem too much until this one. (I'm 17 weeks pregnant by the way). I keep looking at my little Katie girl and thinking, She can't be a big sister! She's just my sweet little baby girl that doesn't even walk yet. Keep in mind she is 15 months old, but she's just my little tiny sis and sometimes I feel bad pushing her out of the baby seat so quickly. Luckily Steve and I both really felt like it was time to have another baby and so here we are. The good news is that, just like you said there isn't anything better than another sibling. Those little boys will be the best of friends, just like Nickelby and Matthew. I love it! They play and I get things done. Plus, as you know from a big family, the more kids you have the more fun you have because when one is being a ginormous pill, the other one is usually melting your heart. It's a great balance and I am so happy for you. Good grief, did you like that little novel. I can't wait to hear all about this new little man, his name and all that jazz. I love you!