The Preslar Family

The Preslar Family
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Monday, May 25, 2009

Due?!?

Here I am, on the eve of my due date, and I'm realizing that I'm a big fat baby. I have never made it to my due date before. I'm always early, and so I really really thought that after three other pregnancies I'd totally go early with this one too. Waaaahhhhh! I am trying to remind myself that people go up to and past their due dates all the time and it's normal, natural, survivable and I'll be just fine. I really don't like being induced; I like the baby to come when she's ready to come. Except that now I'm ready and I'm getting really impatient. See? I'm a baby! I think after the whole "your baby is turned the wrong way and we might have to induce or do a C-section this week" thing made me really ready. And still, nothing! Also, with this nice long weekend where everyone, from babysitters to my midwife to my husband, were perfectly available and ready for action, I felt like it sure would have been convenient to deliver some time in there. Guess not. It's a school day tomorrow and I'm wondering if I just go ahead with normal life like usual. Guess so!

Oh yeah, it's also my birthday today. Happy Birthday! I think I kind of wanted to deliver today because I think that May 25th is the most wonderful day of the year. It would have been fun to share the day, I think, though maybe in the long run the baby would like her very own day. I guess the 26th would be okay too.... We had a really fun day today. Because we really truly thought we'd have a baby by now Troy and I made exactly 0 plans. So when we woke up this morning we were like, "Uh, I guess let's do something for your birthday!" And we proceeded to eat ourselves silly for the rest of the day. Troy went and brought me breakfast from Eggs in the City, a great little joint. Nothing better than eggs benedict, I'd say! I was pretty satisfied with that, especially since I got to eat in bed while finishing up a pretty good book. But then a couple hours later a friend showed up with a giant cup of my favorite frozen yogurt - Luna Berry - you must try it next time you're on 4th South and 7th East. I recommend the plain yogurt with mangos and almonds. THEN Troy considered sending me off to lunch with a friend but decided he'd rather be with me instead (awwww) so my kind sister took the kids while we went to RedRock Cafe downtown. I must admit I was still a little full from the morning, but I managed to enjoy my sandwich - French Onion Steak Sandwich. Another must. Luckily I got a little afternoon nap after that before another friend showed up with a nice little gift and an invitation to dinner. Okay!!! You know, I've noticed that if you eat out all day long and neglect your children there are very few dishes to be done at the end of the day. Awesome! I still feel a little full, but hey, I'm still eating for two, right?

12 comments:

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday Rachel! I was hoping you'd have a baby by now, too. So, if you go past tomorrow, will you consider being induced? (It's not all that bad.) Sounds like you had a delicious birthday. If it makes you feel any better - I think I'm still eating for two only I'm the only one getting any of the calories now a days!

Keersten said...

That is my kind of birthday! (Okay, except for the being "ready to pop" part.) I am so sorry that little chicka didn't come out! I can only imagine how much you are feeling it! We'll be sending labor vibes your way. ;D

chlojo said...

Oh, Happy, Happy Birthday to you! Although you are still pregnant it sounds like a perfect day to celebrate you. Now start eating all the spicy foods, going for long walks (uphill?), and maybe get a foot massage. I hope she decides to make her entrance soon! Good luck with everything!!!

steph said...

Happy Birthday! It's 11pm for me now but after reading about Eggs in the City, I am craving eggs benedict, too!

Hope the little one comes soon and with little effort on your part!

Bella said...

what a great birthday rachel!! eggs in the city...yummmmmmmm. even though no baby came out to play today, at least you were surrounded by family and friends and good food!

oh my gosh! the baby counter says '0' of course this morning. does it now start going +1 etc???

luann said...

Sonuds like a perfect birthday! Just what you deserve!

Don't worry, that sweetie will be here soon enough! But, if you want to get some labor going, go hiking... babies usually follow within 24 hours! (Worked for me a few weeks ago;))

Windybrook Spinner said...

Happy Birthday! I hate going over! Complete misery. On the other hand, Peep was a couple days late and she was my absolute best delivery ever. The others were all early and scary.

Michelle said...

Happy belated birthday, and I hope you'll be celebrating another birth day soon!

Brent & Kate Jefferies said...

Happy Birthday...belated! I'm glad you had a nice relaxing day. I can't wait to hear news of your little one's arrival. I'm dying of curiosity to see what you guys name her! And oh my GOSH!...you're making me homesick for SLC.

tiffrsmith said...

I love your stinkin' guts lady. So sorry you're over due. I promise it's survivable, though. I can hardly wait to see your little lady.

Julie said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!! Hope Happy Birthday to your princess too - SOON!!! :)

Swimmingmom said...

Happy Birthday!!! Sounds like you had a good day. I can't even imagine delivering early. I was 2 1/2 weeks late with my first. I wouldn't recommend it. I don't think you'll be that late;-) Glad you got some good eats. I kinda miss Salt Lake now after hearing all those fun places.