D-Day

Today is what I’m referring to as our D-Day (due day).  Our baby is due today, and it’s not looking like that’ll happen any time soon.  We have our weekly appointment with the doctor this afternoon to see if Megan’s progressing, but she doesn’t feel like she is just yet. 

I’m sure our doctor will talk to us about inducing labor.  She brought it up last week, and she said she doesn’t want us to go more than 10 days past Megan’s due date.  Megan and I are both ready to have this baby, but our baby doesn’t seem like she’s ready to come into this world just yet.  We want to have her when she’s ready to come out, but our doctor is worried that the baby might get too big if we let it go on too long.

We’re having a difficult time picking out a name, too.  Megan’s got a few names she really likes, and I’m not big on any of them.  She wants something different, and I want something that’s traditional (but less common) with meaning behind it.  I’m sure that once we see our baby we’ll come up with a quick short list, and maybe we’ll even be able to pick one out of the list.

The last week has been rough, as our baby has been progressing ahead of schedule the whole pregnancy.  Everyone thought for sure she was coming a week or a week and a half early, but we were all wrong.  Megan and I have just been waiting around for this baby to come out for the past couple weeks, and it’s making me really anxious.  As long as both Megan and baby are healthy, we’ll all be happy. 

It’s weird at work too.  You know that feeling you get the friday before a week’s vacation?  You are just trying to tie up all loose ends, and not start anything new that will take up a lot of time?  Well, that’s how I’ve been for a week now.  It’s driving me nuts.  I’m just picking up small things here and there that I know I can finish within the day, because I’m not sure if I’ll end up showing back up the next day.

I know it’ll all be fine, and our baby will come when she’s ready.  I just hope it’s someday soon.  Maybe she’s just trying to teach us some patience.  She’s teaching me already, and she hasn’t even been born yet.  I know baby’s are supposed to teach us as much as we do them, but she’s starting really early!

Baby Update

Our baby is due next Wednesday, and we couldn’t be more anxious for the day my wife goes into labor.  She’s been progressing quicker than most babies (she was in the 85th percentile a few weeks ago), so I’ve always predicted our baby to be born on the 21st.  Well, that didn’t happen, and it looks like it’ll be sometime next week. 

Our doctor thought Megan would be dilated by now, but she hasn’t started progressing much.  The baby’s growth has slowed down, according to the measurements, but the doctor is still worried about the size of the baby, and if Megan can push out that large of a baby (since it’s her first). 

The doctor said we could decide to induce Megan tonight if we wanted to.  Or we could change our appointment for next Wednesday (her due date), and have her induced instead.  Or we could just wait and see what happens.  If we wait and see, our doctor wants us to not let Megan go more than 10 days past her due date, due to how big the baby could get.

We talked about it quite a bit, and we’ve decided to take the wait-and-see approach.  We are both really anxious to get this baby out, but we want to give the baby time to come out on her own.  I pray that it happens sooner than later, and that both our baby and Megan are healthy and no complications occur.  It’s going to be a strange couple of weeks coming up….

New Year’s Goals – Progress Update – Sixth Month

Well, it’s half-way through the year, so let’s see how I’m doing on my New Year’s Goals.

  1. Sell old house.
    We haven’t found a buyer or a renter yet, so our house sits vacant.  Unfortunately, this means we’re making two mortgage payments right now.  The market in the area is really slow right now, and it’s hard to find someone to actually move in.
  2. Reduce non-house debt by 47.57%.
    Due to us paying on two mortgages, and buying some extra stuff for the baby, we have fallen even further behind on this goal.  Reduced by 17.89% so far, where we should be more like 23.79%.  At this point, I’d be happy if we sold the house and didn’t even make a dime on it, just so we could stop paying additional toward it.  I hope we can sell it soon, so we can get back on track for eliminating debt.  Here’s a graph of how we’re doing so far.  See how we are getting further away this month?
  3. Be able to jog 5 miles without walking.
    No change since last month.  I’m running 3 miles, once or twice per week.
  4. Do 100 push ups in 3 minutes.
    Haven’t touched this in a few months.  I really need to start getting this back into my routine.
  5. Do 200 sit-ups in 3 minutes.
    See the push ups.

We really took a hit this month, since we had to pay two mortgages.  I really hope we can either sell our house, or at least get someone in there paying a portion of the mortgage for us.  I have already dropped the price of the rent a few times, and we still can’t get anybody to move in.  It’s been a really frustrating process, to say the least.  I’m sure God has some plan in mind for the house, but I’m really wishing He’d share it with us.

A Nice, Productive Evening On a Hot Night

Every once in a while, I get a day that’s really good.  Tonight was like that, and it was just an evening.  I rode my bike to Home Depot to get some stuff for putting in an exterior outlet tomorrow.  I had to ride down a busy street for a short bit, but the rest was all bike trail.  It was a nice ride, and didn’t take much longer than it takes to drive there.  I didn’t have to put up with fighting the rush hour traffic, got some exercise, and didn’t use any gas.  I could do that more often…

Once I got back, we ate, and then I hopped in the pool.  I got some more exercise swimming, then I relaxed for a bit on top of the water.  I watched part of the Cardinal game, then went out and mowed the lawn before it got dark.  After it got dark, I came inside and played MLB The Show.

It was a really nice evening, and all I spent was $10 on supplies for a DIY project I’ll be working on tomorrow morning.  The rest of the weekend will be spent in our pool relaxing, and at a party Saturday night.  It’ll be a nice, low-key weekend, and I’m really looking forward to it.  Things have been so crazy getting ready for our baby and trying to rent/sell our old house to where I’m ready for a break.  This three day weekend is the perfect chance for that.

Happy 4th of July, everybody!