Monday, March 13, 2006

March 17, 2006



That's the date of induction. At 9:00 am - I am to be at the hospital ready, willing and waiting. It's exciting because deep down I always thought this would be a St. Patty's baby. Now, it's looking like more of a reality unless something happens between now and Friday. And, goodness help me - I hope my labor doesn't extend to the 18th!

I feel like I have so many things to do and not enough time. It's literally consuming all of my thoughts. I still want to scrub every crevice of my house, my SIL needs me to do her taxes, I have to get my own taxes figured out, etc., etc. Not to mention packing the bag and making sure that I have all of my arrangements made for Maggie. Goodness - I'm going to miss her while I'm in the hospital. I just LOVE that girl!

Of course, now that we're having a St. Patty's Day baby, my husband has decided she needs an Irish name. I thought we were about 85% solidified on one and now he's decided he wants something different. I'm thinking this is going to get ugly before it ends. LOL! The name debate has been ongoing since we found out we were having a girl. With Maggie, we knew immediately what we were going to name her. With this one - we have no clue. It's sad. I have a list sitting by my computer at home that I plan to take with me. That way I don't forget any of the ones that I like. Or, mistakenly give her a name that means "transsexual goat" or something. This baby naming stuff is scary business!

We also have the ongoing saga of me wanting NOBODY in the room but my husband. For some reason, people don't understand that. Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't birth a PRIVATE thing? I mean, seriously, it's not a family picnic. In the end, birth is a beautiful thing, but it's still my private area that's on display and I'm just not really feeling this whole "letting everyone and their brother" in the room. I feel like Bailey from G/A - don't look at my va-jay-jay. The biggest one is my husband's sister. The last time she showed up while I was laboring she needed more attention from my nurses than I did. She requested heated blankets so that she could take a nap and then proceeded to sleep on the floor. WTH!?! My doctor had to step over her. I told the doctor to just kick her to the side, but I guess that wouldn't have went over well. So, I've asked DH to tell everyone that I don't want a bunch of people there. Besides, I can be a moody one, especially when in pain. Good thing is, doc told me today that I didn't have to be Superwoman and could have my epidural whenever. Yes - I'll take an epidural and a good dose of pitocin please.

Gotta go home and get ready. So many things to do, so little time!

18 comments:

barb said...

Oh I'm so with you on making it a hubby-only deal. NObody was invited to Shannon's birth party.

totally me said...

I really didn't even want the hubby in the room....nor the four doctors and the entire nursing staff(ask me about it sometime).

epi's are a wonderful thing. LOVED LOVED LOVED having an epi. would never give birth again without one.

so what irish names are on your short list?


meg

Angie said...

Ginger, just tell the nurses you don't want anyone in there. They'll gladly play the bad guy so you don't have to!!

GOOD LUCK! I'm so excited!!!!

Missy_G said...

I agree tell the nurses and they will keep everyone out. Giving birth is enough work without the added stress of an audience. Good luck picking a name!! Have a great day!!

~Tami~ said...

I agree...no room in there for anyone but Daddy as far as I'm concerned. SO excited for you!!

tina said...

still lovin' the name Mallory!! Isn't that Irish? You know, Molly Katherine is pretty Irish, and we happen to love that name. ; )
About the whole privacy thing, I agree with the other posters..the nurses have no problem whatsoever making sure that the mom is happy and content. They will gladly play the bad guy role and tell everyone what your wishes are as far as privacy goes.

Joanna Bolick said...

How exciting!!!! We found out that we were expecting a baby girl last St. Patty's day, so it's so neat to you that you will be having a girl (literally!!) on this one!!! Or before, i guess you never know....anyway, girls Irish names...hmmm...we had an Irish name picked out for Harper's middle name at first but changed our minds...too bad I can't remember now what that name was...anyway, so excited for ya!! Oh, and I totally hear ya on the other people in birthing room thing. Get out! Get out!

Joanna Bolick said...

Quinn! That was it...

Alana M said...

Did you know that Alana means "Little Darling" and that it is a type of Waterford crystal? I'm just sayin'...

Angie F. said...

Oh a St. Patrick's Baby, how fun :) How about Erin, that means Ireland,lol.

Hope everything goes well Ginger.I love those heated Blankets, order lots :)

Becky said...

Right there with you on the hubby only. I actually made my dad mad because I told him I didn't want him or anyone else in the room with me.

Hang in there and can't wait to see pics of your new little sweetheart!!

Steph said...

Ginger...I love you!

I'm a bit of a baby story addict, and lately, as Karl and I have been really ttc, I've been thinking about the whole birth process as it applies to me.

And the more episodes I see, the bigger the group in the delivery room gets. I mean, what the heck? One woman had her mom, grandmom, and GREAT grandmom in the room. WHHAAAAAAAT?

So yes, private moment. agreed.

Colette said...

I'm so excited for you!
ps-
Kailen (Caelen in irish-speak) would be a top o' the morn' choice!
lol

Katy said...

I must admit...Katherine is a GREAT Irish name!

Linda A. (elendae) said...

St. Pat's Day - how cool is that, Ginger?!! Both my girls have Irish names: Brigid and Aileen. :) And I am totally with you on the "no one in the delivery room but hubby" thing. My SIL was there for Brigid's birth and she was sooooo distracting. I put my foot down with Aileen's delivery and am so glad that I did. Thinking of you and hoping that you have a swift and easy delivery!! Can't wait to hear the name you pick out! Email me if you want some suggestions - we have a huge long list of Irish names! :) So excited for you!! ((hugs))

Anonymous said...

I just can't wait to see McBaby or McBabalicious! I am so excited and happy for you and I TOTALLY agree with the no one but DH in the room...I booted my mom out (I still feel guilty about it, but just couldn't stand the chit chat!) Addison is an Irish name, isn't it? Let's see...there goes ole Addie McSoandSO (yep sounds Irish to me, especially with my fake Irish accent)

Cannot wait to open your blog and see baby pics! Melinda

Emily Adams said...

"McBaby" - I love that!!!!!!
Congrats Ginger...I'm so happy for you!

ahiltz said...

Ginger!!! I have a name for you that is very Irish sounding, actually...couldn't be any more Irish sounding. A friend of mine had a little girl and they were part Irish. I loved her name because it was unusal. It is: Irelynd (pronounced like Ireland)! Isn't that cute?! (Time flies because little Irelynd is on 8 years old!) Just thought I would share that with you.

Anita