So this is it… in the final days before this little guy arrives. And I’m trying to remember how it was at this point with Teddy, but without my posts from my blog, I really can’t recall on my own. At this point though, in this case, I’m really ready. But I feel like I’ve been ready for a long time, at least the past few weeks. Maybe it was being so pregnant during a record-breaking hot summer, or maybe it’s being pregnant with a toddler this time around, regardless, it’s been a long road and I’m ready to meet this little guy.
And I can’t wait to see how Teddy will be as a big brother. The nice thing in leading up to the delivery is that we (me and Ian) have been having a lot of great moments with Teddy. Yesterday Ian was terrific with taking him out, giving me a bit of a break, and having some quality ‘dude time’. Today was my turn as I took Teddy out for lunch and then in a pure-bribery move, went to the toy store for a new shovel. Normally I wouldn’t be indulging him, but I think I’m so sensitive to how much this is going to change his life/routine that I’ve been spoiling him a bit.
Part of me is hoping that I’ll write this post and it will somehow move the process along. But even if it doesn’t, we know that the baby will be here by the end of the week thanks to a scheduled induction. Initially I was against setting an induction (the whole idea of pre-setting a birthdate was weird to me) but at this point, I’m so ready, I caved. But, like I said, maybe he’ll arrive sooner!
Please send positive thoughts our way, but especially to Teddy… I just want this to be as smooth of a transition for him as possible. Me and Ian? Eh, we’ll figure it out!