This is it!!!! We made it to 39 weeks! 8 days away from a very unwanted scheduled C-section. Hoping to get little man moving in the next few days to avoid the C-section as much as possible.
In our house the past week has been nothing short of one legged jumping jacks, standing on stilts while knitting a new blanket.....anything to induce labor. Yes, we've done it all. All the old wives tales: EPO, sex, nipple stimulation, spicy foods and any other food that also might start labor, pressure points, exercise ball, walking, etc. Our next step is to offer a sacrifice to the fertility gods.
In other news, Spring has arrived, though it feels much like summer all ready. We've taken on a number of projects all ready to give our craftsman home a little curb appeal in hopes of putting it on the market in the very near future. Our good friend, Matt and go-to rent-a-husband has finished our beautiful 6 ft privacy fence, put together the boys new swing set and is in the middle of demolishing our 90 year old original cracked and chipped concrete entrance walk to be replaced by stone pavers. And then of course, yearly mulching and landscaping. We also planted a container garden with O and J this season and are taking great pride in their farming and care skills to far. Sure! Why not do all of this in the midst of waiting for a new baby??
And now, mostly because I am short on time, here is a slide show of the past few months. We enjoyed a babymoon concert with some wonderful friends and musicians, took a family babymoon to Dinosaur Land (the boys are OBSESSED with dinosaurs right now) a cheap iconic roadside attraction not far from our home, attended a firetruck rodeo and just making special memories enjoying our remaining time together as a family of 4. The boys are anticipating the arrival of their "baby brother''and are sweet enough to greet Wren in the morning and bedtime with belly kisses for baby brother. We believe they will make quick and amazing big brothers!
Baby and family moon at 35 weeks: Mama's Black Sheep and Christine Havrilla concert. Family trip to Dinosaur Land in White Post, Va
Firetruck Rodeo -- Apple Blossom Festival 2015
Baby bump 36 weeks:
Baby bump 38 weeks:
Trekking across town trying to get baby trios moving. I'm sure we're a walking entertaining spectacle for our neighbors.
And finally a sneak peak of baby trios. This was from our last sonogram April 13, 2015 when we was 32 weeks. He weighed in at 5.6 lbs and his head was measuring at 37 weeks.....at this point, I'm estimating he is at least 9 lbs and has a noggin the size of a cantaloupe. Perhaps Wren won't mind the C-section afterall....
Sweet baby boy -- your mommies and brother's can't wait to meet you! Please join us soon!!!! And readers, send all your best labor energy our way! Full moon is June 2nd....you never know...
All our best!
Finch and Wren
Extra bonus: if you understand the significance of this photo -- you receive a MILLION extra bonus points! But don't ruin the surprise for everyone ; )