Friday, February 27, 2004

Pregnancy update

I haven't posted about what's going on in the womb for a while. With four weeks to go before the big day, I figure it's about time for an update.

Misty and I went to the doctor yesterday to see how things were progressing. The baby continues to measure ahead of schedule. According to the doctors, this means that either she'll arrive early or she'll be really big. Misty will have another ultrasound in two weeks, and if the baby looks like she's around 10 pounds, we'll get scheduled for a cesarian section. That scenario is looking likely.

Misty is, understandably, ready for the baby to come out. She has not yet dropped, so Misty still has a tough time breathing or eating big meals. So long as she can hold until after her shower next weekend, I'll be happy. After that, the baby can come any time, and I'll feel prepared.

We've got the baby's room pretty much put together. My parents gave us a crib and changing table, and last week I picked up a small bookshelf from Staples. Now all I need to do is switch the cherry-colored bureau out for a white one and my work on the room is finished. Misty plans to pick out some valences too, but that's her area.

And finally, though most everyone knows already anyway, I don't think I've ever mentioned here that our daughter's name is to be Emily. Unfortunately, it was the second most popular name for girls in 2003, but we've been calling her that for so long, we can't very well change it now. And we don't want to. We like the name Emily.

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