My c-section has been scheduled for next week. Tuesday. June 26 at 1:30 PM.
Considering our triplets were born on my mother's father's birthday ... October 14 ... 125 years after my maternal grandfather was born ... I find it fitting that our fourth baby will be born on Charlie's mother's father's birthday ... June 26 ... 103 years after Charlie's maternal grandfather was born.
I'd been thinking how cool it would have been to have this baby on 7-7-07, which would be my mother's 74th birthday. Particularly fitting since I am her seventh child giving birth to our fourth child. Our triplets were born when I was 33 and mom was 71 ... which is interesting since mom was born in 1933 and I was born in 1971.
Maybe it's not interesting at all and I'm just a little too obsessed with numbers.
The way I'm feeling right now - I wouldn't be surprised if I went in to labor and delivered the baby tomorrow. Mom even said that she would be shocked if I was still pregnant by Tuesday of next week. It's clear that the baby has moved down and I'm certain that he is trying to launch himself out by pushing off my rib cage.
In the midst of our last minute shopping, painting, potty training bonanza, organizing the house, cleaning puddles off our new hardwood floors, wrapping up work details, and freaking out over having another baby ... we learned that Charlie's dad, Alex, took a horrible spill during his vacation in Costa Rica.
Apparently, he was walking up a road that was slick with moss when he lost his footing and tumbled backwards, landing in a concrete lined ditch. He broke several ribs and had severe internal bleeding from his kidneys and liver. This is a very bad problem compounded by the fact that he is on the blood thinner, coumadin, for his heart.
Fortunately, he is stabilized and was recently moved out of the ICU. Unfortunately, he is in a different country, thousands of miles away, and Charlie is worried sick.
Why our friends and family cannot realize that we have got a lot going on in our lives at the very moment, and remain in a bubble until we get through this patch, is completely beyond me. Is it really that difficult to stay at home and do nothing?!
We're sending lots of healing thoughts for you Poppa Alex. Please get well and come home, soon. We promise that your new grandson will be here and anxious to meet you.