Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Forgive the lame blogger!

I officially appologize to those of you who actually have been checking this for updates on our crazy journey called life! The past six months have been filled with waiting, so often there just has not been anything for me to mention. Lucas gave the board exams another valiant shot back in March. He took a $4000 review course and lived in a hotel in downtown Dallas for two months studying non stop all day long. It helped his score. 2 percent. Although we have another shot at the exam before his school puts him up for "review," Lucas has decided to take some time and look into other careers that would make use of the education he has recieved. He has over 120 post gradute hours in the life sciences, surely that counts for something. At the moment he is applying for lots of lab positions. He likes he idea of working behind the scenes on medications or in disease research. In August we will be moving back to Houston. Well, Ill be going Back.. this will be Lucas's first foray into the jungle. Don't tell him about the bugs... I don't think he has quite gotten over the island yet!
The big wait has been for this pregnancy to be over!! I am not a fan of being pregnant as many of you know. Yes I love this little being inside me and am amazed at how God created life within my body. We spend hours watching the baby wiggle and make my tummy contort... but the puking and not sleeping and heart burn and sciatica and itchy itchy belly are needing to be done now:-). Babies are much more fun to cuddle than a giant belly. Luckily we only have two weeks to go! My CNM (Certified Nurse Midwife) wants to induce me because Ayden was such a big baby. The thought is that if we induce a week or so early then maybe the baby won't be quite as big or at least not any bigger and we can avoid having to use any surgical means to help him out... like the vacuum they used on Ayden. We are completely in support of this. Assuming that my body is ready, which there is no guarantee that it will be I wan to avaoid the very big risks associated with trying to get a baby that is just plain bigger than his mamas pelvis out. Second babies tend to be bigger and I will not have a vacuum delivery again. We've decided the risks to the baby are higher that way and would prefer to go straight to a cecarean if the need be. Hopefully Inducing me will prevent any of that. I have been cleaning like a crazy lady the past week and have been having lots of BH contractions. This evening we are supposed to have maternity pictures taken.
Ayden is very excited to be a big brother, although I'm not sure he's quite understanding everything. He found an old baby doll of his from a long time ago that he stole from Destiny. This past week he has been carrying it around and putting diapers on it, feeding it putting "his baby to sleep" and telling me what a good daddy he is. He also announced that he is going to marry Mikyla, a little girl in his class at school and that when they grow up she is going to be pregnant and he will drive the car. I overheard them at school talking about it and defending themselves to a friend. Mikyla piped up that her parents said it was okay.... I guess I'm goin to have a four year old daughter in law :-). (I should mention that Mikyla's mom is due with their baby on Friday. ) So yeah... the waiting continues, but we have a BIG light ahead!