The Garbanza has been officially served her eviction notice. If she doesn't make an appearance on her own by Monday afternoon, she'll make her way out by c-section. I have tried pretty much everything to get labor going -- long walks, acupuncture, reflexology, raspberry leaf tea, really spicy food, etc., etc. Nothing seems to have any effect. I was hoping not to have to have another c-section, but it is looking like that is the way I'm going to have to go. Actually, I'm feeling pretty good about the decision; I feel like I've done everything I can to avoid it and this is just the way I'm going to have to go.
I'm feeling the same intense curiousity to meet Miss Garbanza as I did at the end of my pregnancy with Anna. I cannot wait to meet this little person who has been kicking away inside of me. I can't wait to see what she looks like, what she sounds like, what her personality is like (you'd be amazed how quickly a baby's personality shows through -- Anna's was clear within a few hours of her birth).
My mom has been here for about 2 weeks, and she's going to stay to the end of the month. It is fantastic to have her here. However, I think she must be getting bored of waiting for the baby's arrival. About 2 weeks ago, it looked like labor was imminent and now we're still waiting. Nevertheless, Anna is having lots of fun with her Amma.
Anna seems excited about the arrival of her baby sister. She has decided to become her own stylist -- it is no longer acceptable for me to pick out her clothes for her. We've had some pretty interesting combinations recently. Anna is obsessed with wearing dresses, and ideally she'd like to wear the same one every day. If her favorite dress isn't available, generally she'll want to wear something that is completely inappropriate for the weather (i.e., a summer dress when it is windy, raining and freezing outside).
Stay tuned for baby news!