The Dawleys

Monday, April 5, 2010

Any Day Now

Today is my first day of maternity leave! I wasn't planning on taking any time off until Ella arrives, but seeing as we're being induced on Thursday (unless she arrives before then), I figured it would do me some good to take a few days to prepare for the big day. Today I just ran errands, watched the Cardinals win their first game of the season, baked some cranberry bran muffins (I was craving bran muffins so bad you'd think it was something amazing like chocolate!), and trying to ignore Rusty's CONSTANT (not exaggerating) whining.
I don't know what to do with this dog. He is so emotional and anxious and no matter what we do, he whines OVER and OVER and OVER and OVER. He whines so much that he makes himself puke. The only time he doesn't whine is when you are throwing his ball, sitting with him, or looking at him. Any time the attention is taken away from him, he whines and shakes. It's getting ridiculous! So if you know of anyone that wants a dog....I'm kidding (kind of).
The hospital called today to go over my medical history and fill me in on everything that would happen the day of delivery and during the rest of my stay. It's crazy that we're already talking about her being here. It seems like it's taken so long to get here and yet it's just a few days away! I sat there on the phone trying not to cry (and failing!) as the lady talked to me about everything, but the emotion I feel about her arrival is overwhelming. We have waited so long and now it's finally here. Some days it almost doesn't seem real. I can't wait to finally hold that sweet little baby in my arms.