We had the doctor's appointment today that we've been waiting for and thinking about for several weeks now. We found out that, according to ultrasound measurements, our baby currently weighs 7 pounds 11 ounces. This being the case, the doctor wants to induce labor on April 14th, two weeks from today. It's all so surreal and somehow shocking even though he warned us 6 weeks ago that this was probably going to happen.
It's been several hours since the appointment, and I can't quite pin down how I feel about the whole thing. I'm definitely excited and surprised. The planner in me likes knowing. I like being able to schedule out everything for my job and make sure everything is ready at the house. I'm a little sad, though, that we may not have that classic it-could-happen-anytime experience where you're at home timing contractions and trying to decide whether or not to go to the hospital. I suppose she could still come before then, but the doctor says it's unlikely. For some reason, for a few weeks now I've felt like she was coming on Easter (April 12), so we'll see.
Alright, so in celebration of the news, I'm finally posting pictures of the nursery. I'm really proud of it. First up, the crib and the bedding:
Then the glorious curtain, made with love by Sandi and Hollye. The chair is a little dark in this picture, but it is velvety and wonderful.This is the dresser that I'm using as the changing table also. I made the circle art on the walls. We'll put her initials on the three middle pieces when we know what the initials are.