Wednesday, September 2, 2009

It's been a long time...

'...I shouldn't have left you, without a strong rhyme to step to...'

It's only been a week, but that's the longest I've gone between posts. I can't explain why I haven't posted. There's lots going on, but not too much going that I'm too busy to write. Anyway, I'm here now, so let's get to it. (If you don't recognize the lyric in the first line, watch the clip at the end for some old school hip-hop from 1987)

Baby C is just 24 days away. The doctor already said he will induce Allison at 1 week past her due date, so at the very latest, he is 31 days away. We are getting really close and very excited. Allison has weekly DR appointments now, Baby C's room is ready, the car seat bases are installed, the stroller is we wait.

Allison has had a good pregnancy so far, but I think she's done. I think she's ready to give birth. She's at the point where she's getting up 2 to 3 times a night, sometimes falling back to sleep, sometimes not. Her feet are swollen every evening. Sometimes they are really, REALLY swollen. My favorite joke when they get like that? "Holy cow! Did your foot get stung by a bee?" I do what I can to help her. The occasional massage, I have been preparing and cleaning up dinner and trying not to annoy her. I'm excellent at being annoying, so that is the toughest part for me.

I was telling Mark about Allison's feet the other day and I found the perfect description. I will assume you've all see The Nutty Professor, the version with Eddie Murphy. Do you remember when he went to the club as Buddy Love and he had to leave quickly because he started to transform back to Sherman Klump? Well picture the scene in the Viper, when his foot busts through his shoe and his great big foot floors the gas pedal...well, that's pretty close to Allison's feet.

Picture a white womans foot with pink nail polish in a CR-V not a Viper and you are pretty close. She's been a trooper though and I'm proud of her.

Sherman, Sherman, Sherman!!

I have been feeling/acting weird lately. I don't know if I've been looking forward to Baby C's arrival for so long and been so distracted/excited preparing and writing the blog, that I haven't taken the proper time to realize I'm having a baby. Now that it's so close, and I realize he'll be here in a month or less, the nerves are hitting me and I'm starting to close in and shut down a bit. Usually when I'm nervous I get a little shy, but there is also a physical side effect, that has not shown up yet. Maybe it is nerves or maybe it isn't.

My other thought is possibly, subconsciously, I am trying to get the last bit of play out of my system. I won't have much time to download music, play video games or exercise once Baby C is born, so I'm cramming as much as I can in now. I joined a running group and have been playing MLB Power Pro as much as I can. Often leaving Allison alone on the couch, checking on her every 15 minutes or so, but still leaving her alone. WHOA, whoa, whoa...slow down, before you attack me, I've been taking great care of Allison for 8 months. This is a recent development that has been happening for about a week, I realize something strange is happening, I just don't know why. I'm guessing nerves, not sure what else it could be.

I'm off to bed now. Tomorrow will be a long day full of doctor appointments, work and running.


Mark Vuckovic said...

I'm sure you're just nervous and honestly a little freaked out right now. You're gonna be a dad. What a huge responsibility! I'm sure what your going thru is normal. Once little Ben arrives though, you won't have time for nerves. It will just be about taking care of your special gift. Let me know if you ever just need to chat about. I'm Herr fir ya bro.

Anthony C said...

@ Mark - thanks man. I may take you up on the chat at some point. After reading your blog, I may hold off on asking you to baby sit though. LOL that was funny stuff man.

Jenn C. said...

Hey, I know a perfect analogy for Allison's feet... do they look like she got bit by a rattlesnake?!?!? Yep, I bet it would be a close tie! (Ps - my foot is still swollen & I can't wear normal shoes. Allison, I feel your pain!)

Sorry I've been slacking in the commenting department - been stuck in a summer rut, but getting back to blog reading & updating mine too. And I bet you're just getting baby jitters, kinda like marriage jitters - and look, that worked out just fine. ;-)

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