Sunday, July 10, 2005

Death Sentence

I woke up today and I'm acting like I've been issued a death sentence. Everything I do I'm thinking "this is the last time..." This is the last time we can freely sleep in. This is the last time I can shower without making sure someone is watching the kid. It can't possibly be as bad as a death sentence, right?!

You know how upset I'll be if the induction doesn't work tomorrow? I just don't want to have to go through all of these emotions again!


Blogger Amy said...

The day before HIP was discharged from the hospital, I called my head shrinker and cried" I feel like I'm going to JAIL!!!" She laughed and said," Ame, you are finally experiencing a normal reaction to motherhood!" Just think of it this way.. Yes... this is the last time for lots of things... but just imagine all the firsts you are gonna have over the the next 20 years. You wouldn't go back . Trust me.

10:05 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

Don't sweat it. I had to be induced twice...ain't no thang.

But yes, once your baby meets the world, nothing will be the same for you. But you won't want it to be so it all works out.

10:52 AM  
Anonymous Carol said...

Cara ~ My husband and I were just commenting on how relaxing it is to be at home w/ only 2 instead of 3 kids (oldest spent the night at aunt's house). While parenthood is the hardest freaking thing we've ever done & it's a test of endurance, we still have never, ever for one single moment regretted having children. As you know, your life is about to change completely (and I think that because you are very keenly aware of it and are right now, at this very moment, examining things, you'll be in for less of a shock than people like me, who were oblivious to what a baby brings to your life, lol). Nothing will really ever be the same. But that's okay - you're going to love your new life even if in the midst of it all you ask yourself, "Who signed me up for this gig, anyhow?!"

FWIW, the first 6 weeks have been the toughest, followed by the first year. After that, things sail much more smoothly. You're gonna do great though!

10:57 AM  
Blogger Elaine said...

Oh hon, it'll be the most amazing death you could imagine. Yes, your life is about to change completely and yes, there will be times where you won't love every moment (just read all the mama blogs), but I promise you that the first time your son takes ahold of your face, looks you right in the eye and says, "Mommy, I love you" it'll be the freaking rapture. It's worth EVERY MOMENT.

11:08 AM  
Blogger Brandi said...

I am sure it is going to work! Your to close to your due date for it not to!
Death Sentance NO but I will tell you one thing. I can count on 1 hand how many times I slept past 8am in the last 2 years.
It is all worth it though sweetie. It is the best thing you will ever do and the love you will have for your son is something you have never felt before in your life. Be very prepared to have your heart walking around outside your body for the rest of your life.
I will be thinking of you tomorrow. Good luck!

12:24 PM  
Blogger michaela said...

anne said it perfectly.

i had to be induced twice, too. but in the end i was glad because i was so used to everything at the hospital (and you can tell them to keep the students away from you - i did) i was much calmer about it all when i finally went into real labor.

i'm sitting here listening to bob marley and he wants you to know that every little thing is going to be alright. don't worry about a thing.

much love - i'm so excited for you!

2:22 PM  

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