no, the surprise is not that tristan is already here (though darla thought it would be funny to not blog until he arrived and then post that as the surprise) the surprise is that i had a dr. appointment yesterday and found out that i am 2.5 cm dilated and 75% effaced. also, my mucous plug has taken a permanent leave of absence. so.....he really could come any day! since i'm only 36 weeks along, my doctor was a little concerned that he'll show up this week, at which time his respitory system may still be under developed. so i am under strict instructions not to overdo it.. no long walks, no vaccuuming, no sex, no three legged races.. which totally makes sense to me, but at the same time, i feel so unprepared! i mean, i've been focusing on getting ready for christmas and was planning on getting ready for tristan AFTER christmas. my priorities have changed drastically and last night was a whirlwind of activity, as the car seat was installed in the car, the hospital bag was packed, and 3 loads of little tiny clothing was laundered. i even snuck outside while josh was on the phone and vaccuumed out my car. thankfully, my husband knows me well and he is aware that when there are things to be done i CANNOT fathom sitting still. so we went out and got me a few dvd's that i HAVE to watch just so that i'll sit down for part of the day. and honestly, i am being good. i mean, blogging requires sitting and that's what i'm doing!
still, this is all still quite shocking for us, that there's a good chance we'll have baby's first christmas this year instead of next! i had all kinds of scary unprepared dreams last night and finally just got up at 2am and read all about labor and breastfeeding for 2 hours. kinda felt like i was cramming for an exam! so if you could, would you please pray that he stays inside for AT LEAST one more week. after that, we're good to go! i'll keep you all posted.