09 May 2009

the wait is almost over

Thank you all for your lovely comments on my last post, they really mean a lot to me.
So, I'm going to be induced tomorrow (Sunday) and baby will probably be born sometime Monday. They've decided to bring me forward after I had a scan on Thursday. It's nothing major but to cut a long story short, the obstetrician thinks this one may already be fully cooked. So who knows when I'm going to get my quince jam done....
I've just come back from a little walk in the park with Lucy. Behind the trees there, is the Launceston General Hospital (known locally as the LGH), and that's where the action will be taking place.
Lucy loves this park, there's so much to smell. Five years ago I wouldn't have been able to let her run around off the lead like this, she'd give me a cheeky look over her shoulder as if to say "see ya, I'm off on an adventure!" and no amount of calling or chasing would induce her to come back. I'd have to revert to the reverse psychology thing of walking in the opposite direction, thankfully this usually worked. Thereafter she was always on the lead.

She's mellowed now, thank goodness, but still has her moments. I suppose she wants to keep the spirit of adventure alive, just toned down a bit.

And now we're about to embark on another adventure. Since Thursday the anxiety levels have been a bit high, but I have Anthony who is my rock. I also have my family and friends (including you peoples) who are wonderful support.

I'll keep you posted, don't know when but I will...


  1. I'm so excited for you! We want to hear it all!!!! *HUGS*

    Jackie, 39 weeks on monday

  2. Exciting days. And my memories of Ockerby Gardens are of the days when the LGH was on the other side of the street :) And a house in Cleveland St that was demolished to make way for the new hospital.
    Enjoy your future.

  3. Jen,

    I'm so excited for you. I know nothing I can say, will be quite right, and I don't want to fill you with advice, but do know this, you'll be a great Mum.

    And I'm always just a "dropped line" nearby, if you do need some sage advice! *grin*

    Take care of you, and your new little one!


  4. One seems to wait so long for this day to come and when it does the time has simply flown by. I hope your walk in the park has brought you some peace. Stay positive. I think Lucy senses and knows in her own doggy way....Ann :)

  5. Wow, exciting news. Can't wait for the update. Don't worry too much - it's going to be lovely to meet your little babe.

  6. Ooo I'm so excited for you...I bet you can't wait...I can't either now...I feel like I have been with you all the way!!! Thinking of you...and remember, breathe ♥x

  7. I am so excited for you. Sunday in the US is a holiday-Mother's Day.
    How appropriate.
    I will be thinking of you, your husband and the little one on the way. You are in my prayers.
    And - Happy Mother's Day!!!!

  8. How exciting bet you can't wait till little one is here...also you'll have to let us know all the details lol

  9. All the very best, hopefully by now you are a MUM! Can't wait to see and hear all about it.... and to 'meet' another little Aussy!