Tonight we had Easter play practice at our church. I like to go and get the kids some ice cream after we are done. I do it because its fun to do with the kids, but also I do it so that there bedtime snack is done and we can go home, brush teeth and climb into bed. Its usually pretty late when we get home.
I got all the kids home and in bed and then realized I should put a fresh diaper on Skyler. He was already asleep and he seemed to sleep through the diaper change, but just as I was going to walk out the door I hear "luv you momma." Oh, that melted my heart. He is really slow to talk (compared to the other kids) so for me to hear him talk after three years of not much but babble is so fun. I kinda want him to stay little. He is my last and I'm having so much fun with him, but I am glad to be out of the baby stage.
Nothing new on the adoption front. I am still waiting to get hooked up with a local adoption agency and then we will see what happens.
Baby is still getting bigger and stronger. I can feel his movements every day now and they seem to be getting stronger. My energy is still increasing and I find myself more motivated every day to get stuff done that has been put off from being sick for so long.
I also just realized that I think I will have this baby before it gets to hot here. YIPPEE!!! I don't know what I am worried about, Ive been huge and pregnant in the 119 degree heat of Phoenix Arizona. OK, that was miserable.
I took a virtual tour of the hospital I will deliver at. I have never had such nice rooms for delivery. This hospital is top notch. They just built it. The bathrooms in the birthing suites have jacuzzi tubs with jets. WOW!! I wont be getting in them for the birth, but who knows afterwards.
My last birth with Skyler was the most pain free birth I have ever had. When I got to the hospital the nurse said I could have an epidural before they started to induce me. I was basically numb for a few hours before anything happened. The only problem I can see with this is that my labor with Skyler took over 22 hours. That was terrible. I am now wondering if it was because the early epidural. With all my other births I was not allowed to get the epidural until 3-4 centimeters. Oh the pain of getting to 3-4 cm. Its scary. With Matthew, I waited till I was 4 centimeters and then they started to put the epidural in, but it took them 45 minutes to get it in. By that time, I leaned back to lay back down and his head was coming out. From start to finish it was four hours. Its so unpredictable.
On one hand I want the labor to be long so that I get to spend lots of time with the adoptive parents, but on the other hand, long labors are tiring for everyone. We will just have to play it by ear.