Good News/Bad News

Update in the comments!!

Good news:
My brother got the job, successfully negotiated salary, and is moving out here.

Bad news: He has asked Pete to drive across the country with him from Sept. 7-12.

Why this is bad news: Little girl's pending arrival date is Sept. 22. Pete has always wanted to drive across the country. Bro needs a co-pilot. What if the doc induces me early? What if I'm all alone and gah! go into labor? I don't have friends within driving distance who I could um, rely on to take me to the hospital. This is probably the only time Pete will get to drive across country. Then again, it's definitely the only time he'll have his first kid.

I guess I won't know how Little Girl is tracking until I see my doc in two weeks; or what variables determine being induced vs. going long, like most first-time pregnancies.

Sigh.

Comments

  1. That really sucks! My first came two weeks early. (I later found out it was probably due to the raging case of gum disease I had.) Since you have GD, won't they want to induce early? Hmmmm. What if baby girl comes before the trip? Would you let him go? (if he wanted to.)

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  2. BTW, I drove myself to the hospital when I was in labor with Kent. I wasn't sure I was in labor, and had a doctor's appointment that morning. I got dressed for work because I figured I would probably be going after my appointment. By the time I got there, I knew I would not be going to work. :)

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  3. Yes, this is what I'm hearing, that they'll likely let me go to about 37-38 weeks then induce. That puts us squarely at Sept. 1-8. As much as I struggle with being a cool wife and we're both big on retaining some sense of independence, I just am not Ok with him leaving right after I have the baby, or while I might have the baby. Maybe that makes me lame. I'm ok with that.

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  4. They usuallyinduce at least a week before due date, based as well on measurements as you approach that time. I don't actually think that the timing is permissable.

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  5. hey- simulatneous post:). I don't think itmakes you uncool to want your husband the twoo weeks before and after birth. It's his baby too and you will be tired and in pain. Really.

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  6. I totally wouldn't let my husband do it. I was just trying to be open minded. ;)

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  7. I absolutely thing that bro needs to find an alternate Plan B co-pilot. There are too many "what ifs" out there. And, you really will not know anything until your due date gets closer and closer. My whole month of August's calendar is pretty much wide open because of that reason, I just don't know when 'Lil D will want to arrive, and nothing is gonna get in his way. Well, except two showers, and that's another story! The chance will come again to do the drive, and like you said, the chance to witness Little Girl being born, priceless, and irreplaceable.
    And if that makes you uncool, I'm on that team as well!

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  8. Agreed everyone. It sounds insane for him to go. I'm going to try to let Pete and bro come to this conclusion themselves.

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  9. Guilt works sometimes.
    I'm really good at making people feel guilty. hee hee.
    I kid. I kid.

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  10. Megan5:09 PM

    I almost had a heart attack when I read your post. That is crazy. Bro needs a smack up-side the head!

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  11. I know this isn't the ideal outcome, but I will be around from Sept. 3 on. In case you just need someone to hang out with or be "on call." And for what it's worth, from experience, I don't think I could have made it by myself with my first brand new baby for a week. And not that I'm "a cool wife" but I am pretty laid back. It just is overwhelming and the hormones...yeesh! Craig just going back to work was tough.

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  12. Update -- I talked to bro and he said he's going to go with Plan B, that Pete should really stay with me. Phew!

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  13. OH thank god... that was ridiculous! Having him gone would have insured you went into early labor!

    Yo my freaking in-laws drove down here while I was gone without asking Mr F and had a talk about what a terrible person I am... I am fuming! just fyi... ;)

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  14. Update 2:

    Talked to Pete over dinner and he said the timing just isn't going to work. Phew again. Thank god these guys came to the realization on their own!!

    Mrs. F -- sorry to hear it -- yikes!!

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  15. Oh you don't know the half of it... I'm debating whether I can blog about it.

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  16. I am so relieved that Pete is not going on the road trip. Believe me, it does not make you uncool to not want him to go. It makes you normal.

    Um, Mrs F, what is up with that?!

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  17. Thanks Julie!

    Mrs. F -- would it help or make things worse? Could they get worse? Oy.

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  18. Megan5:27 AM

    Mrs. F, I can sympathize. Friggin' in-laws. I have to go visit them this weekend and the only way to deal with them is to drink. Well, I'm pregnant, so I can't drink. What the heck am I gonna do???

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  19. Heather - I'm so glad they came to their senses! Oh and I agree. You're not uncool, you are sane. :)

    Mrs. F - Man, that sucks about your crazy in-laws. What the hell?

    Megan - LOL. I'm sorry.

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  20. That's awesome news! I'm so glad that they realized that and you don't have to be the bad guy and lay the smack down! Hooray!

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