Thursday, October 11, 2007

The Countdown: 4

WOOHOO!! Four weeks to go and the baby is head down! This means no painful procedure for me! Except for labor of coarse. Everything else is the same.

My doctor told me two funny things that previous patients have said to her:
  • One patient asked if babies were like puppies and could not open their eyes for the first few weeks after they were born!
  • When my doctor went to measure another patient's belly, she noticed that her belly button was pretty dirty and in her words had a lot of "crusties". The patient said that she was worried that she would harm her baby if she cleaned her belly button. The patient went on to explain that she thought her belly button was attached to the baby's umbilical cord and she didn't want to do anything to disrupt that connection!
I would have such a hard time keeping a straight face! But my doctor is very sweet and in both situations she kindly explained to her patients what the reality was. Its hard to believe that some people can be so...naive, to put it nicely.


Sandy said...

Seriously? How can you NOT clean your belly button?! Ew.
I can't wait to find out what this new baby is!

Good job on the garden! Even though some things didn't quite produce, I'm still totally impressed.

Anonymous said...

Yeah Jamie and Brian! Can't wait to meet the new little one. I'm thinking you're are having a boy but I've been wrong before. Whatever you have it will be very exciting. I love reading the blogs you girls are posting. It's fun to see the pictures too. Give Ashlyn a hug!
Love, Mom

All About M.E.('s) said...

You need to tell the one about the patient who wanted to lure the baby out with food. That was the funniest!
I'm glad that the baby had turned-thank goodness!

Gretch said...

Yippy 4 weeks!

LOL! I can't believe that those ladies said those things-you can only imagine how they'll be as parents-a little scary. :-)

I'm glad the baby in rearing and ready to go.
I can't wait to meet the little one!

Crazy Lifferths said...

Soooo exciting. I have been thinking about you lately, hoping that the baby had flipped and that you wouldn't have to do that painful procedure!! Can't wait to meet him or exciting. And so the countdown begins!!

Jamie Lee said...

You look so good! Hope you are feeling good.

The Carter Family: said...

Yeah, four weeks! That is awesome! Make sure to take advantage of just having one child right now and do all you can with her before life gets really hectic! My guess is that you're going to have another girl! I can't wait to see if I am right!