Sunday, July 25, 2010

When I'm Off My Game...

...I don't notice things like I should; such as where my young Indian Runner hen disappeared to. Until now. Look what she has tucked away in a spot I can't get to with the belly! I'm not sure these eggs will even be viable since they are small, or if they're even all hers or if she's sharing a nest with my young Buff hen. But since I have no idea how long she's had this nest going, and because she's broody and really wants to hatch them I figure I'll count down from the first day I noticed her sitting and just wait to see. Otherwise I'll just have to throw the eggs away anyway. If I get some babies great - if not then no big loss.

But I'm not completely off my game...Guess where I'm heading off to in this picture? Hint: look to the left and figure out what you see through the trailer window...

Time's ticking down! We have what will stand in as a nursery in the corner of our little bedroom set up - and I've started packing my bag for the hospital, because....

My doctor is still here due to some unforeseen circumstances! And he thinks I may be going into labor before my due date of Aug. 27th - and I won't be making it until the 27th anyway because he will be leaving before then and has promised to induce me on the 20th! I'm not totally sold on the induction - but it is an option. I want to be sure I'm ready to go because I REALLY don't want to end up having a c-section because the induction doesn't work. If I have a c-section it had better be because we have no choice and there is a problem. So we'll be talking more about that all in my appointment later this week.

6 comments:

AJ said...

Yay for being so close! I hope all goes smoothly and you don't need either the induction or C-section.

But, I just want to mention, that I know C-sections get a bad rep and everyone says the recovery is worse. I found that to be a bunch of baloney. My delivery and recovery with Jonah being born by C was way better and easier than the other two. Being induced was actually the hardest for me of the three.

Hopefully the little guy comes on his own though, and you won't have to worry about any of it!

Rising Rainbow said...

I think the last month sucks regardless what waits at the end. Especially when it comes to being pregnant in the summer. I hope it works out whichever way you want. That's always best in my book.

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Meg came early. It was great. I didn't even have time to get nervous about the delivery. ;)

I'm so excited for my remaining two girls to start laying. Should be anytime now. I have been looking for few extra hens and a rooster to keep them company and keep missing them on craigslist. Chickens are a hot commodity I guess-LOL.

Next year, we will try the ducks again. I have an idea of where I want to put a pond for them at the new place. Your Indian Runner hen is pretty. Hope she hatches something.

alanna rose said...

SO I've been meaning to comment, but every time I read your blog there is a needy child in my arms so, sorry :)

I'm hoping if you have to be induced that you'll be already dilated at least a little. I have no experience with c-sections, but I can tell you that the recovery after Max (no epidural) was way easier than after JJ (epidural).

Hooray for an end in sight and Hooray for being able to use your doctor!

rae rae said...

Almost done -- bring on the natural labor inducers -- lucky hubby LOL

Diana said...

You look great!!!!