Today was Jodi’s weekly checkup. The status….nada, nothing, zippo. She is not showing any signs of anything. The waiting game continues. One bit of new info, the Doctor has told us that the 21st is the day Jodi will be induced if she does not go on her own.
We now have only 24 days until Jodi’s due date and we have so many things to do. I think we are taking for granted all the great planning we did for Eli and skipping a lot of things that are important. I asked Jodi today, do we need to do anything with the hospital? Like pre-register? I remember with Eli we did that, and well we have not done it for Ziggy. We also had purchased everything in advance, and we have so many things we have not purchased yet like a new little bathtub, his bedding set, some of the cute pictures for the wall of his room, his lamp etc.
For all the experiences we gained when we had Eli, it seems that we are so completely disorganized for Ziggy. With Jodi already in her ninth month, she could go at any moment, so I hope we get our act together.
On a different note, Eli has mastered the ability to whine, and he is getting his way. This is horrible because once you cave into whining it will be harder than hell to break the cycle. Eli wants a cookie, and we say no because it is dinner time and he whines, out comes a f-ing cookie. We need to step up and teach him that whining is not going to work and show him some tough love.
On a more positive note, Eli is jumping into the pool now on his own, has been very nice to his cousins and his vocabulary is exploding. He has been watching Super Why and spelling everything and has show a renewed interest in reading. Now if we can only get him to stand and pee instead of sit and pee the world would be spinning on its axis a little smoother.
I can only imagine what life is going to be like in the next few weeks. Eli is going to be jealous and I will have to step up the game to an even higher level with him, unfortunately the timing is bad because he is in one of those phases where he just wants it his way and has no interest in playing with dad for than a few minutes at a time. I hate these stages.