I know I have dangled a carrot for everyone by announcing we have a birthday scheduled, and that I'm causing issues by not announcing the date.... But let me try and explain why I haven't wanted to announce the date...
First off, she will still be a preemie! And yes, we will have a good chance that she will be fine...BUT! I know there is a equal or greater chance that she will be in the NICU for a little while!
Second its really weird to have this mind switch of a disaster at every moment - to things will probably be okay. To switch from dreading each day, to being excited and nervous, and being a somewhat "normal" pregnant lady.
Third I would really like to make it to our day! I've worked really hard and I don't want to JINX it.... Cause when we had Anya's planned we told everyone and she came EARLY, the little stinker!
Fourth I do believe that births should be "natural" that bdays are "supposed" to be a surprise and I feel like a bit of a hypocrit because I have critized those that do "pick" a day to have their babies... But I guess for me I'm not picking the day...if I could I would hold off longer, but my specialist and Dr. want to deliver me sooner than later thanks to my history with bleeding....
And last of all I wanted to keep it a surprise for everyone! But I know for those that are going to come help, I am just not being very helpful for you.... And my hubby has convinced me I should tell the day....BUT I AM NOT TELLING THE TIME!!! LOL I can keep that to myself ;)
Sari Jane's proposed birthday is......MONDAY FEBRUARY 23, 2009