Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Down to the Wire

Well, it's official. The newest addition to the Allen family will be making her appearance no later than this Saturday, June 2, in the year of our Lord, 2007.

Charlotte went to Dr. Mauldin yesterday, and he was more than impressed with Alexa's preparedness to depart the womb. In fact, after observing Alex's nearness to the exit, he casually mentioned there was no real reason to wait past this weekend to coax her out. He made the post-thought that he was already on-call this Saturday, so it was just as good a time as any.

Shannon, a co-worker in my office pointed out that Charlotte will deliver before Saturday, as Friday is scheduled to be a full moon.

So maybe today. Maybe tomorrow. Maybe Friday. But definitely by Saturday I will snuggle my second daughter in my arms for the first time.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

It's Potty Time.

Charlotte and I recently agreed it may be time to introduce Alyse to the world of pottying. I thought it maybe a good time for her to get familiar with the concept, but Charlotte seems convinced she can have Alyse completely trained on it by the time summer is out.

I, of course, rebuffed this ridiculous claim, citing that it may seem easy right now but with a new baby in tow, it could prove more challenging than previously thought. Being the strong, independent, and stubborn woman she is, Charlotte told me I was selling her short. I'll leave the story there, as the text is merely a subpar excuse to post these cute pictures of Alyse on her potty seat.

Charlotte is now 36 weeks pregnant with Alex and is sure to pop within the next few weeks. Get prepared to be lambasted with blog pictures very soon.