Vincent's due date is right around the corner. About 2 1/2 weeks away.
I am completely dreading it.
I'm getting a bit more emotional every day. I just absolutely do not want to be sitting at home thinking about how I should be going in to the hospital to have my baby. I don't want to be reminded that my baby was stillborn, while everyone else is having their beautiful healthy babies.
My official due date was August 15th. In my past two pregnancies I have gone into labor at least 1 1/2 weeks before my due date... Since I have scheduled c-sections, I'm not suppose to go into labor at all, but never fail, I always end up having an emergency c-section 1-3 days before my scheduled c-section. So this time I was going to push to have my scheduled c-section a full two weeks early. I wanted an August 1st or 2nd delivery date.
So now, to keep us distracted, Andy and I are going to go away for a few days. Gas is so expensive we didn't want to go far, but I really wanted to be able to be distracted, so I suggested backpack camping..
Andy is not an avid camper, although he did do all the boy scout camping trips. I have only been backpack camping once, when I was about 17 years old. Here we are 14 years later... We're going to Boulder Lake near McCall, Idaho, which is actually the one place I've been backpacking before.
I found this picture here. The picture was taken at the summit. I'm not sure we will hike that high, but it is absolutely beautiful. The picture was also take in June... There shouldn't be any snow in early August.
I'm a little nervous about the trip, although if we do forget anything it won't be THAT big a deal. We aren't that far from civilization. The hike to the lake isn't a bad one. From what I remember it was about 45 minutes... Maybe it was 45 minutes down?? Regardless, I know we can handle the hike. There is a nice lake there with decent fishing.
Does anyone know of any good meals I can plan for backpacking, or tips that make it easy... I really don't want to be stuck with MRI's...
I'm looking forward to the trip, and I suppose, the more things that don't go as planned, the more distracting the trip will be.
No, We're not taking the kids. They're going to have Grandma and Grandpa time.