So some more updates from the Darby family:
1. First of all, we still love Chicago and mainly because the people are sooo awesome -- the moms at the park, the other couples that live in our building, the waiters at the restaurants, the really nice guy who helped me carry Mimi's stroller up a flight of stairs, and the old man with a cane who made it a point to turn around and walk back to a door just to hold it open for me. How awesome.
2. I had another doctor's appointment today, which I was completely nervous about. Not the appointment but the whole day itself. I exhausted all my resources for babysitters to watch Mimi so Clint and I could go alone, but none of the sitters were able to watch her today. And then Clint realized he had the time wrong and actually had a meeting with a borrower during that time. Yikes! I had to figure out how to get to the office I have never driven to, figure out how to park and get Mimi inside, and then figure out how to keep her occupied while in the office for maybe up to two hours. On top of this we also had to find a UPS warehouse south of downtown to pick up a package that the UPS guy refused to leave downstairs in our building. Double Yikes! Okay, with the big girl britches on I attempted finding the UPS place first. Success. And Mimi let me hold her the entire time we were waiting, which was painless. Then off through the traffic to the doctor's office and to figure out parking. Parking that was a couple of levels below ground. Parking that was not handicap accessible and therefore not stroller-friendly for a very pregnant momma. So we get to the stairs and this super sweet couple immediately stopped me and the guy told me I had to let him help me with the stroller up the stairs. Well, of course I did. And then came the old man with the cane holding open the super-heavy door to the elevators. So impressed.
Anyway, Miss Mimi was a complete angel in both the waiting room and the exam room. She stayed in her stroller the entire time and played with her new Docta Mimi kit and examined her baby doll. Wow, God was really helping out a stressed out momma today.
The exam itself was wonderful and the doctor I saw today let me know everything is perfect. She heard me talk for about 2 seconds and realized I had just fallen off a Mississippi turnip truck and asked me how long I had been in Chicago. Uh, just 2 weeks. So being the thoughtful doctor that she is, she asked how I felt about an early induction so I could have family around to help out with the little munchkin who was in her stroller singing "Baa Baa Black Sheep" to the top of her lungs. We set the date for August 23, and, whew, do I ever feel better. It doesn't look like Mack is at all interested in making an early arrival, so we should be safe knowing he probably won't come before this date.
3. We are beginning to make friends and feel more at home. We are meeting a couple over the weekend Clint knows from his job probably to let our girls play at the park and are grilling out with the neighbors one night. I also met some mommies at the park who have little girls Mimi's age and they have a girl's group that sounds a lot like my Bunko girls in Memphis. I so need an outlet from watching Yo Gabba Gabba and playing Docta Mimi and Barbie Make-Up party!!