yes.... the time has come.
went to the dr. today for my weekly and because of the baby's size and because i've been having cramps which means i could go into labor at any moment, and because my dr. is only in the hospital/theatre tomorrow, we have decided to do the surgery tomorrow morning! so, i go into the hospital this evening and will have the surgery tomorrow morn. i just didn't want to chance going into labor and having another dr. deliver the baby. i feel very at ease w/ my dr. and the thought of someone else doing it... well, i'd rather just do it a week early.
i thought hashim would die sitting in the drs. office.... and here i'm the one having the baby! ;) but i guess the shock of it being early - even though it's only a week - took him by complete and utter surprise. me too really... i think i could go for another couple of months, but i know that it isn't possible.... i'm just scared of all the newness. i know things will be fine and we will adjust to the baby and all, but..... i have to be honest and say that i am somewhat freaking out a bit.
so... thought i'd leave a post trying to calm my nerves.... but i doubt that it will.
on a different note, we went to see The Last King of Scotland lastnight. we loved the movie. first, i really, really like Forest Whitaker. he's a great actor and he did an unbelievably fabulous job in this movie as the Ugandan tyrant, Idi Amin. i definitely think he deserves an Oscar for his performance and i hope he gets it. he was so believable in the role. the guy who played the Scottish guy/dr. deserves an Oscar nod as well, but i don't think he's up for anything. he was also terrific in his role, so much so that i could see him getting the best supporting actor Oscar but he's up for nothing, i believe, which is too bad. Gillian Andersen, of X-Files fame was also in the movie and even though her role was short, it was really great to see her in a big film. i always liked her in the X-Files.
so, without giving any spoilers, i'll just say that this Idi Amin was a complete and utter madman, a monster really. i didn't know anything about him prior to seeing the movie, but as the movie progressed, you saw him lose his mind pretty much. he was a scary guy. i can't imagine being there and working under him like this Scottish doctor. in the beginning, he seemed very nice and i even felt sorry for him at one point, but as time went on, you saw just how crazy he actually was and if you crossed him or the powers at be, then you died. simple as that. he was also killing thousands upon thousands of Ugandans - if i'm not mistaken, it was somewhere in the neighborhood of 300,000 people by the time he was exiled.
and i didn't know that Saudi Arabia allowed him to exile to their country.... funny, but they have an odd habit of allowing vicious dictators to come to their country coz didn't they put out the welcome mat for Saddam as well? but, hey, i think Bahrain did the same if i'm not mistaken.
anyway... the movie is terrific. this is one that you don't want to miss.