For all who've been wondering -- no, baby's NOT HERE YET. I feel like the parent of one of those slackers who takes up permanent residence in the basement and then starts complaining that no one gives him any space. Baby likes to stretch out and see if she can push a bit more room out of my stomach, but there's just no more room for her to find. You're going to have to move out of Mom's stomach one day, sweets!
If you're keeping count at home, baby is due on Wednesday, but I'd like to point out that she's full-term now and it won't hurt her at all to come a few days early. Grandma has arrived and is taking charge of Noogs and Babs, so everything is in readiness -- we're just waiting for the guest of honor here.
Darwin had a co-worker once who was a big proponent of "hypno-birth" (it was her first pregnancy). She had a "Baby Come" script which she started reciting two weeks before her due date, and would stop her ears and chant "Cancel, cancel, cancel" if anyone tried to tell her that it might possibly be painful to have a baby. As it turned out, the baby come script didn't work, since she went two weeks overdue. But she did manage to have an unmedicated birth, so maybe her hypnosis worked for her there. There's no real point to this anecdote -- just thought I'd share it with you.
Alrighty, we're back to our regularly scheduled waiting....