Because most philosophies that frown on reproduction don't survive.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Yeah, I'm still here

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....

5 comments:

Jay Anderson said...

"... one of those slackers who takes up permanent residence in the basement and then starts complaining that no one gives him any space."

That would be my brilliant but unmotivated 36-year-old cousin.

Seriously, though, y'all have a busy week ahead. Take care of yourself and good luck.

Sarah and I thought last week was going to be it for us, the B-H contractions got so strong on Wednesday and Thursday. She says she doesn't think she can take another 3 weeks like the last one.

MrsDarwin said...

Hoo boy, I hear you! Good luck to you guys, and happy waiting (har, har).

big tex said...

We here in the Puget Sound area are praying for y'all! We can't wait to see pictures and eventually meet little Smaskig.

Tell the midwife hello for us!

barbfromcincy said...

Hoping and praying that all goes well...your dad was asking us to pray for you Friday night at Community Mass. Tell your mom I said hi and I hope she's enjoying her time with all of you. Next time I see her, I want to see pictures..hehe....
God bless!!!

Amber said...

I've been thinking about you, thanks for the update! I'm hoping and praying that the baby comes soon and all goes well. I bet it is nice having Grandma there so that you aren't point person for the little ones at all times!