Sunday, August 31, 2008

nope, not yet!

I just realized it's been many days since I posted and I wouldn't want you all to get your hopes up on my behalf or anything.....that's right, STILL no baby.

Good heavens. This is getting ridiculous.

I have felt all along that it would be August 29th (no particular reason, I just looked at the calendar and said, August 29). Wrong!

Mom thought surely it would end up being August 31st, because that was my grandfather's (her father's) birthday and people in our family are just about universally born on someone else's birthday or anniversary. Well, it's almost 5 pm so there is still a chance, but I'm thinking no.

My doctor, many months ago, joked that maybe we will have the first baby born on Labor Day. Perhaps!

Along with the 'born on other people's birthdays' thing, maybe he will come on my sister's new husband's birthday - Wednesday, September 3rd.

But I'm thinking it's going to be a long slog through this coming week, and we will end up strolling into the hospital on the 8th to be induced. Oh well.

In the meantime, we're hanging at the beach enjoying the end of summer, taking naps in the warm afternoons, and knitting A LOT. I have some sweaters to show off tomorrow...but I have to get the camera out of the hospital bag which has been living in the car for the past 3 weeks.

Happy labor day - here's hoping it really will be!

8 comments:

shelley said...

i did the whole countdown thing, it was my second pregnancy and i had gone two days early with my first so i was totally prepared to go 2 weeks early and that was the end of it. if only. due date came and went. the doctor determined (due to the fact that the little bugger wouldn't drop at all!! even retreated!! ) that i was not going to go into labour and needed a cesarean (i had an emergency c-section with my first). i was totally disbelieving! she booked it, and i was determined to do this on my own! i did everything i could think of to bring labour on. none of it worked and unhappily marched myself into the operating room to have the cesarean. good thing. the umbilical cord was around his neck three times and it would have turned into another emergency c-secion. the moral of this story (that you totally didn't ask for ;)) is things happen for a reason. my son is 9 months old now and a little stinker. and i can see things a little more pragmatically now that i am no longer counting the days and trying desperately to get some kind of comfort out of the whale that used to be my body. totally been there!

hope you don't mind my barging in
shelley
http://shell-t.livejournal.com/

Jenn said...

qFingers crossed for you! I think my stinker has turned herself back to transverse, since she's kicking and moving like she did before she turned head down. Gah. Will be talking to the Dr. about it on Wednesday. Looking forward to the knitting pictures - maybe that's what he's waiting for?

Ruth said...

My old OB used to say that when they gave babies a deadline they usually managed to find their own way out .... I hope this ends up being true for you, too!

Pam said...

He'll be here so soon! How exciting:)

You know as soon as you unpack your bag you'll go into labor, right? ;-)

HangerMom said...

9/8 is SOOOO close, even if it doesn't feel like it. It'll be here before you know it. Or you'll have the baby sooner. I wish I had a concrete deadline. I'm still looking at my 9/15 due date and wondering if I'll make it or how far past I might go. And this kid is getting way more uncomfortable than the other two were, so for once, I think I'm really going to be READY instead of just relaxing and enjoying my time. Good luck!! Keep us posted. The fact that you didn't post on 9/1, of course, makes me wonder if that "Labor Day" thing worked out for you...

Mrs Lemon said...

Can't wait to "meet" the little guy!

Ruth said...

I'm hoping the radio silence means that you're cuddling your baby right now.

Thinking of you ....

Pam said...

Kate! Thinking of you - praying all is well:)