Thursday, June 19, 2008


Well, today is the due date day. Doesn't seem like little pumpkin will be making his/her arrival anytime soon.

To help me relax and cure my "uptightness" that my doc called it, we will just be relaxing at the house today. No water aerobics, no errands. Maybe even read a non-baby book!

And Kathryn, to comment on your comment from yesterday, he has delivered many babies. Should take his recommendations. Kinda hard for a type A person like me. I feel like I'm just being lazy. Don't have War and Peace, but do have a few other books. Now just to find a comfortable reading position.

Thanks for the thoughts and prayers. Was a little overwhelmed yesterday. I am soo honored to be pumpkin's mom - I just can't wait to meet him or her! That time will come, eventually :-)

Any suggestions on helping me be less "uptight"? What did you do when you were waiting for your babies to come? Did schedule a nice "date night' for tonight - fondue at the Melting Pot! yum!


Sharon said...

Start watching the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, (or the Anne of Green Gables movies), or better yet, Therese, or Don Bosco, or Rita. These are all nice long movies to take your mind off.

Kristy said...

I decided to pack up and move to Austin the day before Benjamin came ;). Well, it wasn't that irrational sounding.... but days prior to and after his arrival were filled with work and packing/moving. For Elliott... there was also working. I wrapped up my stuff on a Tuesday, took the day off Wednesday (no idea what I did specifically) and had him Thursday. Watch Pride and Prejudice (BBC)... I've never watched it but I know it's something like 6 hours long and my sis-in-law loves it :). I've always had an interest... just not time. Ah yes... I do remember the day before Benjamin came Brian and I hung out at the apt pool for a few hours just floating, I had a TCBY parfait AND a sno-cone later and we had steak at my parents house.

Amber said...

I love the BBC version of Pride & Prejudice!

Don't be discouraged about being only 1 cm dilated. I was 1 cm and baby didn't drop until I went into labor - and it all went fairly quickly from there. It's kind of surreal when finally all that stuff you've seen so many times on A Baby Story is actually happening to you!

I actually worked until the day I went into labor, and tried walking a lot. Didn't have much of an appetite until after she was born. I know this waiting is the hardest part, but if you were 3 weeks late, Pumpkin may very well be sitting tight for a little while longer. Just know it's for the best - a happy baby is a healthy baby who's ready for the world.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's a little too late in reality, but I'm still rooting for June 28th (my b-day).

Ryan Dobson said...

Honey, you are the most wonderful woman on the planet.

Don't worry so much about what other people say about you -- you are going to do fantastically!

Right now, you're just providing a very comfortable environment for Pumpkin, and he/she likes it!

Alexis D. said...

thanks everyone, especially you my great husband! I know, I may be making it a little too comfy for pumpkin...may need to work on that :-)

Emily said...

A little late here, I've gotten behind in my blog reading:)
I get antsy every single time. I think it is hard not too. My babies always come early, so maybe don't get so uptight about being uptight:) Uptight or not, pumpkin will come out sooner or later:)
I think waiting all that time (and you've had to wait an especially long time) can make the last few weeks seem endless. Hang in there! I wish I could give you some suggestions but I have yet to relax about "when the baby is going to come."