Friday, August 7, 2009

Keeping My Legs Tightly Crossed

Todd is out of town all day today and won't be back until tomorrow. He is going to be an hour and a half away staining all of the woodwork that will be going in the new house. Though I know the staining has to be done this weekend for the construction project to remain on schedule I must admit that I am a little freaked out.

As you may have read here, my labors are all pretty quick. I'm a little concerned that if baby decides to come between now and tomorrow Todd may miss the birth.

I did have a doctor's appointment yesterday and was told that I am still not dilated. I was pretty happy hearing that until the doctor said that it could just mean that I will go from 0 cm to delivering in no time at all since I have a history of quick labors. Hmm. Not good.

So, today I am taking it as easy as possible. No long walks with the boys, no chasing after them at the park, no bike rides, no running errands, and no cleaning. I think I will park my buns on the couch and keep my legs tightly crossed for the remainder of the day. Besides, I don't mind soaking up these last days of my last pregnancy. I have to take advantage of my lovely cup holder while I've got it.

(Please excuse the tired expression, the ratty top, the bedhead, and the glasses. I just woke up.)

In the meantime, keep your fingers crossed that baby waits to make her grand entrance until at least Saturday evening.

37 comments:

Linda said...

Hang in there, Kat. I guess we need to pray the baby will wait a day or two, anyway.

Blessings to you!

wright said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed and you keep your legs crossed and I'm sure the baby won't come until Todd gets back!

Elaine A. said...

Your cup holder - I love it! HA HA!

And your hair looks so good girl! Enjoy these last few days and hang on baby! just a couple of more days at least! (think she listened?) ;-)

Riahli said...

Ha, ha...I worked my rear off trying to get Spike out when he was a week over due and it wasn't until the day I took it easy that he came! Not to freak you out...I was a week over due after all.

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. So exciting!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Everything is crossed!

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Maryeliz said...

Fingers crossed that little babe stays put til Saturday evening at least! Love the cup holder.

(In our house, pregnant bellies are also a huge temptation to our cats, who regard them as both a handy curling up spot and their personal furnace.)

Midwest Mom said...

If there's one thing I've learned with my girl, it's that girls are unpredictable.

My daughter was my third (sound familiar?) and I always joked that I would start labor after a restful night's sleep and she'd be out in time for everyone to go home for supper.

I went into labor with her at 8am on a Sunday morning. Fully rested. I puttered around the house for a while, and by 11 am I told hubby it was time to take the kids to his sister's. I got to the hospital around noon, but by 2pm I was still only 3 cm dilated and labor had stopped completely. Decision time. I decided to go home rather than letting them break my water.

On the way out of the parking lot, I said to my husband that maybe we should stay near the hospital... just for an hour or so to be sure. He hadn't gotten lunch, so we went to a little sandwich shop. I ordered the white chili. It was delicious (between super-strong contractions, that is.) By the time I got back to the hospital one hour later, I was a 7. Two hours later, she was born, healthy and beautiful.

And everyone was able to go home to their families for supper.

The lessons of this story are twofold.

1. Think positive. If you keep saying she won't come until Todd's home, she won't come.

2. Avoid white chili at all costs for the next two days.

I'll be praying for you, Kat. Keep smiling!

- Julia at Midwest Moms

Cassie said...

Oh please honey you look wonderful! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you though, I know it would be stressful if Todd weren't there with you when you went into labor.

MamaB said...

I am crossing my fingers and toes for you as well! You look awesome! Hold on tight! I figure we will both deliver on Monday and compare notes! Enjoy your last few days, I will be thinking of you!

Megan said...

I hear standing on your head could help hold the baby in... ;) Just kidding! Thinking of you!

Karen Deborah said...

you are funny this is your 4th child and you know that crossing your legs won't keep her in tee hee; but we can hope. For all of your disparaging words about how you look I have never seen a prettier pregnant lady. You look lovely, and we are all excited for you.

Hattie said...

Don't worry things have a funny way of working out! Just enjoy these last few moments of pregnancy. Soak it all in and cherish it!

Mom24 said...

Finger definitely crossed.

I wish I looked like that when I just woke up. ;-)

Good luck.

Dawn said...

;p Both times I went into labor occurred after I finally sat down to rest, after being busy for a long time.

imbeingheldhostage said...

ok, just once could you post an ugly picture, because seriously if this is what you look like after just waking up...

Todd will make it. You will rest today and when he gets home, then you can gear up for your quick, painless, joyful labor. :-)

imbeingheldhostage said...

Oh, and I'm keeping my legs crossed too-- different reasons...5 of them.

Jana said...

you look super cute, I never look that good in the morning...I had the super fast labor issues too hang in there momma!!! did they give you the print out "how to deliver your baby at home" there was a supply list and everything...I remember red yarn...still confused by the need for a specific color...

Kat said...

imbeingheldhostage- Come on now. Are you serious? I look like a muppet. And have you forgotten the post where I showed you all my different hairstyles? I was HIDEOUS is 80% of those pictures. Yipes.

Oh, and your second comment almost made me choke, I was laughing so hard. :)

Kathryn said...

praying for a Monday baby!

Momisodes said...

Definitely put those feet up and take it easy. I really hope she stays put. Feed her lots of chocolate and ice cream so she doesn't want to leave. At least not until next week!

CC said...

Okay, I'm crossing my fingers (and legs) for you too!

Nap Warden said...

Ahhh...wait baby, wait!

lime said...

that grin and the mug on your belly is all just too stinkin' cute for words. i think your plan to take it way easy is a good one. my fingers are crossed like your legs are.

Jeff said...

Once the baby pops out, here's another cool cup holder you can use.

Tonya said...

You are so cute even when you just wake up!

Carol said...

That's a cup holder I KNOW you will miss~Lots of love and wishes for a short, easy labor! xoxox

lakeviewer said...

We'll whisper, wait for daddy, wait for daddy. Get all the rest you can.

Tiffany @ Lattes And Life said...

I can relate. Although I didn't have the fast labor to worry about...I was worried to go into labor at all, with my risk for rupture. I was afraid to do anything those last few weeks. I did a whole lot of laying around. Rest up!

Krystyn said...

I hope she waits for Todd to get back...enjoy your cup until that time.

Moannie said...

Everything is crossed, hope she/he is not too eager. Good luck, happy birthday.

Kelley said...

You look great, and happy, and waiting patiently. Good luck!

Chrissy said...

I hope you made it! You are truly such a beautiful pregnant woman. Can't wait to see pics of the baby!

Emily said...

Are you kidding!? You just woke up!? And your 9 mo pg!? You look fabulous!!!!!
Keeping my fingers crossed she decides to hang out a little bit longer...

Not Your Aunt B said...

It's saturday evening! Hope she made it!

Dani said...

Well, did you make it or did the baby decide to come? I still can't believe how fast nine months has gone by!!! Good luck!

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