Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Eleven Days - or Less?!

It was $0.31/scoop night at Baskin Robbins to honor firefighters. As a family, we did our duty to eat the alloted three scoops per person. Life in America can be so hard at times!!

My mom is here now, and she also enjoyed the ice cream. I'm thankful to have her here. Today was a day full of appointments and I didn't have to drag Mr. Intensity with me. She filled his love tank at bedtime tonight by telling him stories while laying down with him. The boy never tires of people -or- stories.

Eleven days until Caroline's due date, May 10. Mr. Intensity was born six days early. So does that mean she will come in five days? Who knows. Mom and I hope it is before the due date because Mom's flight home is the 7th.

The obstetrician told me I was 50% effaced and dilated to a "one" but that really means nada until I'm in labor. It's just disappointing that I've been contracting since week 20 and not progressed more. One area in which I've excelled: packing on 28 pounds. I thought it was more but am very happy with 28. I just hope that Caroline is only 8lbs - or less. Mr. Intensity was 9lbs 7oz. Ouch. I gained at least 35 with him.

Tomorrow is Mr. Intensity's last day at Homeschool Academy; Monday he graduated from Comm. Central. Mom and I hope to get some sewing finished as well as a handful of other pre-baby preparations.

One final thing - last Saturday some ladies at my church honored us with a diaper shower. I thought I'd write a whole post about it but at this point I probably won't. However, it was really lovely. Two wise mothers of adult daughters gave short devotions on being a mother of a daughter and it was a sweet time. I felt very loved.

I can't wait to meet Caroline!


Steph said...

Every time I see your blog posts on my reader I wonder if you have had a baby yet... I'm excited for you!! (PBug was 11 days early, Little Man was 4 days late-super frustrating!)

Mom and Kiddo said...

Not to freak you out or anything but BOTH my boys were 10 days post date.... But I guess that just means 10 days more of sleep. Good luck. I'd better get my package to the post office.

John and Pam Majors said...

Time is ticking away!! Won't be long now!! I am so glad your Mom is there because I don't know what I'd do if you and Jen go into labor at the same time. Can't wait to see you Caroline. And JI!! Thanks for the updates.

Charissa said...

Do we get a fun picture of you with Caroline in belly? I'm not even sure I remember seeing you pregnant with JI. I guess not since it was 6 years ago and after you moved to LR. Oh, it been too long since we've seen each other but how encouraged I am by how the LORD is using you and your family. Caroline will only add to the blessing - I'm confident of it.

Tara said...

I've been wondering when your due date was for ages... hope to hear about her arrival soon!


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