Saturday, October 11, 2008

The View These Days


Yes, I am STILL pregnant. No, my thumb is not covering the lens, that would be my ever growing womb which obviously my little guy has grown very attached to. I think he is quite cozy and comfy in there and would be very content gestating for another 9 months. I know the floating fetus says that I have 3 days left (which, actually it's off by a day, so technically 4), but I feel like I'm about 2 months over due. Apparently I'm not the only one, even strangers are beginning to feel sorry for me. Like the concerned Chuck E Cheese employee today who asked me if I would be okay driving myself to the hospital WHEN my water broke, or if she should call 911. Nice. I had another appointment yesterday, I was dialated to a 4 and 85-90% effaced. He stripped my membranes again (which didn't hurt nearly as bad, I didn't even let out a primal scream this time), so I thought for sure that I would go into labor that night. I was all prepared for a full night of laboring by sleeping in that morning and taking a short nap that day. I even did my laundry a whole day ahead of schedule so that the kids would have something more than just pj's to wear while I was in the hospital. I had prepped the kids that we might not be there when they woke up in the morning (a HUGE advance thanks to Chelsea for being willing to take the night shift!) and they were just as disappointed as I was to see that I was still there in the morning. I was all worried that the car seat and stroller that I ordered on-line wouldn't get here before the baby came. They have now been sitting in my living room for a week. My cute neighbor gave me a pedicure so that I would have something pretty to look at while my feet are hanging out in the stirrups. At the rate I'm going, chipped nail polish is all I'll have to get me through the pushing. My friend let me borrow "Breaking Dawn" to keep me occupied in the hospital. I've already almost finished all 754 pages and haven't even come close to seeing the inside of the hospital. Hopefully the end is near. And incase I happen to forget that my stomach is huge, here's a gentle reminder from Kylie:

20 comments:

Pays said...

Jamie, you are STILL here!! I have been thinking about you all week, checking your blog....expecting to see a post about your new baby. I was dialated to a 4 and 90% effaced with Kailey and my labor was 1 1/2 hrs. Maybe that will be the case for you:)(I hope) Hang in there!!

Rohm Family said...

oh Jamie, I feel for you- I know the anticipation just kills you! I love the belly shot- I recognized those toes :)

Chelsea said...

I LOVE this post, so cute Jamie. I love the view picture, what a great shot! hey at least your feet look tiny ;) any day now!! I know it! every morning I wake up surprised that I havent gotten your call and I am excited to be the late night babysitter. CANT WAIT!

Hollie Hanson said...

OMG Jamie. I feel so bad for you. LOL and yes I am laughing because I know how it feels. At least you can see your toes! I hope he comes ASAP! Good luck with it all.

Jodee said...

That picture is awesome! You poor thing... hang in there, he's on his way! And would ya quit talking about membrane stripping, eewww, it makes me cringe every time!

Heidi Ann said...

I LOVE your belly but I'd love it even more if your little guy were outside of it! I think it's time for castor oil! Hang in there, call me when you need anything! I'm jealous you're so close!

Janette said...

What a view!! And Kylie's note is hilarious! Soon......

Suni said...

Hopefully TODAY is THE DAY!!! I have been thinking about you, keep us posted!!

Janessa said...

That picture is AWESOME!!! You will have this baby - soon. I promise! Those last few weeks seem like months and the last few days seem like years. Hang in there. Kylie's note it too cute. I wonder if she was thinking that she should inform you that your stomach is getting big just in case you hadn't noticed. What a cutie!!! I'm glad you have so many good friends to take care of you. I wish that I was there to be a part of it too...someday. Good luck!!!

Nichols Family said...

Oh man, I was sure I would see baby pics on here today. Keep truckin! Maybe you had him yesterday or today and I just haven't heard yet...cross my fingers.

Good luck, love ya!

Kristin said...

I love this! I hope for you to have this little guy too, very soon.

Alisa Larson said...

That picture is AWESOME!!!! Love it , love it, love it!!

Marisa said...

I checked your blog today fully expecting to see a darling picture of a newborn baby?!? But wait....maybe you are in the hospital right now since you posted this a couple of days ago. I hope so!!!! I'll keep checking back :-)

Ann said...

I so remember feeling that same way just over six months ago. Hopefully you are in the hospital welcoming your new addition while I'm typing this!! Good Luck with everything!!

nicole said...

Well, you're probably in the hospital right now, and I know what you're going through. I'm so sorry. :( By the way, I could recognize those toes anywhere.

PamJorg said...

I LOVE, love, love that picture!! I do agree that babies are better out than in...but that pic is priceless! I hope by the time you read my comment you have that baby in arms.

Michelle Y. said...

That is a great picture! I want to get one like that next time, it is priceless! Good luck at your appt. tomorrow. See you in the morning...maybe :)

MommyRohner said...

That is a GREAT picture. Someday you'll look back and laugh.

Chelsea told me the good news this morning. Congratulations! Let me know when you're coming home... I have fun presents to bring by. : )

marcee said...

Jamie, SERIOUSLY??? How in the world did you think to take that picture? That is PRICELESS! I am laughing out loud! And that note from Kylie. This is what a blog is all about...

WishTrish said...

That's the funniest pregnant belly shot that I have ever seen. I love that you were willing to share!