Monday, November 17, 2008

Hopefully, the Last.

Today is the date I hoped for, way back when I very first found out we were particular reason, except that I like the 17th. Alas, we are still truckin' without many signs of change. On our last visit, the doctor told us that the earliest estimated due date qualifies as the most accurate (especially since it is now clear that we are expecting a large child), so November 27th/Thanksgiving, it is! This means I techniquely have 10 days left, so I should not be disappointed with every passing day, though the fact that the baby hasn't dropped it a little dis-heartening. (My mom said none of her 5 children dropped before the start of labor, so there is hope. I also have another theory, which is: the baby has indeed dropped, but continues to grow so large that it is not apparent.)
As of yesterday, I have decided that I am going to give Baby O nothing but "postive vibes" from here on out; perhaps the baby senses my frustration, and is thinking, "Hell no, I'm not going out there..." Matt has been great with encouragement, kind words, affection, etc. I am already proving to be one of those parents with high expectations, which I am already forcing upon my UNBORN child! So, these next 10 days, I am going to relax, chill out, and let the baby be its own person. If he/she needs a few extra days of incubation, then so be it, I support any decision. But I really can't wait to meet the little addition!


Maggie said...

I thought you looked really 'low' in the picture on your blog where you are with your sisters (I think, going from memory, it may be mom and one sis???) in the the turquoise shirt.

Good luck to the O family!!!

Margaret said...

Ahh! The waiting game! My midwife told me she never had a mom go past full-term when they maintained 'relations' through the end of pregnancy. I guess that semen has prostaglandins in it, similar to the synthetic ones that they'd use to try to induce you..

sooo, go get em' smitty! You look great!

leaner345 said...

I can't wait for you little addition! Love you!

Tina said...

Hi Smitty,
Hang in there - I am sure the little one wants to come out soon:-)
Can't wait to see a picture when she/he does...
Hugs, Tina