Oct 15 2005

Are you folks keeping track of the ticker at the bottom? Seriously- did you notice that the days left are now in the single digits?! Most likely, in the next 9 days I will be having a baby. It is for sure within the next 3 weeks. It could happen today. I’m so ready.

I thought it was going to happen yesterday. The contractions were stronger, I was feeling a bit ill all day and he kept wiggling his head way down in my pelvis as if he was trying to scootch out. Obviously, it didn’t really amount to anything much. I guess he’s decided to give me enough time to make it to the grocery store at least once more. I mean, we really need ice cream. (By the way, the new Breyers double churned Butter Pecan? Delicious…)

I’m now packed for the center. I have my changes of clothes, John’s changes, massage oils, lollipops, ginger chews, big pillows, my birthing books, a watch, my favorite rocks, toiletries and, best of all, clothes for my new little man. It was hard to know what to pack for him. I don’t know if it’ll be cold or how big he’ll be. Just in case, I packed layers. These clothes have been washed and set aside for weeks. I’ve taken them out and stared at their preciousness several times a week since I’ve had them. Now that they’re packed, the next time they come out will be when I put them on our son for the first time. That makes me so scared and so happy all at once.

I’ve really been wishing lately, and I think John has too, that we had our friends closer to us to be sharing this time. Most of you will never get to see me pregnant except in pictures. Some of you may not get to meet Cole for a long time. Though nothing quite compares to having our friends physically here, I’ve really appreciated all of the nice comments and messages we’ve been getting. I guess it’s the next best thing.

If you’d like to be on a list to be contacted soon after Cole arrives, please drop me a note with the best way to get ahold of you. Either leave a comment or send me an email. ***heels9leavethisout@hotmaildotcom*** Remember, it could happen soon so get your requests in asap!!

Quick updates:
Shingles- almost gone!!!!! I love medicine that works!!!!!!
Belly button- drumroll please… OUTIE!
Stretchmarks- 2 (shit.)
Peeing myself- negative