Jun
15
2011

  Still No Shopping

I was all set to go shopping this morning, but by the time I actually got around to getting a shower, dressed, and eating lunch, I was too tired and needed a nap. Such is my life at this time.

Around 4:30pm I considered again going out, but I overheard T telling W that he'd put him to bed early tonight, so I decided against going out. Since I prefer when T puts W to bed at a reasonable hour (although rarely what anyone else would consider "early" for a 2-year-old, as long as T is saddled with this task I try not to micromanage). Besides, I've had some pork ribs defrosting in the refrigerator that ought to be cooked, so I went ahead and put them in the oven instead of going shopping.

Since W was still expecting to "go out", right now T is taking W to the library to return books that are due tomorrow. On the one hand, I'd just as soon take him tomorrow since a trip to the library is a pretty reasonable activity to get us out of the house. But on the other hand, I'm constantly aware that I could give birth at any time, and I'd rather not have to deal with library books the first few days after childbirth.

Midwife D called to check up on me today, I had to report that nothing much was going on. Since Monday, my contractions have felt more like menstrual cramps than Braxton-Hicks, but they are generally few and far between. She predicts that when I go into labor, it won't be a case where I have hours and hours of contractions getting steadily closer together. She predicts I'll just start getting contractions hard and fast, kind of out of nowhere, and BOOM, I'll have that baby.

OK. But it still doesn't answer the question of what day this will happen. Ever the optimist, I'll be prepared for tonight. Although like usual, at this time there is nothing going on with my body that makes me have any feeling that I will have the baby. It's just that the odds get better every day that today will be the day. Unfortunately, the odds don't hit 100% until July 1st. . .