It's Tuesday morning, and I'm on my favorite perch these days... the couch. I started having contractions last Thursday morning, and have been working from home since Friday. My sweet mom came up on Saturday to bring some food for the freezer (gotta love stocked meals). I was feeling good for once and really wanted to get out of the house to do anything at all, so we went up to the outlet mall down the street and did a little Christmas shopping. I kept hoping that a little walking might urge John Michael to get a move on- but I think it just lulled him back to sleep. Sunday was quite a bit more painful- not sure if it had anything to do with the walking or not, but the contractions went away... then they came back... then they went away... and so on.
I woke up at 3:30 this morning to some painful contractions, and decided to start timing them. They were coming anywhere between 4 and 7 minutes... until 4:45 when I went to go wake Michael up. Then as you can guess, they stopped again. They're pretty sporadic now- and I have a doctor's appointment today anyway, so I figure I'll just wait until then.
IF I'm dilated at all today, we'll hopefully be scheduled this week- but if not, they'll wait and schedule something next week. John Michael has definitely made it to his due date (tomorrow). I wasn't sure if he'd be a late comer or an early arrival... the jury is still out until later today on whether or not he'll be a late comer. His daddy likes to take his time too, so with any luck, he'll be laid back like Michael.
So... there may or may not be any new blog posts for a little while. But, you can be sure that there will be TONS of pictures if I have anything to do with it! Thanks for all your prayers and encouragement!
Have a Great (Long) Weekend.
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