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Bonus Day 1 - Sunday, September 30, 2012
There's not a crazy heck ton to say today. I was in bed all day, and honestly my spirits were the best they've been in a awhile. Part of me wants to say it was a miracle of Jesus, maybe people read yesterday's post and prayed for my discouraged self. Part of me knows it was at least in part because I got 9.5 hours of sleep and only woke up to pee 3 times (which is pretty amazing). I suppose that was a miracle of Jesus in and of itself!
Today the early labor stuff almost all but went away. I kind of hoped that meant suddenly real labor would start, but so far nada. But unless I'm just having painless active labor (which I highly doubt) and you fall out of me in the next 90 minutes then guess what? You will have an October birthday! Woo hoo! I honestly really did want that and while you coming earlier would have been swell, sister, Jesus has given you the BEST BIRTHDAY MONTH ever! [No offense, Roger, and any other possible siblings without October birthdays] But for real--October is fabulous.
So that's that. Not much happened today of note. I watched a few shows, read a book on the Kindle app on my phone that's not even good but it was free and free is nice, tried to feel every tiny thing my body might do (there were like 3 light contractions from 7-8ish but not much since then), made sure you were still moving around periodically, tried to bond with Roger (long sad story I'm not writing about a lot--well, at all until now--but I think that our normal routine being so blown up for the last 10 days has really messed him up and he is super clingy with daddy but pretty much wants nothing to do with me. I know it's just his little toddler mind's way of trying to deal with the change, but it breaks my heart and has just been the very worst part of all of this...I just haven't wanted to write about it because it's not really something I want to remember and I know it's not going to last forever. But I suppose it's recorded here for posterity now. But let's move on.), and played lots of SongPop on my phone.
The highlight of my day? Realizing you would almost DEFINITELY make it until October and then just behind that a hot mocha and pumpkin scone. And you know what month allows you to always get a hot mocha and pumpkin scone? OCTOBER! So, yay October!
In my perfect world, labor will start ramping up just enough tomorrow so we'll know we're close and then you'll be born on Tuesday. Still loving that 10.2.12 and how it rings in my head :)
No matter when you get here, you are adored, it can't really come fast enough, and I am starting to get that sense of, "I get to meet my daughter--my daughter!!--so very soon!" And yet feel increasingly sad that you are about to no longer be inside of my [gargantuan] belly. One last side note: my belly keeps growing but I lost three pounds since last Wednesday and am back down to where I was two weeks ago. My body is being so weird. But honestly, I kinda hope that means Jesus is tempering your growth so you're in the 8-9 pound range and not 10-12 pound range :) Which is illogical, I know, since my belly is bigger and my weight is less, but I don't care.
Oh, but do try to wait until at least Tuesday so Daddy can get over this cold, ok? He's one of those
And now done for real. Maybe this is our last post and that's why I instinctually don't want to stop? I suppose time will tell. But for real, I love you, Juliet Elise. Long to kiss your sweet face, smell your intoxicating newborn smell, learn your personality, and get the joy of being puh-retty much the most blessed mama in the world all over again.
What's This About?
If you weren't around for it, when I was pregnant with Roger I did a blog series when I reached 100 days remaining until his due date; I knew then and know that September 29, 2012 is really just a placeholder that means very little, but it was fun to count down with Roger. I decided that I'ma try to do it again with Juliet. Now that I have a lovely 15 month old keeping me on my toes I might not be able to hit every single day the way I did with Roger but I still plan to give it my best!
So here we go! The lowdown: I'll keep one post per "decade" of days, updating with the current day at the top each day. Day 10 plus any bonus days will get their own posts until the day our beloved Juliet Elise arrives! And, as with Roger, they'll be addressed to her personally.