Monday, February 4, 2013

Bean Update #6

Beautiful sisters on Superbowl Sunday:

41+2 a new record:

Well, we're into our 10th month with this little boy, and I really can't believe we have made it this far. I was positive I was to have a January baby, allowing 6 days over my due date to deliver...but that was not God's plan for me. Now, here we sit at February 4th twiddling or thumbs and just waiting to meet the little guy.
The thing that is so baffling is that I charted so well for this babe. About 2 weeks ago, I started pouring over my NFP chart and using all this exponential data that I thought gave me a special peek into a potential birth date. I knew conception days, implantation bleed date, temperature rise and of course LMP and positive test day. But alas, this baby has outwitted my best attempts to determine his arrival. It's crazy because I knew Madeleine was coming June 2. I thought Gracen would arrive November 12. How could I have been so accurate with those babies and not with this one? It was becoming a little obsession; once I hit February, it's just one day after the next, after the next of being pregnant. Oh much longer could he be in there right? And actually, I have a book club meeting on Tuesday which I never thought I would make, but it looks like I might be able to join.

We went to our friends' house, the Shields, to watch the Superbowl. It was a last minute invite and we were glad to hang out with them. They have 4 kids ranging from 16 to 4 months and they all run around and play. The game was fun to watch and of course, one or two of the commercials were well-done. The half-time show was disappointing narcissism, but what can you expect? My favorite was the Budweiser "Clydesdale Brotherhood" commercial. I was surprised that the executives would spend so much money to highlight horses.

Just a little update on how baby is progressing. Not too much going on, a few contractions...I don't usually do internal exams, so I have no idea where I'm at dilation-wise. No progressive pains, we could be in month 6 for all it feels like, other than the enormous belly. Try putting a small watermelon in your belly and then bending over and you get the idea. The only thing that is on the radar is Kaiser's position on induction. Not quite sure how far they will let us go. Fortunately, the Dr dated the pregnancy EDD for 1/30, which means that we get more time to spontaneously erupt before they start talking induction.

Keep us in your prayers as we seek joy, peace and rest in being a family of 4 for a few more days.
Love, Lauren

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