Sunday, September 27, 2009

I am so there

Today I went to Target to get some newborn diapers. (By the fifth child, apparently you tend to be pretty laid back about things like being prepared for a baby's birth and homecoming). But I've been having so many contractions lately that I realized it'd be good to have some diapers smaller than size 5 around here.

There was a bunch of other stuff I needed to get too (laundry detergent etc.) Not too long into my excursion I started having contractions, which continued the whole time pretty much. Then in my attempt to check out, the teenaged checker miscounted my items, then overcharged me, was dealing with a couple in front of me who he'd ALSO overcharged...TWICE...because he made a mistake on their receipt AGAIN. I seriously contemplated having him reach out and feel my rock-hard, contracting uterus in hopes of getting him to hurry up, but I didn't. I somehow finally made it home and pretty much collapsed.

ALL of this to say that I'm "there." And by there, I mean that happy little place where you are just plain ready to go into labor and have the baby. I'm completely overheated, I'm CRANKY, I'm sick to my stomach and food doesn't appeal to me half the time...yep, I think I'm ready. :)

And so friends, it's ice cream time. I may not have a hospital bag packed, or a bassinet set up, but by golly my freezer is full of ice cream. It's all about priorities. Especially when you're "there."

8 comments:

Staci said...

amen about ice cream and rock hard uteri. congrats on being so close and good luck mama! it's only a matter of crawling time....

Paige said...

Good luck sweetie! I hope baby girl arrives soon..but not until you have had a big ol' bowl of icecream. =)

MoonDog said...

as long as there's ice cream all is well! good luck! hope its all over soon with a happy ending!

Jeannett Gibson said...

SO EXCITED! Kevin better be updating the blog the SECOND you go into labor!!! (even though I will hate you forever because your labor will last all of three hours...)

Have you guys settled on a name?

Brian & Rachel Davis said...

Due October 3 here and living on chocolate and ice cream!

JaneeNoel said...

ohhhh .. . . I have SO been there. Praying she comes soon. The last few weeks (or days?) are just hard.

Joanie said...

Yeah, I'd say you're there!

Praying for you!

Brenda Williams said...

How exciting! Hang in there, and we're looking forward to hearing of the new arrival!

 

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