For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.Now I can only see my son dimly, but soon it will be face to face. Now I can only guess at what he will be like, but soon I will be getting to know him as I watch him grow.
But it will probably not be as soon as I would like. According to the expert, the cord and the placenta are doing great, there's still plenty of fluid, and the baby appears to be growing just fine. I am only 50% effaced and not really dilated at all. He said I am fine for another week. Not exactly what you want to hear when you are seven days past your due date.
So, anybody want to guess again on the date and time?? We only have a couple guesses for next week and in all likelihood it will be sometime then. I appreciate all your optimism, but seriously, I have never had a baby before six days late and this one will not be any different.
Dr. Ed said that hormones are the only thing that will cause dilation and that rest and relaxation are the only thing that will let them flow. Since everything's fine, there's no reason to induce so I'm planning on laying around and thinking as happy of thoughts as possible.
I bought myself a peach Jamba Juice smoothie on my way home.
I listened to the 10th Anniversary Les Miserables soundtrack at full blast as I drove down the freeway. ("Red, I feel my soul on fire! Black, my world if she's not there...)
When I got home I promptly arranged this:
So what if it's barely 70 degrees. The sun is shining and there's nothing like water to keep kids happy and when kids are happy, Mommy's happy.