I know some people go into labor suddenly and deliver quickly, but I think more people feel like they end up waiting…and waiting…and waiting. After the previous 40 weeks of waiting, you think I’d be good at it, but I’m so impatient!! This morning started out earlier than I would have liked getting up with Greer after being in bed just 6 hours, so I ended up snoozing on the couch for a bit once the other children were up to entertain her. Before that I think I ate a nectarine and a small dish of custard which had been left over from making the banana cream pie. Stellar breakfast. Just woke up from the nap and sent a child to find the contraband bag of Cheetos from the US Commissary so I wouldn’t have to leave the couch (hey, I’m 40 weeks pregnant and tired!! So what if I ran 3 miles yesterday, today I am being a slug! Probably not the best way to help labor start…) as well as a Ginger Ale from the fridge. So I have started off the day with some carbs, sugar, and fat. Nice. If I ever make it off the couch (I am sure my bladder will prompt that move quite soon) I promise to steam up some mussels to get some protein for the day 🙂 I NEVER eat like this – normally we wouldn’t even have Cheetos or soda in the house – but I am milking the “due with a baby right now” excuse for the day or two that I have it left to me 🙂
John is on his way home from his last day at school as I type, and then we are supposed to go for a family hike which I can post about in a little while if it materializes…
We received our new orders yesterday (finally!!!) and now know that we will be heading to South Carolina! We were told this about about a month ago but have been waiting on the official news. We are pretty excited to get back to the better weather 🙂 I mean, I guess the weather’s better there if you like sun and beach and warmth and stuff like that 🙂
Well, the walk didn’t happen right away…then it was time for Greer’s nap…and now (shockingly) it’s pouring rain and has been for the last two hours. Oh well!! Instead I will show you a picture of the lovely flowers the other students at John’s school sent home with him for our impending “new arrival.”
The other night at the International Students’ “Graduation” ceremony, someone snapped this picture of me and Greer while Greer was munching on some nuts I think:
At least I think that’s why it looks like she’s lost half her teeth 🙂
Now we are just waiting on a piece of computer equipment to arrive from the states (a CAC card reader) so that we are able to log on to the moving website and start to get the ball rolling on moving back to the states (passport for new baby, plane tickets, our packout, selling the van, shipping out our other car.) Everything going on at once of course, and our renters at the home we own near the shipyard in Kittery, Maine, are leaving at the beginning of next month…as the weather here proves – when it rains, it pours!!
What’s your favorite junk food snack?
Do you ever go for walks in the rain on purpose?
Would you prefer one of those labors that are always shown on tv where it is hectic and fast from start to finish, or one with some warning to get to pack your bag slowly and make it to the hospital on time? (and no….I still haven’t packed my bag!)