Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Hi. No, I haven't had the baby yet.

This is how I've started all of my phone calls this week. Especially if I'm talking to our parents. It first hit me when Chris was calling them yesterday morning to see if they wanted to go to the baseball game with him today. He *rarely* is the one on the phone, so I think seeing our number on caller ID and hearing his voice probably put them into a tizzy. I was sitting next to him as he talked to my mom and I heard this.

"Hi, it's Chris." "Oh, we're fine." "What? Oh, no. Nooooo...not yet. Sorry."

So, ever since then my new strategy is "Hi, it's Tara and I haven't had the baby yet" when I'm making phone calls. It seems to be working pretty well so far.

Not much of an update to give today, really. Just figured people would be looking for one about now. My due date is Friday -- I always had Sunday down, but I guess it's Friday, the 25th. As in 2 days. I have a dr. appt Friday morning and then if there's no baby, my induction will happen next Friday, August 1st. If you're wondering about my history -- I went into labor on my due date with Mitchell and with Miss G at 40 weeks, 6 days...the day before my induction was scheduled. So...not sure what to tell ya other than to buckle up for another week. (That's what I'm telling myself anyway.)

Good news though -- Chris is now walking "with two legs", as Mitchell puts it. Crutch free! Hooray! We successfully moved Georgia into Mitchell's room and they have had a relatively event-free first week of sleeping in the same room. I just this morning finished moving her clothes out of the nursery and into their bedroom and got the bin of baby stuff unpacked.

So. Now I'm ready.

That's the bad news. I'm running out of "busy work" like this to distract myself with. It's also been in the 90's almost all month, which you know - is just really fun for me and my water ballon/sausage toed feet. I do anything and they plump right up, so I'm doing house stuff in spurts. OH WELL. I really, truly am trying to enjoy it. I promise!!

We are enjoying having Chris home with us. The kids have gotten lots of Daddy time, and I've gotten lots of Mommy laying down with her feet up time, so it hasn't been too bad so far. I hope that you're all enjoying a fun, safe summer with your own families! I think my next post will be *the one* so until then...blessings to you all! I'll leave you with a picture of my two little buddies and another one of the most patient-but-absolutely-dying-to-meet-his-little-brother-or-sister Big Brother I've ever known with the belly. Ya know - sort of a Wordless Wednesday with a twist.


Kristen said...

When I saw you highlighted on bloglines I definitely thought "she must have had the baby" so I laughed when I saw your post title. I know that feeling.... my first two were overdue so those words came out of my mouth often.

You look beautiful, you sound like you are truly enjoying these last moments of baby in belly, your kids are just gorgeous, and I am glad you have your hubby home and crutch free.

Praying for you and can't wait to hear the big news!

Shiona said...


I haven't heard from you in a awhile but figured your surprise was keeping you busy!

I had Quinn on Friday July 25, five years ago. I was scheduled for an induction for that coming Sunday and never made it.

Terri said...

I'm sure it gets frustrating when people are always wondering about the baby! We'll all just keep watching the blog lines to hear from you.

Glad Chris is doing well. You're still looking great!

Lynn said...

Thanks for the update and the pictures to go with it. Can't wait for "the post!"

Janelle said...

Tara, you are GORGEOUS!!! It will be here soon and your new baby will be in your arms. Your feet will be a distant memory. I know you are ready. I was there not too long ago.

Glad your hubs is functional again. Now you are really ready.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait! Can't wait!

Thanks for the photos-----beautiful children you have. I know the next baby will be just as beautiful too.

Stessed Momma Kim said...

Glad things are going well. I'm sure Georgia and Mitchell can keep you very occupied between now and then! Good luck and easy labor vibes coming your way!

Shelley said...

Your title cracked my up. I don't know how many times I said that exact phrase, but it was a LOT! :)

I am SO glad you hubby is better! What a relief to have NOT had the baby during all that! I hope the next days are easy and relaxing for you. You sound really really good! Mitchell and Georgia are adorable, and you are seriously CUTE!

Can't wait for the next post!

Earen said...

I look forward to hearing the great news! May the Lord give you His rest right now. Great pictures! You look awesome & your kids are just darling. You're going to have lots of help! :-)

Rebekah said...

keep us posted and be sure to post some pictures

Emily said...

Hang in there my friend. Thinking of you and praying that baby makes it's debut on it's own! Hugs!

I'm Sadie said...

What a precious photo of you and M. You have two precious kiddos and I can't wait to "meet" baby Loo!

Alana said...

Hang in there friend! I'm so excited to hear your news and see that precious baby!

Short Stop said...

SO, I just stopped by your facebook page and saw that you had your baby! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! I can't wait to see pics of your new little man! Thinking of you!!

Sarah Markley said...

you are soo cute! i love the picture at the end! =)