Here we are. 39 weeks and in a mere four days our little boy will be here. All systems are go! I made it to my last day of work on Friday without going into labor early. An accomplishment in itself really. I’ve been contracting pretty good since Wednesday so things are definitely happening and he seems ripe and ready for harvesting!

Jude is just waiting to greet the world! He continues to build a layer of fat to help control his body temperature after birth, but it’s likely he already measures about 20 inches and weighs a bit over 7 pounds, like a mini watermelon.

There is really not a lot to report. On Thursday my students threw me a ’surprise’ baby shower. They were quite generous and sweet. We had cupcakes, fruit and presents followed, of course, with dancing to the High School Musical soundtrack. Can’t do that enough.

Now I am feeling like I need to tie up all kinds of loose ends… Except I really don’t have any. I need to turn my laptop into work. That’s it. Oh, and a trip to Costco. I’m ready.

Next time you hear from me, we’ll be holding our son! Please keep us all in your thoughts prayers this week, but especially on Wednesday around 9:AM as we deliver the baby.


PS I have to give credit to for their weekly updates, which I borrowed from quite heavily while writing this weekly blog.

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Gigi Said

  • Topless Tapas 2012-11-03 18:44:52-

    Tami was leaving to go out with her friend and the kids begged to go with her. I said, "you don't want to go with mom, she is going to the Tapas bar and we are going to stay here and play games."

    Gigi stiffened, "That's weird", she said as she blushed. I processed fast and realized the problem. "TAPAS bar. It means 'small plate', not TOPLESS bar!"

Jude Said

  • Nicknames 2013-01-04 21:30:33-

    The checker at the store asked our always conversational little boy what his name was. He replied "Jude" then added "but sometimes they call me pumpkin brown". LOL.

    And they are right. We call him that after the folksong that we sing sometimes.

A long time ago…