Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Nope, no baby yet

Everyone is VERY anxious for the baby to come. Julia has been talking to Matthew (she's finally broken down and stopped addressing him with girls' names), wondering when he's going to come out. Everywhere I go -- the library, church, the grocery store, ECFE, Parenting with the Spirit, everywhere -- people ask about whether the baby has arrived. Nope.

We saw the midwife yesterday, though, and she says everything is lined up: the baby is at minus one station, and other signs all point to things being ready to go. We have our bags packed. Every night we hope for a full nights' sleep -- but we go to bed knowing we can't count on it.

In the midst of all this, we had fun tonight listening to the Twins game with our oldest son, who can't really follow the game too well over the radio (nope, we don't have cable), but who gets all excited anyway. It was a nail-biter -- twelve innings for the ALC championship, and the chance to be steamrolled by the New York Yankees. Woo-hoo!

So, we are excited anticipating the baby, but it was nice to do something completely non-baby related for a while.

I need to add something here--we were talking about the game (Twins vs. Tigers for the ALC) at dinner, and J's serious contribution was "Well, but I have good news. You know, they aren't REALLY Tigers."
--S