Friday, August 11, 2006

Still Waiting...

Long walks, speed bumps, bribery, we're trying everything we can think of to convince the baby it's time to come out, but so far none of it is working. Last night we promised the baby ice cream if it would just be born, and it responded with some vigorous kicking, but resolutely stayed inside. Then we tried to convince the baby that it should come out now and not risk a lifetime of mommy resenting it for subjecting her to an extra week of pregnancy, but I think the baby's rate of time preference is pretty high and it's willing to give up an awful lot of future utility for a few more days of fetal bliss. This morning we had another doctors appointment, and she said that Elaine was dilated 2 centimeters. Then she tried to 'stir things up', which I'm not sure is an official medical procedure, but with any luck it will help move things along. I know lots of you are hoping the baby will be here soon too, so if you have any helpful suggestions or stories, be they humorous or serious, feel free to relay them in the comments section.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

"stir things up" is definitely a medical term.
joe.

Nabeel said...

i think you need a big sign on the blog that says, "NO NOT YET" because I'm checking every day and it's killing to have to read text when at this point I'm looking for a "yeah" "neah" kind of thing.

Megan and I were entirely surprised (and unprepared) for Kaden coming a month early. His crib wasn't even up. So I will be of no help here except to try and channel any possible telekinesis abilities I might have towards your belly.

- Nabeel

Audra said...

Yeah...my doctor "stirred things up", too - five days before Colin was born. :) Hang in there. You have SO much joy, love and amazement ahead of you. And Allen, rub Elaine's feet for her. :)
Love you guys lots! Can't wait to get the good news.

Anonymous said...

I've been checking this page for updates - hope everything is going well. I've yet to have any dreams of babies, and I sometimes do just before people I'm close to go into labor. I'll let you know if that happens....

Love,
Blaine

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