Sunday, May 21, 2006

The pre-labor dance.

I have to admit it. I'm getting anxious for this baby to come. Me, whose always scoffed when women start complaining at the end of pregnancy. "A baby's a lot easier to take care of on the inside than on the outside!" I always say.

But I don't remember feeling this tired at the end of my first two pregnancies. I know Grouper didn't drop this early, so I wasn't feeling the pressure and prodromal labor symptoms. But maybe it's too long ago to remember accurately. Or maybe I'm just getting old.

My friend Carla took the boys' Sunday School class for me this morning. I was really hoping last night would be IT. And I did have a few contractions that woke me up periodically. But nothing that stuck. I didn't even start thinking about doing anything to get things going with Grouper until after my due date. And yet tonight, with 8 days to go, I suggested we take a family walk -- because walking always helps my contractions get stronger. Nevermind the high winds blowing up dust everywhere outside or the dark clouds above.

So, we did. After I made dinner, and went grocery shopping.

I guess I figure I've been too sedentary lately. Lots of naps, lots of knitting. I finished my first diaper soaker on Thursday! Then yesterday I dyed another skein, using coffee this time. I named the colorway it produced "caramel cappuccino." And I started another soaker. It's not that I have nothing to do if Baby Fish does wait another week or two.

Nonetheless, in the car on the way back from the store, I was bouncing him to the beat of my pre-labor theme song... "Do a little dance. Make a little love. Get down tonight. Get down tonight."

'Cause if you hadn't heard -- what gets them in, can get them out.


Tammy said...

You are too funny Amanda!! Here's hoping baby fish is as anxious as you are!

Anonymous said...

what gets them in, gets them out!! that is way funny :) have a good break when the boys come with us to the library or the ibelly as my #2 used to call it!!

anj said...

just found your site the other day.
so excited that you are having another baby, and publishing the journey on the web...i'm due with my first on june 3, so i feel that we are walking along the same path.

i'm also feeling anxious for this baby to come. i'm in much the same position as you - i could find no shortage of things to keep me busy should the baby decide to wait a while, but i'd like to meet him/her NOW.

we will certainly be testing the 'what gets them in gets them out' theory.

blessings to you.

Amanda said...

Thanks, Tammy! :)

Anj, thanks for reading! I hope your next few weeks go smoothly, however long it takes!

Emily said...

ROFL Amanda! Boogie down, sister!

Dapoppins said...

Hand in there!

Emily said...

HA HA HA . . . well, that might get him out!! HA HA HA (Assuming she meant "HanG in there!" LOL)

Dapoppins said...

hang in there, well, not I think the hand, no, that not no attention to tye bod typer.

So are we still dancing?

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