We're still waiting on the baby to decide that it's a good day to be born. Our due date was on Sunday (yesterday) but we still don't have a baby yet. We have a midwife appointment tomorrow morning and we'll see what she says about it I guess. I really don't want to be induced, I want the baby to come on its own terms and I don't want to force it to come if it isn't ready. Oh, how it pains me to write that! I'm so excited and knowing that we are past the "any day now" point and that labor is creeping up on us (though slowly creeping...) is making me anxious. I am so looking forward to meeting our baby and seeing who it is I've been cooking for the past 9 months (10 really...). I can't wait to see if the baby is a boy or a girl and see what name Nic picks out (we've got two names if it is a girl that he's going to chose between, and one for a boy... so I know that one!). I can't wait to see who he/she looks like and give it loads of hugs and kisses. I can't wait to have five little fingers wrapped around one of mine and look into the eyes of my own child. While I am so super excited and am having one hell of a time being patient about it, I don't want to rush anything.
I have been taking long walks with Mom once a day to help my body progress some and prepare for labor. Yesterday, we walked around the fields behind my house all the way to the standing stone, then around the farm and through the quarry. Today, we crossed the road and walked around the abandoned farmhouse and around the small field and then the large one, then back through the farmhouses and back. The baby has been pretty mellow today, I'm hoping that it is resting up for the main event. The baby is sweet enough to move when I get worried about it to let me know that everything is fine in there, and the poor thing has had the hiccups 3 times today (it normally gets them at least twice, but the day isn't done yet and it is ahead of schedule).
I'm going to look online again today for other houses, I haven't looked yet today which is odd, since normally I'm checking twice a day or so. I haven't been on the computer as much as I normally am lately, we've been doing puzzles, and just chatting. It's been nice visiting and just relaxing while waiting for the baby. I washed my sheets today and I'm really looking forward to going to bed tonight. There's something so wonderful about clean sheets that just make everything feel right. Knowing my luck, now that the sheets are clean and on the bed my water will break or something and mess them up. Lol.. I'd take that! It's only been like 2 weeks since I washed them last (if that), but still... I'm looking forward to sleeping in a clean, yummy smelling bed.
Ok... I'm going to get going on looking for another house so I can go enjoy my bed soon! Hopefully my next post will be announcing our little one... wish us luck! :)