No Christmas Baby

Well, I'm happy to inform all of you that we officially did not have a Christmas baby. But now that Christmas is over, I keep asking myself, when's he going to come?? So far the pregnancy has whizzed by really quickly, but now that the birth is imminent and we've gotten all the big holidays out of the way (sorry New Year's Eve and New Year's Day---you just don't cut it as far as Distraction from Baby goes), I'm really ready for the baby to come.

Today I am 39 weeks and 1 day. I checked my friend's pregnancy blog that she kept throughout her pregnancy, and after she wrote her 39 week update (when she was 39 weeks and 1 day) she immediately went into labor. So now I'm trying her trick. We'll see if I have any contractions after I press "Publish Post."

Murray and I made a list of really important things to do before the baby comes, and I think we did all or most of them. We did all the super important ones, anyway. Like Murray painted my toe nails because I have trouble reaching them. Maybe I just need to make a new list of chores to do before the baby comes and work my way through those. "Get a haircut" needs to be on that list, but my salon is closed on Mondays so I'll need to do that tomorrow.

I realized that we don't have a great picture of my belly profile. Maybe I'll get Murray to do that this afternoon. In the meantime, this iPhone self portrait will have to do...


(Now that I'm posting this belly shot, can the baby come? Let's see what happens when I hit Publish Post!)

(P.S. baby, please come on a day when I've done my hair and makeup. Today would be a good day.)

7 comments:

Mike Loveland said...

If you post it, he will come.

Maggie said...

I'm due on Dec 31st - and I'm totally ready to pop. The waiting is killing me! We've been going for walks, going to the movies, eating spicy food - all in the hopes of kick-starting labour! I hope your baby comes soon! Take care!

Jordan said...

Did it work? If it works for you I should patent the method of going into labor and charge people for it. Here's hoping he comes soon.

noelle said...

By the way according to my parents it's cheaper tax-wise to have a baby at the end of the year. That way you get the tax deduction for the entire year :-) Does that motivate you???? hahahahahha. My own parents were disappointed that in spite of my Dec 25 due date (hence the name) I did not arrive until January 8, hence depriving them of any interesting tax breaks.

KJ said...

You look wonderful. And kudos on the toenails. I had a pedicure the day before I went into labor and I was so glad that at least I could feel good about my toes when the rest of me felt (and probably looked) like crap. Go get your haircut and some magazines and double check your overnight bag. Pick up some snacks for Murray and yourself for the hospital. Good luck!

Natalie said...

You look so great! I hope he come soon - it is so hard to wait! Good luck, and keep us posted!

Also, my word verification is peedgma, which means he will come soon and pee on his grandma.

Christine said...

Just plan on going to lunch with friends everyday until the baby comes and then your hair and makeup will be done. If you and I hadn't planned lunch the day I went into labor I would have looked like crap in my post-baby pics. It also helped that I was in labor for only 2 hours.