Thursday, November 30, 2006

Winter Wonderland

Aaron took these pictures of our house and lights in the recent snow. It sleeted starting last night and is now snowing. The weatherman is predicting we'll have 5 to 8 inches of snow by the time it quits. I like winter weather so it is fun.

The other big news (or not big news, depending on your perspective) is that I have started having contractions. They started Tuesday early morning and were pretty regular at 12-6 minutes apart but weren't too strong. I went to work for 1/2 the day Tuesday and worked from home the rest of the day and Wednesday. The contractions have been more and more intense but not any more frequent. GRRRR! We had a doctor's appointment today (actually they tried to cancel it because the office was closed due to the bad weather but we met the doctor up there after calling him at his house!!) I am dilated to a 1 and 80% effaced and he said he thought it could be anywhere from a couple of hours to a couple of days. I am sure to him that sounded like encouraging news but to someone who has already been doing this for a couple of days, I was not cheered.

So we took a break from our now-monotonous charting of contractions and watched a movie this afternoon. I even took a bit of a nap, which was welcome since I think I might have slept 10 minutes at a time between contractions last night. My doctor is on duty tomorrow and on call all weekend and says if we show up at the hospital, he won't turn us away and make us go back home. Hopefully things will start progressing soon because this is getting SUPER FRUSTRATING. Aaron and I have decided that we wish my water would just break so we have to go to the hospital and get this show on the road. For all of you that are thinking "He'll come when he's ready" or "Be patient", I appreciate the sentiment, but especially now that I am stuck in the "painful but not painful enough to get drugs" phase, I will politely disagree and say the sooner Caleb arrives the better.

Oh and one more funny thing. So Caleb has been measuring quite large the whole pregnancy. Today when we measured via ultrasound, he weighed in at a hefty 9 pounds 4 ounces. The doctor said, "Let me check that again" and he was 9 pounds 7 ounces. I said "Stop measuring- he's growing by the second!" It will be interesting to see if he measures as large as predicted.

Anywho, that's the scoop for now. Who knows...maybe we'll have big news to post in the next day or so!!!


Betsy said...

WOW- the house looks great. As for Caleb-just watch Anchorman- that is what sent me into labor with Sam. Well, actually, I was in labor during the movie but didn't quite know it and didn't tell anyone....DUH ME....should have left Grove sooner to get to Bartlesville to get the epidural sooner.....but it just adds to my exciting labor story. Get that thing in you as soon as you can- it is a gift from God!

Can't wait to meet Caleb!

Kimberly said...

HOw exciting!!!!!!! Hopefully the snow won't hinder you from taking any more time to get to the hospital! I'm going to be checking like crazy to see if he's here! You are about to have one of the very best days of your life-so fun! I'm so happy for you guys! We'll keep ya in our prayers! Hope you can get some sleep before he comes in between those contractions!

Kristin said...

Emily- Those pics of the house make me miss the neighborhood :( Not that we don't have great neighbors in Ardmore,PA but it's not the same. We can't wait to hear the news, and watch the mail because you should be getting something fun from us next week. I have a friend who started a great baby business and it's from her collection. Enjoy every minute and soak it all up, he'll be here before you know it and life will be so full of joy unspeakable. Love you, miss you!

Sarah Brown said...

Em- it has been a joy to read up on your life over these past few months! I truly wish that we could be there and share in the excitement. Looks like the weather hit y'all hard. You house looks beautiful, though. Please post more pics- I want to see the belly!!! Mark and I are so happy for you, Aaron, and the rest of your family. Give yourself a hug from me. much love, Hoot.
p.s. Love the colors/paint in Caleb's room. How did ya do it?