No baby yet. It seems I start off all my communications with that bit of information.
Probably because that is the most common question I get these days, from strangers to family.
I don't mind. The lady at Costco told me not to load anything from my cart onto the belt (I was loading up because I really don't like to go grocery shopping after a new baby is born, or ever for that matter).
Then she changed her mind and said, maybe you should load everything by yourself!
Maybe I should have. I just laughed and let her do it.
We are taking plenty of walks, though.
They say that helps induce labor.
Who are "they" anyway, because I need to tell them to stop telling women that because it's not true.
I do believe that walking is perfect for women already in labor, but those who've yet entered those gates, it gets you nowhere, except somewhere you just need to walk home from.Oh well. My midwife, Hope, always puts me at ease, telling me my body will do this. And I believe her. Also, my iron went from 9.1 to 10.9 in 4 days. I started crying when she told me. Partly hormones, but mostly gratitude for tender mercies, prayers, and personal miracles.
With Ryan back in town, the kids back at school, the August birthdays wrapped up, and the bypass of Hurricane Irene, this baby can come now.