Tick tock

Eyes glued to the clock.

Are they picking up or slowing down?  Just another sleepless night or is it time to call grandma to babysit.?  I told Tim it’s like having a hammer hanging over my head.  I know it’s going to hurt when it falls.  I know it won’t be for long, but knowing it’s unpleasant does put some damper on the excitement.  Like many  pregnant women I have a developed a minor obsession with birth stories.  I enjoy reading the midwifery blogs. Occasionally I stumble upon one that is tragic and yet I can’t tear myself away.  At other times I read the ones by those who believe themselves to be the embodiment of a goddess while giving birth and I laugh until I cry.  A positive outlook is helpful, but there is a line where you cross into the absurd.

I ‘ve done it both ways and I plan on trying to go natural once again, simply because the recovery was so much easier.  I will take a few hours of pain over weeks of discomfort any time.   You won’t hear me speaking of dancing on rainbows envisioning flowers during the expansions.  Contractions hurt, about that I have no illusions.

I think we’re down to days, but my house is clean and my freezer is nearly full.  I’m ready.

My birthday is tomorrow, I want to spend the day curled up with Harry Potter.  Hopefully I can.

rockingirlbloggerthumb.jpgVera tagged me as a Rockin’ Girl Blogger. The deal is to tag five other people for it. I’m generally not good at these things, but here are five more…

BadbadIvy – Without her, there’d be no Home Ec 101, Moncks Corner Moments, nor would I be writing for Lowcountry Blogs.  Thanks for turning me on to the whole thing.   I owe ya one.

Margo – I’ve enjoyed watching her love of photography grow over the last year.

April – although she’s been very quiet, as of late.

KathyT – Another nashvillian, but I don’t hold it against her.  I enjoy her zest for life.

Kat Coble – like myself, I’m sure she’ll object to the title Rockin’  but. . . There have been times where I can’t separate her writing from my own internal monologue.  This frightens and intrigues me.


#1 JanetLee on 07.20.07 at 1:30 pm

Last night, I dreamed you had a baby girl and named her Pete.

#2 Margo on 07.20.07 at 4:52 pm

Rock on baby!!…or in your case, Heather, I ought to be saying “rock that baby!” At least you’ll have a good rocking chair this go around. 😉

I’m excited to see our next addition! Maybe being around this little one will curb my stupid desire to have another. Just when I can see that soon my day to day life is going to be cake, this stupid baby fever kicks in. I am crazy. I am not going to give into this. Christian starts preschool next month and byt this time next year I’ll be done with all of my schooling. Life is going to be a breeze! I am not going to have another kid. Shut up you stupid hormones!

Have that baby already! 🙂 When are we walking again?

#3 Joan on 07.20.07 at 9:01 pm

I still have the old Spiritual Midwifery book where they called the contractions “rushes”. Heh. At least they are pain for a good cause. Here’s hoping you have a smooth and uncomplicated labour. Can’t wait to hear the little one is safely here. Keep us posted!

#4 peg on 07.23.07 at 5:45 am

Happy Birthday and wishing you the best with your labor and new one’s arrival.

#5 Heidi on 07.25.07 at 9:31 pm

Happy Belated Birthday! I’m having a hard time finding my way back here.. I must do something about this.. oh.. the blog roll.. yes, that’s it!

I wish you the best and am so happy for you.

I started reading HP for the first time, the other night.. I got into three pages of book one LOL I’m reading to the children, so its fun and we must get back to it!

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