Three Days Til All Systems Go…

Hopefully.  I’m beginning to think that maybe I’ve never been pregnant, just super fat with bad indigestion {as I eat a bowl of Reese’s Puffs for breakfast…}.  The thing is, we literally have nothing else to do but wait.  I mean, I guess I could deep clean my house all over again….I actually do still need to clean my car and mop my kitchen floor.  But thanks to my amazingly willing husband, the bathroom has been Conquered with a capital C!  He spent a good hour and a half disinfecting our wc.  It is pristine, and probably the cleanest room in our whole {that makes it sound big} apartment.  It feels great to get that out of the way.  But I thought once that was done Heavenly Father would agree that we are in fact ready to nurture one of His choicest–but still no baby.  I guess having a clean bathroom isn’t necessarily a prerequisite to parenting.

It’s funny what this waiting game can do to a brain.  Every little pang of discomfort, I think “Oh Nellie, this is it!!”  But nothing.  I even find myself creating discomfort so that I think I might be laboring.  Every second that ticks by is consumed with thoughts of contractions and breaking water and pushing and “One day my ankles will look normal again, right?”  But having said that, I am impressed with just how patient we really are being, all things considered.  I mean, we’re not COMPLETELY stir crazy, just kinda.  We’re trying to think of things to kill time and fully recognize that even the worst case scenario only puts the delivery ten days away {if I get induced the soonest they’ll let me, on the 27th, which I would because 27 is totally my number, and his birthday would be 7-27 which just rolls off the tongue and would be a pretty darn neat birthday for our little guy…. But I guess any birthday would be neat if it were his…. However, it would be pretty cool, too, if he were born on the 23rd because that’s JW’s and my first date anniversary, and Biscuit’s cousin’s birthday….} Oh, all this dreaming!!  When in reality no one knows the minute or the hour.  And there is nothing we CAN do but wait, wait, wait, wait, wait…… He surely can’t stay in there forever.  Even though it feels like he has…. Come on, Kiddo!!!!!  We promise we’ll be nice to you….



  1. CKE says:

    haha Oh Jessi you are so cute thinking about all the dates his birthday will be. 🙂 I hope he comes soon and that time won’t creep so slowly for you! I’m so excited for you and I can’t wait to see your beautiful little one! Love you!!! 🙂

  2. Emily says:

    Oh Jessi! Good Luck with the waiting! I remember going though all of these thoughts before Henri came. I remember thinking, “Oh, well it would be worth it to wait a few more days so he won’t be born on Halloween.” HA! He was born Nov.23rd! Can’t wait for you to have this new precious boy! (P.S. When you have a girl please name her Hope… then she and Henri can be friends!)

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