The Baby Who Cried Wolf

Today is October 24th, 2011, and it’s Kate’s due date!

And that’s about all the news there is on that front, because the baby is still taking her time in there.  Apparently, she’s not the type to show up to a party ahead of schedule.  (Or maybe she’s been wisely sensing that with everything going on outside – moving houses, family sickness, etc – she’s been better off waiting a bit.)  But her leisurely pace hasn’t stopped her from calling attention to herself and her impending birth loudly and often.  False alarms have become a daily occurrence in our household, and at least once a day for the past couple weeks, Kate would have sworn this baby was about to be born.  We haven’t gone so far as to make any early trips to the birth center, or even to harass the midwives via phone more than should be expected, but the question of when this baby is going to be born has been taking up much more focus in the house (and especially in Kate) than some of us expected.  It turns out, it’s not so obvious when a baby is ready to be born.  (<—- Words Kate plans on eating once she’s experienced actual labor.)  I’m sure when the real thing happens, there will be no question, but there sure are a lot of questions in the meantime.  Kate keeps getting fooled into thinking labor is beginning, and then when it doesn’t, she swears that’s the last time she’ll be tricked.  But then the next time, when things are stronger and more intense and different, she falls for it again!  For this reason, she has begun to think of the baby as “The Baby Who Cried Wolf.”  (Although as I’m typing this, I realize maybe it should be “the baby who cried BIRTH”.)  And we now call her “Bluffy” for short.  (The baby, not Kate, though either one might be accurate.)

Anyway, other than some impatience on the part of the mama, the pregnancy continues to be smooth, and all involved are relatively healthy, appropriately sized (huge!), appropriately active and doing well.  We’re all excited about the birth, which will be soon enough in any case.  And you can all be on the look out for the big news!  All your well-wishes, prayers, good thoughts and smooth-labor vibes are much appreciated.  Stay tuned…


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kirsten
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 18:40:22

    So excited for you all. Can’t wait for Bluffy to arrive. Please let Kate know that Kirbo from the Pub is actually not that far away. I live right near Hood River.

    Glad the move went well and that the sickies have left the building.


  2. Jan
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 22:48:35

    What a funny captivating description of how it feels to be waiting for the coming of a new baby! Sounds like things are gearing up and that it will be very soon.
    I can’t wait 🙂

    Much love coming your way Kate. Love Jan xxx


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