Hmmm… yes

Still here. Still pregnant. How in the world is that possible? This pregnancy I have been crazy-worried about preterm labor. I don’t really know why, except that I know several ladies who did in fact go into preterm labor, plus I’ve had about a gazillion contractions the entire pregnancy. Still, it makes me feel silly to realize how much I worried over something that never came to pass. Must work on that. I’m sure there’s a lesson for me there.

A friend told me that perhaps I haven’t had my baby yet because God is trying to teach me patience. ME?! Why on earth would I, of all people, need to learn PATIENCE?

Okay fine, maybe I could use a little refresher course, but… God? Got it. Patience. Will definitely work on it. So could you please get things movin’ now?

Shoot. I’m not helping matters, am I? ;)

At any rate, I have been pre-laboring for days, maybe a week, so I fully intend on having this baby soon. Like, today. If she’ll cooperate, that is. ;) I’ve been dreaming about her, and to wake up and realize she’s still tucked up inside makes my arms ache to hold her.

I’ve loaded Andy’s iPod with labor tunes- this time around I opted for songs from L’Anguelus, Scripture Lullabies, and a wee bit of Celtic Woman. It’s a rather beautiful collection of music, if I do say so myself.

(Remember this little peanut? Yup- she’s a cutie. We met her family at the park the other day. The ice flats were definitely a hit- the kids loved to pretend they were ice skating. It wasn’t deep ice, I promise.)

Have you seen Ginny’s Hey Girl blog post? Oh my heck, I can’t stop laughing over the submissions- #3 is especially funny. :) I totally want to play along- we’ll see if I can rustle up the energy to put something together.

Tulip and a neighbor girl, digging through treasures

Okay, I think that’s all I have to say. I just wanted to check in and let you all know that we’re still waiting. That way I could garner sympathy and such- you know how I am. ;)

Happy Sunday!

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  1. says

    Hey Sarah! I contracted all the way through my 4th pregnancy too! I had prodromal labor the last 3-4 weeks. I went to the end too (well, really only until 39 weeks. My last 3 babies were induced at 39 weeks because I deliver GIANT babies!). I just knew she was going to be preterm, but nope.
    I can’t wait for the announcement that your new tiny person is here! Hoping and praying with you/for you!

  2. says

    Oh how I understand and yet — a Valentine’s baby would be so sweet! I always contracted lots and lots with each pregnancy but in my case it never meant early labor — just my womb excercising, I guess! (one of mine was fifteen days past due, the next ten days past and another five days past. Yikes). The ownderful thing about time is that is passes!

  3. Anonymous says

    Hello, I have not commented before. :) Love your blog. You have a lovely family. I’ve been reading for over a year. Check every day for new posts. I, too, can hardly wait for the new little girl to arrive! You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sheryl

  4. says

    I’m just so excited for your baby to arrive too! I keep checking your blog for news :-) So hang in there, you know those little babies get so warm and comfy they want to hang out as long as possible. She’ll be good and ready when she decides to make an appearance! Oh, and I had a question for you… how do you copyright your pictures?? One of my biggest worries when I started my blog was protecting pictures of my babes. You probably won’t have time to give me advice right now, but just thought I’d ask ;-)

    • says

      I have all the time in the world- this baby’s in no rush. ;)

      Technically, your photos are “copyrighted” as soon as you snap them. I’ve recently started watermarking them, though- is that what you mean?

      I just use an editor (usually Picasa) to add text. If you click “alt” nad “0169” at the same time, you get the copyright logo. Then you can add your name or whatever. People could still technically “take” my pictures, but I figure if I watermark them, at least they’ll know that they SHOULDN’T be taking them without my permission.

      Does that help?

    • says

      Yes, thanks so much! I did it in Photoshop Elements, and just copied the text from a Word document, but I’ll try Picasa. I figured the same thing about it being at least a warning step :-) Anyway, now I have them marked for future posts. This blogging thing is fun!

      I hope you’re getting all that rest and the kids are taking good care of you. They are going to be the BEST big sisters and brother, I can tell!

  5. Laura says

    “Still pregnant. How in the world is that possible?” I’m gonna guess it has something to do with you not being 40 weeks yet :) But hey, you can start your “praying for others’ intentions” early, offering your impatience too, I know I could use the extra prayers ;) Nevertheless, I hope for your sake that this baby hurries!