droppin' it like its hot
When will she* be born? (Date/Time)
If it helps, I am due October 12th. Archer was born one day early but I was induced so, yeah, maybe that isn't so helpful. Never mind. As per today I am 1 1/2 cm dilated and the baby's head has dropped which means my waistline is at my vagina so I am no longer able to sit down or wear pants. And I will title my new memoir? "Standing, Naked From the Waist Down." My doctor thinks I'll go into labor in the next week but he's an optimist so eh.
A few more clues for your viewing pleasure:
Hal as (a pouty-lipped) baby, circa 1974: Born 7lbs 8oz, 21 inches
Me as a (thinking) baby circa 1981: Born 8lbs 1 ounce, 21 inches.
Archer as a (sleeping) baby circa 2005: Born 7lbs 2 ounces, 19 1/2 inches long.
The winner will receive a signed copy of Rockabye, a copy of THE "Push Mix" aka my (and Hal's) rockin' delivery CD (It's really good, I swear. No Enya), a hand-painted Archer masterpiece for you to hang on your fridge, a DVS onesie set (in your choice of girl or boy) and a Starbucks gift card for all you sleep-deprived people. Oh, and I'll also throw in some almonds, if you'd like, which are a delicious snack, an (unused) pregnancy test that expires in 2010 and Mr. Potato Head's left arm. And you thought these gift baskets were luxe.
Winner to be announced (duh, obvy) upon delivery so you have until then to cast your ballot! Good luck and may the force be with you (and my nether regions.)
Also a HUGE congratulations to my beloved Kendra on the birth of her beautiful daughter, Kaia Reese, born yesterday at 4:10pm, 7lbs, 13 oz 21 inches long. And Happy Birthday to Meredith, whose birthday was ALSO yesterday and a big congratulations to HER on her second pregnancy, which was also unplanned, but this time no need for a letter.
A huge thank you to all of you who participated in the online baby shower. Your posts were beautiful and inspiring and most of all, made me giddy with excitement for this new baby. My love and gratitude to all of you.