11/3/09

Distract Me



I'm typing this up at 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3rd. Ruby's due date, which I'm very well aware means little according to her actual arrival, is tomorrow. I've finished my last online tutorial for a little while, finished getting her spot in our room set up, and finished the monstrous granny square afghan. You could say I'm ready now.

I had a moment of excitement pushing my cart full of Sebastian and random tutorial supplies through Wal-Mart this afternoon. I had to walk slowly, breathe deeply, and try not to panic at the thought of calling someone to come pick me up so that I didn't pull a Natalie Portman. However, once I got to my car we returned to our regularly scheduled programming.

My midwife is coming for my 40 week tomorrow (Wed.) and will hopefully help me relax about things not happening yet. Brett is hoping to get his Friday/Saturday REALLY IMPORTANT National Guard weekend testing moved back again. I know I can be a strong woman about all of this but a lot of the reason why I'm comfortable having a home birth is because Brett was so helpful the first time around in helping me manage my pain and keeping me focused when I wanted to give in.

So, I'm spending the majority of my Wednesday doing things to relax and/or help move things along. Laps at the park is on that list. You can be sure I've heard them all and will try most if it comes down to it.

We appreciate your thoughts, prayers, and excitement as this story plays out!

xoxo,
Rachel

44 comments:

skunkboycreatures said...

Awwww, Miss Rachel, you are the cutest preggie gal ever. I can't wait to see your new little one. It's going to be magic. xoxo

sewshesews said...

sending labor vibes your way Mama! Can't wait to see Miss Ruby!

sonya audrey said...

You're going to do great momma! Sending more labor vibes to you + hoping little Ruby gets here soon!

Olivia said...

Ruby's got a lot of fans waiting on her arrival -- I hope she's not too fashionably late ;)

Good luck Rachel! I'm so excited for you and your family!

-Olivia

michelou said...

God that afghan is gorgeous. You are a whiz at picking colours.

Sending speedy labour vibes your way.

Michelle

Kara said...

I'm all twitterpated with excitement about this. And I bet you are too, haha! :P And anxious.

C'mon Ruby!

jari spry said...

hugssss!

hellosweetworld said...

I know it's so exciting :) She'll be here before ya know it!

Robin said...

we're all cheerin for you and Ruby!!! can't wait to see her :O)

Sandy said...

Saying prayers for you and your family. Hope Ruby hurries. Love the afgan, it's beautiful. You will do great!

Toni Brockliss said...

All I could hear and see was Ben when I gave birth.
That's why your man is so important. You trust him with everything.
It is going to be ok. We are your silent army spurring you on from all corners of the globe.
xxx
PS - oh the granny square blanket. Be still my heart.

Evy said...

You go girl!!!!!

ScrapScene said...

Thinking about you, Rachel. You will do fine! Love your afghan - the colours are beautiful together!

Laurie Anne said...

Looking forward to the next chapter with you! xx

N said...

I love that blanket.. you've inspired me to make a blanket for my child when I'm pregnant (which hopefully isn't TOO soon)!!

I'm so excited for you!

jackiek said...

ahhh thats so exciting
thinking of you and your gorgeous family!

Jillian said...

I went into labor after having a pedicure...so if you haven't heard of that one, it's great! you have cute toes, and get an extra long rub...4 hours later I was contracting. :) You will do great.

margot said...

XOXOXOXOXOO!

Karen M. Andersen said...

Rachel, I just wanted to chime in and let you know that I am thinking of you too. I am sending you extra love, prayers, strength and patience for the coming days as you wait for Ruby to arrive...just in case you need them :)

Karen xx

Violet Bella said...

cant wait to see the arrival. your afghan turned out beautiful. so happy for your family :)

Emily said...

Thinking of you today. Am a few days past-due myself. Sounds like you're doing well at keeping busy. I'll be praying that all goes smoothly.

AlliT said...

Good luck Rachel! I hope Ruby gets here soon!!! Sending light and love your way!!!!!

Christen Krumm said...

Wish I lived closer!! I'd come walk laps around the park with you! I really feel baby k is gonna come soon, but I haven't even reached my due date yet!! Haha! Course when the doctor says I have MAYBE two weeks... that's not very... encouraging to keep my mind off of it. haha!

Have fun waiting! (HA!)

xoxo,
C

Liz V. said...

excited for little Ruby to get here! she is quite the little blog celebrity :]

kimi said...

oh girl...you are way more patient that i could ever be. i can't not wait to meet lil' ruby. i would come walk with you today if i lived in springfield...but will keep you in my thoughts!
have a blessed day!
xoxo kimi

xobellaaimox said...

i'm not sure how to distract you but i'm sure it will all go wonderfully and i'm excited to see miss ruby!

Jodie B-C said...

Little Miss Ruby is just preparing the blogging world for her grand entrance!! Good Luck!!

Stefan, Sarah and Lukka said...

**here's to a quick & easy labor & recovery**

Sarah M

Vivianna said...

I am so excited for you and your family! I can't not wait for Ruby to come!

Christine said...

Good luck! Cant wait to see your little heartbreaker:)
And I love the afghan!
Pop by my blog, i'm haveing a giveaway:)
<3

welshgrl2 said...

That afghan turned out wonderfuly! And here's to a happy healthy, and quick arriving baby. : )

kiki comin said...

good luck..i know those last few days (especially if you go past your due date) are no fun at all. hope your delivery goes perfectly and just keep thinking of that sweet little bundle you will be holding soon!

Crissy said...

So excited for Ruby's arrival... she has one talented mama! Love the granny squares, they are so lovely!

robin said...

I'm bettin on this weekend..hang in there rachel..you're going to do just fine!

cococricketsmama said...

awwww...I remember those feelings at the end. She'll be here soon. maybe tomorrow, my birthday!!

Melonie said...

Thinking of you and sending prayers and love your way!

Newsy Nibby said...

I think they say jumping on the trampoline speeds things up? Also watching that show, "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant". (or maybe that has the opposite effect?) ;)

RachelDenbow said...

Thanks, ya'll! I mean it.

Mia said...

Good luck!

I hope all your braxton hicks labor prep really speeds things up when Ruby decides to make her appearance :)

I really loved my homebirth experiences, and I hope yours goes super well!

flying scissors said...

Hej Rachel, i can remember how it was. Waiting for the arrival. I know you will do great. You have great support around you and we outside in the blogworld send our support too. I be excited when she arrives.

Send you power and relaxing thoughts.

Magic is on the way!

Lilith said...

these last days each time you updated your blog I was thinking that Ruby arrived!! but apparently she feels good inside... Good luck and enjoy THE day!
can't wait to see her!

Sara said...

If I were you, I would take an extra nap to pass the time! You're probably too excited for that though! Best to you through the labor and delivery!

katie said...

i loooove the granny square afgan!!! i'm also sending labor vibes! come on ruby! we're all dying to meet you!!!

<3katie

kelly said...

funny little story for you! last night when my OCD boyfriend came home from work and there was felt and yarn and other random crafting supplies all over the place (and of course all of my three year old's toys) and there were vegan chocolate chip muffins in the oven, he told me to maybe just focus on one hobby at a time. I referred him to your's and elsie's blogs, and then continued all three of my projects! Thanks for the inspiration i really needed it!!