Mr. Baby: Sleeping In

Mr. Baby is still on the inside. But I have a feeling he’ll be here in the next couple of days. I’m not sure why. Just a feeling. I really want to stick close to home and I feel kinda weird both mentally and physically. Contractions are still irregular and not very strong. I don’t notice most of them; the ones I do notice make me feel a little queasy and are accompanied by a mild menstrual-cramp-like feeling. They don’t last for more than a minute or so, maybe ten times a day that I notice.

None of that makes it seem like labor is imminent. I guess it’ll happen when it happens. I’m finding myself not so freaked out by the idea that it could happen any minute, like I was 3 or 4 days ago, and now I wish that my body would just get on with it. Doc and I went for a walk this morning because I felt like I had abundant energy and walking is supposedly good for helping Mr. Baby descend into position, but almost as soon as we left the house I felt exhausted and my back began to hurt kinda badly.

This afternoon I am sitting in the Comfy Chair in the living room with my laptop, a quilt, and a stripey cat on my lap. I had a piece of homemade (by mom!) lemon pie and a Coke just now, and I’m watching Star Wars on DVD. Later I thought that I might go down to Toshi Station to pick up some power converters, if Uncle Owen will let me.

We are missing a yummy Thanksgiving dinner at Kathryn’s house today, and I’m sad about that. But again, I am having that weird feeling of wanting to stay at home and I think that I ought to listen to it.

Happy Anniversary to Doc!! 9 years today. It hasn’t seemed like nearly that long, and at the same time it feels like we’ve been together all our lives. I’m really really lucky; I realize this more and more every day.

So, in the spirit of the day, some things I am thankful for: Doc. My cats. My baby. My parents and brothers. Wonderful, funny, creative friends. Lemon meringue pie. Star Wars. Lovely autumn weather. Great co-workers. iPhones. The president-elect. Turkey-shaped calzones. Bacon. Caramel. Books. Art. Yoga. Being happy and content with my life.


  1. Carrie

    Anyday now. They always do show up. Happy Thanksgiving Katy, Doc and Aquaman. From the Lawrence, KS gang, currently giving thanks in the Vortex of Doom. Sort of wish you were here but maybe we’ll make it to Dallas to greet the little man in the spring.

  2. Sara

    Happy Thanksgiving and Anniversary a day late, Katy! I am listening through the grapevine, anticipating the news of Mr. Baby’s arrival. I’ll be thinking of you today, sending good vibes your way.

  3. Laura

    Greetings from Sunny Florida. We’re visiting my grandma and her husband — mom flew in from WV. It’s so nice we’re being nerdy with our laptops, and leeching off someone’s free WIFI. Gotta love 55+ communities; very trusting(?). I feel so thankful just being with the family I don’t see often; the added food (cherry pie!) helps too! I hope your little man makes his appearance soon 🙂 And Happy anniversary!

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