Thursday, August 14, 2008

9 Months and a full moon...



I took these pictures today for emily r. (you're welcome) and soon after started having contractions. i went to my already scheduled dr.'s appt and, although i'm only dilated to 1cm, the Non-stress test results,
plus the fairly consistent contractions, plus the full moon tomorrow, plus the pending storm all had the dr.'s and nurses telling me that this baby was coming very soon.

well, after calling everyone i know and freaking them all out, i came back home, relaxed, drank some water, visited with some friends and now it's 11pm and the contractions have all but stopped now.

But i'm glad i got these pictures, cause it's been a while since i've stood in front of a camera, and i need this for posterity's sake :) And now i've caught up a bit on my journal/blog. I've finished 85% of the projects i wanted to. I'm a bit concerned by the fact that I currently have no ceiling in my kitchen, but that's my own fault for putting off this home-improvement project for so long!!!

I'm relieved the contractions have stopped. I would like to make it through Saturday without this baby coming. Reid has about a billion things at work he'd like to finish up, too. So, hopefully we can hold off just 72 more hours. I must be the only 9 month person in the world who's hoping not to come early!!!



5 comments:

Em Russ said...

whooo hoo!! I love it when requests are granted so BEAUTIFULLY! And beautiful you are girl! I have to say, when I saw on my google reader that you did another post I thought man, this is awesome. I love your posts so please don't disappoint! :) Can't wait to see the newest Allred. I'll be thinking of you. Love, Em in Boston

Jenny said...

Emily, you look great! I'm sad we had to leave Denver right before the baby's arrival. Hope it all goes well and that this delivery doesn't involve any ambulances on I-25!

Snyder Family said...

Emily, you look so great being 9 months along. I wish I could look that good. I hope all goes with with labor. We will be checking to see when that little one comes. We can't wait to meet her!

Zarbock family said...

Em, you look AMAZING. And I'm not just saying that. This is from one pregnant lady to another. And, it's so nice to hear that you arent' quite ready for your little one to come either. I seriously get wierd looks from people when they ask if I'm just dying to have this baby already....and I reply no, and just start rattling off my mile long list of to-dos before I can officially do nothing else ever again after becoming a diaper genie and human pacifier! So, good luck these next few short days. :) I'll be thinking of you!

Emilee said...

Hi. I just found your vegatarian nation blog and tried the fiesta salad. Thanks for the recipe! I wanted to add a suggestion that you can try next time you make it if you want. I thought it was missing a little depth of flavor, so I tried adding the juice of one lime and it finished it off perfectly. It adds a little tang that compliments the buttermilk and the Mexican feel. Thanks!