Nope, no baby yet.
I was going to induce on Saturday, but after thinking about it, we decided to go for Monday. We had thought maybe Saturday, but I know my energy cycle all too well, and I am usually too exhausted on Saturday to get much done at all, let alone labor. Then I go to church, have communion, a little encouragement, visit with people, rest, and generally on Monday I feel much, much better. To start the cycle for the week over again. Also, the baby seems to want to turn posterior, and that means back labor. So I'm hoping if I get down on my hands and knees and scrub floors it will help gravity help me, and the baby's back will turn away from mine. I wish we were all done and I could see my baby and know everything is OK, etc. I am ready to be done.
Monday we were blessed by our dear friend Mrs. Darling with an invitation to go bake cookies at her house. My kids absolutely love Mrs. Darling. When most grown-ups come over they clear out, thinking the conversation will be quite dull. Not with Mrs. Darling! Then they show up, coffee cups in hand wondering what int-er-es-ting things she will talk about today! Like the time she talked about her dad finding a dead body on a boat or growing up in a timber family in backwoods Estacada> Shayleen says she's like the line in "Sense and Sensibility" when the youngest daughter says "I like her. She talks about things." Yes indeedy!
I forgot the camera. Well I forgot to tell Shay to bring her camera, since technically, I don't have one. But we did take a few pictures when we got home, to show the fruits of our labors.
I think Zeke is already experiencing a sugar high...
Noah inspects cookies..
Mrs. Darling caught some much better pictures than I did. Isn't that the nice thing about getting together with fellow bloggers? If one doesn't get pictures, the other will, and they are sure to be shared. :) And she sent us home with plates and plates. Now, isn't that a sign of a true friend? When they send you home with cookies?
Also, Marbel has a hymn posted on her blog of one of my very favorite hymns that we sing at our church for advent.
I didn't actually watch the video, just listened to it. It's such a Christ centered hymn, and haunting and beautiful.