I'm sorry if my absence as of late has given you the wrong impression. We're still eagerly awaiting our new sweetheart; and I'm spending my days as normally as possible. I could spend all day everyday returning phone calls, texts and emails from wonderful friends and family wondering how we're doing, or if the baby's here yet. But instead, I've been spending my time hanging out with Hudson. So from the bottom of my heart, Thank You, for your concern, your love and your support. For now, here are some answers to commonly asked questions:
Q: How are you feeling?
A: Great! Actually, I'm amazed I still feel this good. There are the obvious discomforts that come with the dwindling days of pregnancy, but nothing of special concern. Most days I still have plenty of energy for the majority of the day, then I crash in the evenings and blob out in front of the TV. Hudson and I are still enjoying play dates with friends, park time, and baseball in the back yard.
Q: Do you need help?
A: I think everything is under control for the time being. I'm still doing laundry, cleaning, and cooking (we had a lovely fondue dinner last night, as a matter of fact) and I managed to make Halloween cupcakes, too. Last weekend, we visited the pumpkin patch and I even mowed the lawn...so I think we're OK for now. If you're kind enough to have offered help, you're probably aware of the fact that I'm fiercely independent; and I prefer to do things myself. But I do know when I'm in over my head and I'm not too proud to ask for help. I promise, if I need help I won't hesitate to ask.
Q: Do you think the baby will be here soon?
A: I'm never good with guessing on these things. I've been having some pretty steady contractions and other signs of impending delivery...but no major action as of yet. My attitude on the matter is that she'll be here when she gets here. And until then we're going to keep things as normal and happy as possible. I'm not officially due for another four days, and in my opinion, every extra day she stays in there she gets chubbier...and I love chubby babies.
Also, if you call and I'm not home...don't worry that I've run off to have the baby without telling anyone. I wouldn't do that. We're probably just out having fun. I'm still doing my volunteer days at preschool, and shuttling H around for gymnastics class, and playing with friends. So for now, thank you for your concern and support...I think the best thing any of us can do at this point is exercise patience. I promise we'll let you know when anything exciting happens.