Posted by: thiscait | March 26, 2006

Ramblin’ On

Things have been quiet here at Ad Prob, and we’ve been feeling a little bad about that. Yes, we recognize the world goes on and you’re not all waiting on the edges of your seats for the next brilliant thing we have to say. However, it is odd to let a week go by in silence. And so, I am here to ramble at you.

Honestly, part of the reason we haven’t been writing is that nothing that exciting is happening. Our big baby projects are done for now. The room is ready, clothes and diapers are washed and waiting in drawers. The cosleeper is assembled. Birth supplies are gathered and waiting in their bin for the big day. We sent in our home study application about a week ago, and there’s nothing left to do on that until the social worker contacts us. All the legal paperwork that can be signed before birth is signed and filed in the appropriate places. Jen has already gotten credit cards bearing her new last name.

And so we’re waiting. There’s still a lot to do. We’ve been sorting through piles of paper to get our health insurance reimbursements for the year figured out, and working on getting our taxes done. We make trips to baby stores here and there to exchange this or that for a bigger size or something we don’t already have. We’re making weekly trips to the midwives. But mostly we are waiting. Jen is finalizing stuff at school, as am I. We’re trying to figure out why our dryer doesn’t dry things anymore. We talk to the baby. And we wait for him/her to make an appearance.

In these last couple of weeks, we’ve actually had some moments where there’s been time to just be. We’ve actually spent time just lying in bed, watching Jen’s belly move, feeling the calm warmth of our bodies next to each other, thinking and talking about this huge impending change. We’re anxious to meet this kid that’s been growing inside Jen for the last nine months, and anxious to know the child that’s been growing in our hearts for so, so long. We’re nervous about the newness, the unpredictability, our parenting skills, and how this will affect our relationship. We’re also well aware that this wait could take up to another month, and we’re trying to be patient and deal with the uncertainty.

Harpo, whenever you’re ready, your mommies are here, waiting, and ready as they’re ever going to be.

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Responses

  1. Wow. That is so cool. So happy for you guys too! I will be having my first insem around the 30th and (my)Jen and I can’t wait.

    I wish you all the luck in the world on a smooth birth!

  2. Beautifully written post Cait. Tick tock, tick tock. It’s both such an exciting AND quiet time as you and Jen await Harpo’s arrival. You’re definitely ready.

  3. Enjoy this time, I wish you all the best!

  4. wow – enjoy the moments, it’s a gift, and I’m so glad you are having YOU time – that is SO vital and imperative.

    love to you guys,
    S

    (can’t wait for that first play date!)

  5. Beautiful, Cait. So excited for you three! And Harpo, everyone’s ready, whenever you’re set to come out and play!

  6. Lovely. I’m so excited for you guys.

  7. Oh, I was so sure something had happened! But we’re very excited for you and we’re waiting anxiously too.

  8. Beautiful

  9. Electric dryer? I’ve recently learned (the hard way) that an electric dryer that spins and makes noise but does not heat likely indicates that the 220v electric line is only delivering 110v. I haven’t managed to get an electrician out to fix mine yet (my husband insisted that HE would arrange for an electrician, sigh…) but I hope you get yours sorted soon. Sometime in the next month or so you’re going to wash your first load of dirty diapers, and diapers dried outside on a line smell lovely but are stiff as cardboard.

    Blessings to the soon-to-be-three of you.

  10. You made me cry! I loved the in bed watching the belly times.

  11. so you’ve been quiet for TWO whole days! Anything going on?!?!?!?!?

  12. No, Calliope. Nothing’s happening yet. Since we’re doing a home birth, one of us should be able to get on the computer at least long enough to let people know when stuff starts happening. You didn’t really think we’d just vanish and not let you know, did you?

  13. Hi Jen and Cait, I’ve read your blog off and on for awhile, but I’m not sure if I’ve ever commented. I didn’t realize that you were so close to term! Can’t wait to hear about the birth. Enjoy these last quiet days.

  14. So happy for you both and happy that you get some quiet time.

  15. That was a wonderful post. I can’t wait for Harpo’s big debut!

    Best of luck to both of you–all three of you, really–with the home birth!

    Ab

  16. You made me cry too with the shared belly time in bed. I absolutely can’t believe how close you are! Enjoy these last few precious days of being child/responsibility free. We’re all ready for you to make your grand appearance Harpo!


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