Thank you, thank you, thank you! Josh & I have been reading emails & texts and fielding phone calls from all of our friends & family regarding Baby O'Shea. It's expected that our little household is crazy-excited to meet our little girl. However, it is totally overwhelming (and heart-warming) to see how excited our friends and family are as well. I don't know why the outpouring of generosity & love surprises me ... but it does. In all the best ways. So ... thank you.
I don't have the attention span to sit in one spot for very long so this update will be quick.
Here's the Cliff's Notes on how the bun is baking:
In the last 5 days labor has started ... and stalled ... TWICE. Josh and I spent Thursday night in Billings --- I was SURE we were having a St. Patrick's Day baby. But I was wrong. By Friday morning labor had stopped and they discharged me around 2:30 pm.
It seems everyone asks the same questions right now so I will just throw out the answers here: I'm currently dilated to a 4. 100% effaced. But the contractions refuse to be regular... so we're home until that changes. Yes, we've decided on a name. No, we aren't going to tell you right now. You'll have to wait til she's here. :) Isaac is starting to warm up to the idea of a sister --- it took a while to get over not having a brother but I think he's as excited as we are now.
I spent yesterday laboring at home. Steady, strong contractions around ten minutes apart most of the day. But today ... nothing.
I am abundantly anxious to meet our girl & have become a sucker for all wives tales, legends, and superstitions that claim to "bring baby to the outside world." Basil, oregano, red rasberry leaf tea, EPO, walking, jogging, trampolines, scrubbing floors, general cleaning .... and, yes, that too. (Why does refering to that seem dirty when I type it out in my blog ... but people I barely know have NO problem suggesting Josh and I ... well ... you know? Eh.)
The boys are in Fishtail getting groceries. I'm going to scrub my walls, floors, and windows. When they get home we're going to send the afternoon on four wheelers trying to coax baby out.
We'll keep you posted on Baby O's arrival. But for now ... I have floors to scrub.
xo - Nic
3 hours ago