Monday, October 3, 2011

hearing the little voice in your head and 37 weeks

Another funny story from my little man, A.

E got into the shower the other night, and noticed that there was a cup full of body wash in the corner.  A is the only one who takes showers unsupervised in our shower (well, minus the adults, of course) so E knew it was his doing.  When he got out of the shower, E disciplined A.  Following the discipline, he sat A on his knee and started talking a little bit about his conscience.

E: "You know that little voice in your head that tells you when you shouldn't do something?  That's God telling you that you aren't obeying or doing what Mommy and Daddy want you to do.  You need to listen to that little voice."

A: "I couldn't hear the little voice.  The shower was too loud."

E and I both almost burst out with laughing.  I  mean, seriously, you guys.  Where does a 5 year old get these things? 

I'm officially 37 weeks today.  If baby George was following Isaac's timeline, she'd be here some time this week.  If I had to guess (and let me tell you, every one and their mother wants me to guess) I'd say she's hanging out in there for a while.  In fact, I've gone the complete opposite direction of my feelings earlier, when I thought she might come while my OB is gone, and I think she might hang out the longest of ALL of my kiddos.  Which is sort of depressing, honestly.  (O was 38w1d, A was 38w, Isaac was 37w4d)

A friend emailed me a dream she had, where I had a 3 hour labor and no epidural (Can you imagine??  Well, YOU might be able to, but I can't imagine anything less than 12 hours of labor.)  I'm praying on that, despite when she decides to grace us with her appearance.

Here's what I look like today.  I have decided I need to clean my mirror, I think it's why the picture is a tad blurry.  That's on my to-do list. :)

Happy Monday!


Raechel said...

cute tummy!

And good luck reaching that mirror with a baby strapped to the front of you :)

Getting close, friend! Can't wait to see this girl and hear her name!

d e v a n said...

You look so, so, cute! Love your bump!!

A is too funny. haha

Kristin said...

You look adorable!! Hang in there and take good care of yourself until she is ready to come on her time! :)

Aileen said...

You look great!! Can't wait to hear the baby's name!!! Kids say the funniest things!

Sarah said...

Wow, I can't believe that's your fourth baby and your bump is still so cute and perky! I feel like my uterus is going to hang down to my knees by the next baby.
And here's hoping for a three hour labor, woo!

Susan said...

Tracy, I have to tell you: I just had my longest (natural--my first was an awful and never-ending induction) labor yet, and it was by far my easiest and most pleasant. Seriously, it was a genuinely good time. So while a short labor *might* be nice, I'm hoping you'll have a smooth, manageable, fun labor...for as long as it lasts. =)
Seriously, can't wait to hear your good news, and learn what little girl name you've kept locked away!