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Sunday, August 09, 2009

Today's the Day!

Here's Scooter and I snuggling yesterday; usually, he doesn't snuggle with me like this, but yesterday he seemed particularly attached to me. Maybe he can sense the upcoming changes? I don't know if I'd give him that much intuitive credit! This afternoon, we'll drop him off to stay with some friends for the next few days, then Jerry and I plan to go out for a nice dinner, and then we check into the hospital at 6 pm this evening.

I thought I would sleep terrible last night in anticipation, but honest to god, I slept like a rock. (However, Jerry reported that he did not sleep well.) This is not to say that I have lost any of my fears or anxieties about giving birth; I think I'm just so ready to get it over with. Plus, there's not much point in dwelling on the things that frighten me -- I just have to face them, and I know that their reality won't be half as bad as my anticipation of them.

So, like I said before, we check in tonight, but things don't really get underway until tomorrow morning, so at the soonest, Norah will be born sometime on Monday (but, just as with any labor, the course of action is unpredictable so the time schedule can't be counted upon). I do plan on packing my laptop in my hospital bag, so when I can, I will announce her arrival, but be patient because I can't predict when that post will be.

Alrighty, I guess that's it! Talk to you on the flipside!

57 comments:

Erin said...

Yippee! I think we are just as excited/anxious as you (minus the burden of being pregnant) for Norah to arrive. You guys will do a great job with labor and be awesome parents.

d.a.r. said...

Happy baby day!! May you have an easy and safe delivery and I can't wait to see how adorable Norah is!

And my best friend definitely kept saying that her dog knew...he kept trying to sniff her crotch and was pacing around the house, whining at the door all day. She was so annoyed, but later that afternoon, her water broke! Crazy pups!

Amanda said...

Happy early birthday Norah! Good luck Jess and Jerry!

kristen said...

I'm so excited for you!! It's so great how calm you are. For the last few weeks everytime I opened your page, I expected it to say, "It's a Girl" or something to that effect. I'm gald you guys can finally move on to the next exciting stage of your lives.

Can't wait for the pictures. I hope everyting goes as smoothly as possible for you! Can't wait for the pictures.

ws said...

I hope you have a safe and happy delivery. Good luck to both you and Jerry.

inmytummy said...

Congratulations! She's almost here!

Krissy said...

Good Luck! I hope all goes well :) So exciting!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Good luck Jess, can't wait to hear about it. Okay, maybe not........

Xenia said...

Good luck, good luck, good luck!

junebug said...

hip hip hooray!!!!

thinking of you Jess!!

Viv said...

I will keep you guys in my thoughts. How exciting Jess!!

RunningLaur said...

Good luck, and congratulations!!

N.D. said...

wahoo! good luck and enjoy that dinner!

Running Jen said...

Best of luck, hope you have an easy labor and delivery, and congratulations!!

Jamoosh said...

Enjoy that dinner. Who knows when the next Jess and Jerry time will be!

MN Mom said...

You go girl! It will be a breeze, and even if you are not the "breezy type" it will be over and you will have beautiful, wonderful baby Norah. congrats!

JojaJogger said...

Glad you got a good night's sleep last night. Best wishes for an "uneventful" labor and delivery.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Great picture!

This might sound crazy, but try to enjoy the process. It's something you'll probably remember your whole lifetime!

Niki said...

GOOD LUCK!!!

Lily on the Road said...

xoxoxoxo

Don't forget to yell at Jerry when the going gets tough!! LOL JK

Good Luck, I can hardly wait to hear just how sweet little Norah is in person...

xoxoxoxo

Lily on the Road said...

ps

You are ALL very lucky to have one another in your life!

Alison said...

Best of luck for an easy labor!

D10 said...

Best wishes!!!!! I am so excited for you and Jerry. Your world is about to change in the best way possible.

Jorden and Kristin said...

contgrats and good luck!! i can't wait to see Norah! I will be praying for protection for you and baby both as you go through the next several hours!!

kristin

RazZDoodle said...

Good luck!!!!! You'll do GREAT!

Crystal said...

Hurray for the big day! We can't wait to meet Norah. I wish you a speedy delivery and a happy, beautiful baby girl. We will have the cell phones poised and ready!!

MCM Mama said...

Good luck! Can't wait to hear all about it and welcome Norah.

Casey said...

Scooter wuvs Mom.

Good luck! Will be thinking of you! Look forward to hearing a full race report! :D

J~Mom said...

Can't wait to hear about it!! :>)

HEATHER said...

GOOD LUCK!! come on out Norah!!!

kelsalynn said...

EEEEEEEEEEKKK!!!!! I can't wait!

that's an awesome picture!

You're in my thoughts and prayers and a fast and easy delivery Jess!

Carly said...

Good Luck!!!! I am so excited for you guys!!! Happy Early Birthday to Norah!

Jrahn said...

Yay!!!!! I'm so excited for you. You're going to be awesome.

Ted said...

I wish you and J the very best. Good Luck !!! This is very exciting!

Erik said...

Good luck Jess!!

I can't wait to see pictures. I know you will do great!!

E

Gina said...

Good luck this evening, I hope everything goes well! And happy early birthday Baby Norah!

EricaH said...

how exciting. :)

Laurel said...

Wow. I just read this post and looked up at my clock and it was 6pm on the dot! You're checking in right NOW!!!! I'm so excited for you!!

Good luck Jess and Jer! Can't wait to see her and read your "race report".

Jess said...

OHhh it's over 6 so you're probably checked into the hospital by now! Good luck Jess! Wishing you guys all the best as you get ready to welcome Norah!!!

sRod said...

I've done a terrible job keeping up with you this week. It's 6:22 right now, so you're already in the hospital.

So excited for you!! Good luck! Can't wait to see pictures!

Wes said...

Blessings on you and your family, Jess...

lindsay said...

too cute of a pic.

good luck!! happy early birthday to norah!

AnthonyP said...

How cool...best of luck to all 3 of you !

cinemarie said...

So exciting!!!! Good luck!! Wheeeeee!!! :)

teacherwoman said...

Yay! Can't wait to see little Norah when she arrives! :)

Neese said...

yay!! best wishes to all!

Aka Alice said...

Can't wait. Can't wait. Can't wait. (oh wait...that's your line!).

I think Scooter knows..

Nikki said...

Congratulations Jess - I'll be thinking of you tonight and tomorrow. Hope all goes well as Norah joins the family - looking forward to your next post!

Firefly's Running said...

Good luck, Jess! The time will go fast!

Nobel4Lit said...

Welcome, Norah!

Marlene said...

Thinking of you and hoping all goes (went) well! Can't wait to hear from you!

blaine said...

Congratulations on everything.

AddictedToEndorphins said...

can't wait to hear about it!
thinking of you on this exciting day:)

Mel said...

Looking forward to the update! Best wishes on a speedy, easy, and safe delivery.

Heather said...

I'll be thinking of you - hope everything goes well. Looking forward to seeing pictures of your new baby girl!

Viper said...

All the best! Congrats!

JojaJogger said...

No, I'm not going to tell you how many times I've checked to see if Norah is here yet.