Baby’s First Christmas

Looks like it won’t be until 2011

And she’s going to be way too big for this by then. (I KNEW I was jinxing myself letting my mom buy this on Tuesday!)

But you know what? I’m okay with that. Actually, I’m happy she’s waiting. Today was absolutely, 110% amazing. It was all about Kendall and he had so. much. fun. It’s the first Christmas he really *got* it, and it was a delight to witness his joy. We have been so incredibly fortunate this year, and I just had to sit back and take it all in more than once. There’s no way I could count all my blessings on all my fingers and toes… maybe if I began to count out strands of hair… maybe.

So I can wait. She knows when she wants to come, and I can be patient. I have just enough patience to get me through to the 31st.

But people, let me tell you, if she is not here by then… things are going to get serious. You may find my husband with his arm up my birth canal at 11:58 pm on New Years Eve just for the tax deduction.

That would make her, like, a week late, though. And I’m already (as of Tuesday) at least 4 cm dilated and 80% effaced. I keep having contractions off and on, lots of cramping, the mucous plug has made many appearances. I mean, it’s just not possible she’ll still be hanging in there a week from now, right???? WHAT IF SHE’S STUCK… OR TANGLED… OR HAS A FOOT CAUGHT IN AN OVARY??

::deep breath::

Excuse me. I need to return to my zen state of patience and acceptance.

Anyway, I hope your holiday was a super duper happy one, so happy you just want to lick a big ol’ lollipop.

The kid asked Santa for nothing more than candy. I had to come through big.

Kendall is 2 years, 7 months and I’m 40 weeks and 1 day pregnant