Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thursday Thinking – A Report


I’m packing my suitcase first thing tomorrow morning.  Ray and Cali’s baby has to come eventually doesn’t it?  It’s officially due tomorrow.  The doctor thought it would be here a week or more ago.  Ty is still voting for Saturday at 6:43 a.m., his birthday.  Ray would like it to come on Sunday.  My guess has already come and gone so it doesn’t matter. 

Ray calls each night with a weather report (now that I think about it, maybe he’s calling it a “whether” report).  It goes something like this:  “A bit cloudy but no chance of storm tonight.  Maybe we’ll see some thunder and lightning tomorrow.  I’ll call tomorrow with another update.”  It’s pretty funny.

Cali wrote an e-mail to my sister asking how in the world she was going to make it through childbirth.  My sister Rachel, wrote back, “I hate to be the Debbie Downer here, but ALL movies romanticize childbirth... none of them do the pain justice.  The good news is, that none of them do the high afterward justice either.  And it way beats the pain.  It's an awe inspiring moment.  Forget the baby – you feel like you've truly 'walked through the valley of death' and TRIUMPHED!  It's a rush, I tell you.  And the pain part?  Well, nobody's tough enough to willingly do it, so there is no way to fail.  It forces you (and everybody else) to carry forward, so there is no way to tell the coward from the bravest.  ...and that's very comforting to me, because I'm still not sure where I'd fall.  I love you.  You'll do great. And even if you don't, nobody will know -not even yourself, because it will happen anyway.   Love,   Aunt Rachel   

So pretty much that is what I’ve been thinking about today.  That and forts.  I’ll tell you all about my very cool fort in the morning with another whether report.

9 comments:

Jill said...

This is so exciting! Rachel summed it up beautifully. I can't wait for the news and pictures!

Cali said...

Ray just informed Michelle and I that our next move is castor oil. If that doesn't work then on to fish oil. If that doesn't work either then we have no choice but to try motor oil. It could be a long day tommorow

Him telling Michelle and I what kind of oils I'll be ingesting tomorrow kind of surprised me, because last I knew he was still telling me to keep my legs crossed... that he's not ready for it to come.

melanie said...

Cali, WAIT! My cousin has a 'recipe' for a peanut butter castor oil milk shake that seriously puts everyone into labor. Without the yucky side effects (supposedly). I really didn't believe her until it's been proven 4 times with people that I know. I can get it and pass it on....

Rachel's email had me all teary eyed. There is nothing that can accurately describe the pain OR the high. So very excited for the event to finally happen!

Whether report. Very funny.

Deidra said...

We have a nephew that was supposed to arrive on Friday, then rescheduled for Monday, then the doctor decided a C-section wasn't necessary and our sister-in-law could wait it out. And this morning we got a call saying a c-section was needed and he'd be arriving today. The suspense of waiting is tortuous-- and I'm not even the pregnant one!

My thoughts are that that baby will come when it's good and ready. No need to suffer through castor oil. Blegh! Good luck, Cali! And I'm of the opinion childbirth isn't as bad as everyone has you convinced. But it isn't easy or fun either. No matter how it happens, you get a baby. Rachel's right, that's more than worth it!

Cassidy said...

Good luck Cali!!!! You'll do fine, and Aunt Rachel is right about the rush afterwards!! I'm so excited for you guys.

Derek-Jenny-Kaitlynd-Ethan-Dylan said...

Bless your heart, Cali. Delivery is something that you should try to not to think about!!!
At least that is how I made it through the last week of pregnancy!

Ryan and Haley Krumblis said...

I texted Cali last night, my prediction came and went too. I said last Wednesday, the 22nd. I then went into it being halved equals 11, no go. I told Cali it feels like Christmas that is a week away, the days just seem to DRAAAAAGGGGGG on!!! I can't wait.

Anonymous said...

I watch every day. Waiting for the news. Has Cali threatened you not to take the camera into the delivery room? She should..... good luck, Grandma, I say.
Love, Lynn

michelle said...

I love the way Rachel described it. I remember well the feeling of wanting to give up but that not being an option. And I will never forget the feeling I had after my first baby was born. All the mothers in the world have done THAT??! WOW. Women are amazing!!