Tuesday, June 13, 2006

another update for Tracy, et al.

Okay, y'all: today is the official 42-week mark. Last Friday we had two tests to see how the kid was doing in there, and she showed great promise as a future academic, passing both tests with perfect scores. Ah, indeed she is the daughter of two over-achieving perfectionists. However, it makes even the midwives nervous to have someone go over the 42-week mark. And so, tomorrow morning (unless Clare finally gets done teasing and makes her move tonight) at 6:00 a.m. we will head to the hospital and check in for an amniotomy--which just means that they will break the bag of waters. This should be enough to nudge us over the edge into active labor.

Haven't checked lately but it seems to me that no one ever chose June 14...so maybe Clare has waited us all out just to show she's her own person, thank you very much, and refuses to be objectified as a betting object and exploited for personal gain...

9 comments:

scott said...

I chose June 14th. Go check.

JTB said...

You did not! You said June 21...I checked.

TKP said...

I'm already immensely fond of independent Clare.

Andrea Sue said...

Wishing you all the best... looking forward to meeting Clare.
Sue Young

Jamie said...

best wishes to you all.

i've been thinking about your battlestar galactica comments, and when things settle down from the new arrival, i'll send you a message about post-human sci-fi stuff.

hermit greg said...

i did in fact think of you, jtb, when I saw this turtle. Best wishes to you, to Clare, to Brent, and all.

TKP said...

Baby Clare is here!!! Jen, pictures are a must! I can't wait to see this 9 lb 3 oz wonder!!

R-Liz said...

Where are those cool Lutheran neighbors who're supposed to have a birth announcement???

pat said...

This is Nana (Jen's mom). Check out my blog for some wonderful pictures. The happy family is coming home today (Friday, 6/16) so there will be a plethora of pictures soon.