Thursday, April 8, 2010

Has "It" Arrived Yet?


Mom, just about ready for pregnancy to be over

A week ago Mom was having contractions and felt that delivery was imminent; we had notified friends and family to, "standby" for the expected news. Over the course of a day or two we did a mad rush to ready ourselves and the house to welcome the new addition (the essentials... names, car seat, bedding, diapers, outfits, etc).

Seven days later Chickapea is still nestled snugly inside of Mom, sitting very low (so low, in fact, that s/he gets in the way of Mom's thighs when she walks up the stairs) over a cervix that is over 2 cm dilated. Now friends and family are pinging us, wondering what is causing the delay. Last week they had put forward guesses on which day Chickapea would arrive; now every single one of those days have passed.

Mom's surmised delivery date has passed too, and she's ruing the increasing discomfort. The last few months of pregnancy are anything but glamorous for expecting mothers; that said, I'm quite proud of how well Mom has carried herself, and Chickapea, through a much tougher pregnancy than Ronan's.

So, any new bets? The official due date is April 10th- you can see for yourself what kind of shape Mom is in at the moment.

10 comments:

MumCeo said...

Hi Guys,
Just figured I'd check in to see if there was any news on Chickpea's arrival...who knows as I type this maybe you're on your way to the hospital!?! =) Rach you look wonderful..I know just how tough it can be at this point (and earlier) when you have a lil one to tend to! Will check back soon. Love and hugs to all! The CT Gang

Erik said...

MumCeo- no guess on the date?

Uncle J sez, "April 10th, and it will be a boy".

Melissa said...

Geessssh...I cannot imagine how uncomfortable that must be for Rach! Here's to a swift arrival of Chickpea.

MumCeo said...

Okay Erik the 12th but later on in the evening so maybe into the 13th. =) Sorry Rach!!

Rachel said...

To post my bet will likely skew the guesses so I'll keep my comments addressed to the peanut gallery. MumCeo, very interesting premonition :-)

Erik said...

Thanks Auntie M... any guess on arrival date & gender?

Holly said...

Remember Lexi declared (prophesied??) that Rachel will have a girl and she will be called Eleanor. I'll ask her for a date projection tomorrow! Hang in there Rachel - you can do it! xoxo

Melissa said...

I am going to go with the 13th at 5:44 p.m.

Allison said...

Oh Drew thinks s/he will be born on the 16th. I know not on Ronans Birthday, but hey that was his guess.

Erik said...

So it's the 13th @ 10am... viable guesses are:
- Mel: today @ 5:44 p.m. (I'm not sure what you win if you predict it accurately with that level of precision, but whatever the prize is, it had better be outstanding)
- Bhav: tomorrow (anytime)... it's his birthday so of course he'd pick that
- Drew: Friday the 16th... I'm not sure how Ronan would feel about that!