Three days and counting…

Week 38, Day 1

After Friday’s dry run at the hospital, we had a relatively quiet weekend, enlivened by a lovely Super Bowl Sunday shower given for us by one of Michael’s colleagues. (No football theme, just a brunch with the promise of getting folks out and home in time for some good pre-game coverage.) Many sweet and lovely people came and gave us wonderful books and adorable clothes and a full afternoon of friendship to bask in. (Facebook friends, there’s a photo album up.)

After the shower: Michael came home a little early to keep laying floor, but when I got home, he acquiesced to my request for one more photo.

When we got home from the shower, Michael’s parents had arrived from Longview to help us get through this week and to take care of our menagerie while we’re in the hospital at the end of the week, and they’ve spent the day today cleaning and caulking and helping Michael finish the laundry room. Which will actually get finished tomorrow, allowing us to move the washer and dryer back in there and out of the breakfast nook, then to start doing laundry (more cloth diapers!) while we also move our big full-of-food freezer in there from the garage and keep pushing to get cabinets done so more things can get put where they belong instead of all over the living room floor.

This morning, we had our final pre-natal checkup with the marvelous Dr. Oliver, who checked everything out one last time and said that while things are moving along, she felt like we were going to make it to Friday. So on Thursday night, I’m supposed to eat supper (nothing too violently spicy or rich) and head on to Seton Medical Center Austin for a 7 p.m. check-in, and things will really start moving along. Barring any earlier surprises, we expect to have some news of Little Dude’s arrival sometime on Friday or early Saturday.

(And yes, I checked, the maternity floor has wi-fi, so there will be updates while we’re there.)

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