Well, here's the deal!
I had an absolutely, marvelously, stupendously, fantabulous post for today but............. the natural rhythm of the day did not allow for the necessary writing and editing time required. So, I've put that post on hold.
"So, why are you wasting my time with this post?" you may be asking.
Because, Joy has started having really serious Braxton-Hicks contractions.
I'm sure you ladies will recognize that term. You know, the "practice" contractions that turn your already overcrowded tummy into a rock-hard bag of cement!
The contractions that don't hurt badly enough to send you to the hospital but are intense enough to force you to stand still. The ones that cause first-time moms to think, "Whoa, Baby!! This isn't the real thing?!!"
She was at five minutes apart for a while last night and I started looking at my calendar to see what would need to be canceled today. It was scarey and exciting all at the same time!
I never had a clue what all my mom was going through with my three deliveries. She lived five hundred miles away and knew that I had no intentions of going home from the hospital without her there to take care of me while I took care of the baby! Her suitcase stayed packed from the seventh month on. Smile.
Although I'm "right around the corner", there is another grandmother just as excited and anxious as me - in NEW YORK!! Linda (John's mom) plans to join us just as soon as the delivery kicks into high gear. (I sound like we're getting ready for the Daytona 500 or something! Smile.)
Don't you worry for one moment, dear readers. My computer is one of the items planned for my own "hospital waiting room bag". And I already have permission to alert all willing and able prayer partners when the real contractions begin.
Keep checking. We may need your participation at any time now!