Saturday, July 26, 2008

patience is a virtue

The thing about false alarms when you're getting ready to have a baby is that once you have one, you're ready for the real thing. At least, I am. On Thursday night we went to the hospital for what seemed like it could be the real deal. If I had listened a bit more to Christina, our fantastic Doula, perhaps I would have stayed home, which is were we returned by 12:30am. The good news is that we now know how to find Labor & Delivery at Lankenau after hours, and learned first hand that the nurses are great (and got to see some super cute newborns while walking the halls of the antepartum area), and we have time to finish our redo of the living room.
So now it is a waiting game - any day now, or in three weeks. In the mean time, Scott is busy finishing up the paint job downstairs, which looks fantastic (thank you Beth!), and I'm trying to make some curtains for his office and our guest room. The first set for the office is done and up in his workspace. Scott describes the fabric as 70s French Haute Couture Home Dec. The second and third sets require a bit of finesse in terms of lining up patterns, and are thus still in progress. One thing that I'm sure I'll finish is the quit top of the Trip Around The World quilt - only 3 more strips to sew together! Unless, of course, the baby decides this afternoon is a good time to come into the world...

1 comment:

Jacquelynne said...

Yes, I remember how hard it is to wait! But it is good practice, because once Baby comes along, your time is no longer your own... Enjoy this time, Baby will be here before you know it.
PS One of my best friends is a nurse and worked at Lankenau many many years ago...