Why oh why don't my babies come out! Today is the actual due date, so I know I shouldn't be feeling so frustrated yet, but come on...this is my third kid. Would it be such a big deal for the baby to come out a little early?! I think I have the gestation of an elephant. I have to confess, I have tried everything. Long walks, spicy food, evening primrose oil, accupressure, acupuncture, even castor oil (which interestingly didn't even make me a little bit sick). Last night I had about six hours of good regular contractions then nothing. I am going crazy! If anyone has any good suggestions...clue me in.
We spent the day yesterday working in the yard. The kids had so much fun playing outside. I love this tree in our yard. Unfortunately, so do Grace and David. Which is all well and good except for when they are in the tree, I have to stand there and can't do anything else.
Here is Gracie with her worm buddy for the day. She found the worm and was instantly attached. After we talked about the worm being a living creature and her needing to be gentle, she decided the worm was her baby and carried it all around. Unfortunately the worm was over-loved and eventually broke in half. I waited for the tears, but instead she just informed me that she needed a new one. Good thing we started with worms, rather than a puppy. When I put her to bed she told me philosophically, "Sometimes big worms break, mommy." Yes Grace, sometimes they do. The funniest was David's reaction. Where is the video camera when you need it? Grace would hold up the worm and David would let out the highest pitched scream I have ever heard. He would run away and Grace would chase him saying, "He doesn't have teeth Davie, he won't bite you." Somehow I pictured this scenario going down a little differently. Good to know my kids aren't entirely stereotypical.