Monday, July 20, 2009


Okay, so it is still the 20th and I am still not in labor. However, I just had to put this update in here. When I was pregnant with Cody, I went into labor on Friday afternoon. I was in town with Mike doing errands, and we decided not to go home, just in case. We went to Mike's brother's apartment and I went to my sister-in-law's salon where she was working and she cut and colored my hair, while we timed contractions. When we were done, we went and ate at her place (where Mike already was with his brother) and then we went to a late movie: Ice Age 2. Well, let me tell you, I have always considered that movie to have been a waste of my money for three reasons. 1. It was not a very good movie. 2. We sat in the front row and got kinks in our necks the whole time. And 3. I was in labor and in terrible pain through most of the movie. Being that it was my first baby, I had no idea when to go to the hospital. After the movie, we finally went to the hospital at about 12:30 a.m. Well, I won't tell you the entire story. Suffice it to say, they told me that I was not in labor and sent me home. Oh, but they waited until 9:30 a.m. to check me. So, we were there and awake all night, and wouldn't you know it, I WAS in labor. Anyway, Cody came along approximately 24 hours AFTER the movie ended.

Why am I sharing this? Well, because Mike's parents have kindly volunteered to come over this evening and stay with our boys so that we can go and see a movie. Guess what movie we are going to? Ice Age 3. Yep. That's right. So, even though this is ridiculous, in a way I am hoping for a repeat of what happened the last time we saw an Ice Age movie in the theater. I'm not anticipating that the movie will be that good. It is in 3D, so that makes it kind of fun. But, it is all about the experience. We get to get out of the house and do something fun so that I don't have to think about labor anymore. If I go into labor and we miss the movie, or we are distracted because of it, SO WHAT! And, if I don't go into labor, we get a nice distraction from the waiting game, and an actual date. A very rare occurrence for us. Our last date was in March, and that is actually pretty good for us to have another one so soon. I am guessing that once this baby comes, the next date will likely be close to a year away, or maybe more.

So, that's my fun little update for you. Maybe we'll have a similar experience to last time (excluding the over 24 hour labor, hopefully) or maybe not. But it's worth a shot, right?! I will likely be posting in here tomorrow morning about how uneventful our evening was, but I'm taking my hospital bags along just in case. Bye for now.

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