Three Dog Night – Mama told me not to come
Last nite was a false alarm for the Mama-to-be…!
Keeping with the Mama theme…
Loggins & Messina – Your Mamma Don’t Dance
What’s on your mind tonite…!
CT, the little bugger will show when ma nature determines the time to be right. Not a moment sooner.
Hey, CT. All okay.
Not a moment sooner.
No doubt, Tuez…! Aloha, how’s floridaze doing…? ;-)
evening, firegods — everything OK in paradise, CT?
Floreeda is waiting til morning when the trajectory of Irene will be known, although, it looks like we will get spared the worst of her.
aloha tut — how’s paradise tonight? false alarms are part of the getting ready — how’s the little mama doing tonight?
Aloha, Dearie…! I’ll be a busy beaver up top tomorrow nite and Wednesday nite…! Hoping she will hold onto til Saturday, my Bday and the initial due date…! However, last nite’s foray to the ER has produced some concern today from her OB/Gyn and, he might induce her earlier…!
I’ve yet to meet a woman who wasn’t screaming to be induced by the middle of month 8.
On edit: if not sooner.
Hadn’t known about the ER. My experience is that babies come when they darned well feel like it! Hope it all plays out to your expectations. It’ll be great anyway. My own experience is that first babies come a bit later than expected.
Aloha, Suz…! She’s chipper and all…! She want’s it over and done with already, but, truly soldiers on…! ;-)
How’s your Inlet tonite…! Had a ton of Sunshine earlier with a great evening shower to drop the temps to comfortable levels…! ;-)
My experience was different. Mine were all ‘natural’ but in hospital…which required a lot of schmoozing so the hospital didn’t screw it up. 1970s was an interesting time. Some real supportive doctors and some schmucks who were offended that women kind of got in their way. I had three kids in three states. California and Illinois were great….Ohio was the pits.
Never been to Spain…!
tut – tis currently windy and drizzly like an early fall storm today. had a real warm but strong wind today and there are red flag warnings in the columbia basins. wind has sorta died back some so the ‘worst’ of it may be behind us
I have to admit, kids were never in the cards for me and even when I considered it, in my early to mid 30s, I suspected it wasn’t going to happen and it didn’t.
This is just what I heard from friends.
It’s okay. Some women really do just want to be done with it; some women really want to experience every moment of it. We all walk our own path. One of my daughters had a baby at home in a water birth …. I was all about ‘natural’ but that scared me! Other daughter had to have emergency c-section with twin boys. All the grands are adorable and fine…..it all works out. And for some people it doesn’t. I know how to be grateful.
Interestingly, tuez, My eldest has already told me and the Better Half that, if she were to ‘have’ children, she’d adopt ‘em…! Luckily the Middle’un is providing ‘em…! ;-)
And, CT, the main deal: be good to your daughter and truly, truly helpful in those early days. Havin’ the younguns is really hard work and the feeding and diapering and the lack of sleep and such….hard stuff! I lived with my daughter and her husband who had the twins for almost four months after the boys were born. We were all totally exhausted all the time….but we bonded in an amazing way. I’m just glad that I was unemployed at that time and could just tuck in and do night feedings and such. Hard. But worth every moment. One of my fondest memories in a long life.
That’s what I thought until I hit 44 yrs old. Time flies and I’ve treasured this experience. She’ll be 16 in a year, I just checked out auto insurance rates and spread-sheeted expenses to have a second vehicle.
Already into your tomorrow from WI.
Good morning everyone.
Plus, CT, if you miss the actual birth, that’s okay. You want to be a star? Ask little mama if you can do a night feeding so she can sleep. Oh, yeah. You’ll be the grand-man!
You have to be a guy. Women fade earlier.
Just as I’m doing now.
Suz, don’t know if you are still around. Is there anything better than being the grandparental unit who gives the babygirl a break?! My daughters were feisty teens, but they did love that their mama helped them out by giving them a bit of sleep and comfort when their baby needed some loving care.
*heh* I already know I’ve been drafted to the Midnight Brigade…! His cradle is only a few feet away from my bed…! ;-)
Yes and I think you are a whole time zone east of WI. I was up very early yesterday morning, had a nap after supper and clean up. We are enjoying daily harvests of some very nice sweet corn.
I am finishing a bit of work. I think the teen has turned off her phone for the night. I have family with close ties to people in the Bahamas. Watching that weather myself.
Oh, lucky you! Magic coming your way. But, really, don’t be poking him all the time to see if he’s still breathing. Just tires the baby out. Just put him on his back (so contrary to what we were told in the 1970s) and let the darling sleep.
We are enjoying daily harvests of some very nice sweet corn.
Mmm… I’m mighty jealous, nq…! ;-)
CT, I had exclusive night duty when mine was born for two years. Took to it without a complaint (from me or my child).
Braxton Hicks strikes again …
Curious….do you have a deep bond with that child to this day? I know that I have a special bond with my grandbaby twins from the nights I spent with them. I was also a nursing mom, so I had a deep nightly bond with my kids. I admire dads who spend special time with their kids….particularly when they are infants.
Tis the season. My second planting of green beans is showing the first flowers, the yellow wax beans are just forming. I plant small batches in succession to try to not be overwhelmed with any one veggie.
Aloha, Petro…! Apparently so…! However, like I noted earlier, the OB/Gyn might induce her earlier because of the intensity of the labor pains…!
Absolutely, I got an instant two yr old in the marriage and a year after my girl. Always put her on her back, she’d pull the blanket up to her eyeballs and slept most nights after a rocking and a feeding a fresh change and a song from dad.
Btw, Ya’ll, that Loggins and Messina tune is very apt…! The momma-to-be will trip over a mere pebble in a field, and, the Poppa only likes hip-hop…! Go figure…! ;-)
It’s very close to term, anyways … getting it out sooner means an “easier birth” than one week later.
Isn’t it great! Sometimes I get all cranky about our political malaise, but when I think of my kids and grandkids, I know that I have to keep working for better. I find life to be an amazing adventure. I find my experiences with my children and grandchildren to be really life enhancing. I want to keep doing whatever I can so that their lives will be better.
Sorry, CT, if I got all grandmommylicious and took your thread into the weeds.
She was a ‘breached’ baby herself, and has always had hip issues, so we’re concerned about that…! Btw, he is a Danny Boy, tho…! ;-)
Well shoot, I brung Champagne, thinking we’d be popping it tonight, buddy.
I guess I’ll keep it on ice … g’nite all !
If I wasn’t dial-up I was going to look up the year for those tunes. Some serious time lapses for me, early to mid seventies.
CT, Dearie if you are still here, thanks for the bit of digital chat, the sleepy tea is doing its job. I am saying a fond good night, best wishes for the family and the anticipated new arrival CT. You mentioned B-days and wasn’t NDFG the same as yours on Saturday?
‘Nite, non…..pleasant dreams.
You mentioned B-days and wasn’t NDFG the same as yours on Saturday?
You betcha…! We’re Astral twins and all…! Pleasant dreams as the chamomile takes over, nq…! *g*
Pleasant dreams, Petro…! *g*
RIP, Jack Layton…! *g*
One is the loneliest number…!
The Show Must Go On…
Well, I shall bid ya’ll a fond adieu for the evening…! I hope to say ‘hi’ over the next two nite’s, from atop Mauna Kea…! ;-)
Aloha Oe…! *g*
night CT – hope all goes well for you and your family tomorrow
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