My sweet baby holds a doll and rocks it back and forth and up and down exactly as I rock her, holding it in the same position as if it’s being nursed.
She then drops the doll with a thunk and goes and picks up the cat by the neck. There is a limit, I suppose, to the similarities.
People have been calling to ask me if I have had the baby. My sister called to check. Why is it she thinks I wouldn’t tell her? You have to call me when you are in labor she said. Duh. I will. And mom too. And his family. And our friends. We will tell. Come on, how else are we going to get free food?
The other thing people have been asking like it is a hilarious joke is whether she will be born on Labor Day. Can’t say. Don’t know. I’m not being induced on a certain day or having a scheduled C-Section. Barring some rare complication, I’m having my baby at home with midwives. No need to pretend it’s a medical catastrophe to have a baby or to have her according to some doctor’s schedule. She’ll come when she does. Symptoms point to an imminent arrival, but considering I am at 39 weeks, this should not be a surprise. Maybe the next time I post anything it will be to announce her arrival. Or maybe not. We’ll see.