1. Take long walks. It may or may not help labor progress, but it keeps you from climbing the walls.

2. Clean the house. Again. See above.

3. Bake.

4. Read a book. Unless it's Waiting for Godot. Or Swimmer in the Secret Sea. Skip those at a time like this.

5. Check the go-to-hospital bag again to make sure you didn't forget anything.

** 5. Check the

** 5. Check the go-to-hospital bag again to make sure you didn't forget anything.**

And then check it again. Make sure hubby CHARGED the camera/video camera that's IN the hospital bag.

Ha! Right. I'm trying to keep

Ha! Right. I'm trying to keep both iPad and Sony Reader charged, too.

And enjoy the relative

And enjoy the relative calm.

Good luck!

What is this calm you speak

What is this calm you speak of?

For some reason, I'm

For some reason, I'm imagining the baby, floating around in there thinking,
"Things To Do While Waiting For Mom To Get On With It"...

Count fingers. Again.
Count Toes. Again.
Suck thumb. Again.
Check parts again. Yup. I'm a girl.
Feeling cramped. A good couple of kicks might...yup. That's better.

Ha! Thanks, Raine, you made

Ha! Thanks, Raine, you made me laugh.

Waiting for Godot seems to be

Waiting for Godot seems to be the theme, though. I haven't been able to shake visions of the play for months now. I even almost sent out Godot themed baby shower announcements, but my sister saved me. (I'll e-mail you the 'almost' announcement :) 

VLADIMIR
He didn't say for sure he'd come.

ESTRAGON
And if he doesn't come?

VLADIMIR
We'll come back tomorrow.

ESTRAGON
And then the day after tomorrow.

VLADIMIR
Possibly.

ESTRAGON
And so on.

VLADIMIR
The point is—

ESTRAGON
Until he comes. (111-118)

LOL Gemma, you shoulda done

LOL Gemma, you shoulda done it! With the boots. You have to try on the boots that don't fit because, well, what does at this point?

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