It's on! Almost!
It is 4:45 p.m and Ish and I are home from the doctor again, after loading up the car again, thinking we might go to the hospital and not come home empty-handed again.
But we were wrong. Again.
Yet...could it be? Tomorrow will be lucky trip #5?
The doctor we met with this afternoon basically said it's time to induce. Hooray! News of SOME SORT!
However, the hospital's birthing center is -- awesomely -- tiny and busy right now, so she said we should call them tomorrow morning to schedule a time to go in. Boo! News that basically equals MORE WAITING!
But still, we have motion. We will call, we will find out what time to go in, they will do some more tests, and then in all likelihood: begin the process.
So instead of yammering on about how completely weirded out I am mentally and emotionally (because I'm both totally feeling under-prepared to have a kid and also TOTALLY READY RIGHT NOW I'M SO OVER THIS OMG), I thought hey! Let's have a contest!
I mean, Ish and I have been thinking about doing one, and seriously -- now seems as good and fair a time to take bets on when she'll be born as any. Your guess is as good as ours.
The first person who comes closest to her actual birth date and time will get a lovely boozy prize of some sort. Napa Valley wine? One of my favorite sparklings? I'll discuss with the winner. Note: Everyone, including my close friends and relatives, is welcome to join in the guessing. Let's say that you can guess until 5 p.m. Pacific time tomorrow.
I will also give a prize to the first person who correctly guesses her first name, since I'm amazed to report that she finally has one.
Note: my sisters and the handful of people who may have accidentally heard and/or finagled the "short list" out of us are not eligible to win. Duh. This guessing will stay open until she arrives.
I'm also thinking this will probably be my last post for a while, unless something weird happens and we are not able to begin the whole process tomorrow. Otherwise, I'll just plan to fill up your Twitter and FB feeds with waaaaaaaaay TMI. So that'll be fun for us both.
Here we (hopefully) go!
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Update: If you're really invested in this (which is sweet but totally not expected) here is my post about what kinds of names we're considering. I think the name we've chosen fits most of these guidelines. But I also realize there are still like, a billion to choose from and so I'm not really being helpful at all. Sorry!