Still no update of any substance. So I bring you this picture, snapped by a friend of ours recently. This was taken up at the office where they are doing some construction work. And yes, he is taking a sledgehammer to the ledge he is standing on. There’s really nothing else that needs to be said about that… except perhaps: why!?? (If you’ve spent much time in China, sites like this won’t surprise you too much.)
In baby news (since I know that’s what everyone actually wants)… had another appointment today. Baby is perfectly fine by all counts. Just one laid-back babe. But if he/she doesn’t get moving on their own terms in the next two days, he/she will officially be handed an eviction notice Thursday morning. I’m scheduled to go in at 8am Thursday morning for a hit of contraction juice (i.e. pitocin) to hopefully kick things into high gear.
It isn’t my first choice. I’d rather this kiddo get things moving on their own… but our doctor assures me that I’m a good candidate for this. My body is showing lots of other signs of being ready to labor — including lots and lots of contractions — but they just aren’t regular. So she thinks in my case it’d probably serve as a trigger and not necessarily send us down a road with a lot of other interventions.
I just need to sit back and relax. Maybe nature will still take over. But if not, pitocin isn’t the end of the world. And it is nice to have an “end date” in my mind. Keep praying for us! We’re going to need it these next few days!
(And yes, we will post something on here or on facebook as soon as we can! They do have wireless at the hospital, so we should be able to inform you relatively quickly when we have news to share.)