Okay, so you would think that after 3 kids that I would not make a silly mistake of thinking I am in labor when I am not. Well, I suppose I was on Saturday...I had contractions ALL day long. Finally there was a 3 hour stretch where they were very consistent...not hard...not getting stronger...just consistent. Since Mom and Dad had Church the next morning, I wanted to be safe...so we went and checked it out. My contractions were good and long --but not doing anything for my cervix...Pretty much what I thought, but just needed that reassurance. Also, I had never experienced back labor...OUCH. I am trying some different stretching exercises to get Eli to turn himself the right way. Time will tell I suppose.
I was very excited on Saturday to go get our first family picture EVER! While I was at the Docs office they had a photo done where everyone was in black and white except for one of the girls that was pregnant..she was in color and everyone was looking at her belly...I fell in love, so my husband...being the fine guy that he is got us an appt at the same place and quickly. The photographer was FABULOUS. He took a number of different shots and we were done with that in 10 min....can you believe it...and they look GREAT! We are purchasing two pictures. One is a family shot...very beautiful in black and white. Then the other is black and white except for me, and the girls are touching my belly and the boys are looking over my shoulder smiling...it is so sweet. After Elijah is born we will have one taken where he is the only one in color and everyone else is in black and white...I am very excited about it...I hope when we get them back you will all be able to come and see them...it sort of marks a milestone in my life...you know pregnancy and motherhood. :)
Alright, Sabbath we did not make it to church because I was having contractions that were more painful and more consistent...we thought it wise to stay close to Mon and Dad. They managed to fizzle out, and make me irritated...I was really ready to go to the hospital and meet this little fella. I guess it was a good thing though. Cory tried to get his plans in order for the sub that will take over for him for a week, and realized he had left ALL of his material at school...YIKES! God knows what he is doing, and I just have to be thankful that he is in charge and not me...But...I suppose that praying that it will happen VERY soon is not forbidden!!
One last thing. This might be a shock...but I keep thinking that Elijahs name is wrong. Cory picked it out, and it is not that I don't like it...I just like Gideon better. Hmmm. I really don't feel like I can change it at this point...I mean for the childrens sake...even little Gaylie talks to "Eli". I just love the sound of "Isaac, Esther, Gayle and Gideon"...it has a certain ring to it. Just a thought. Hope you all have a fabulous day!!!