9/23/09

waiting for the baby

Well, it looks like we're coming up on the big event. My sister Lily is headed to the hospital with her husband and our mama, and words like "induce" and "ripened cervix" are getting thrown around. (How do they ripen a cervix? Put it in a paper bag with a banana?)

I've had so many text messages this afternoon from sisters and close friends that my cell phone ran out of charge. I keep saying, no, it'll be hours and hours before anything happens, but after waiting months and months that doesn't seem like such a long time.

Lily's a hell of a woman, pink velvet around an iron will. I don't know if she's looking at two days of labor or just enough time to call in the troops and push Owen into the world, but either way I know she's got the strength to get through.

A friend just asked if we should bring presents to her in the hospital. I said, "No, she'll have a present - a baby!"

12 comments:

Mwa said...

Oh, best wishes to all of you. The internet will be thinking of Lily and Owen.

Kori said...

Aha, I am so thrilled!

Dragon said...

Exciting!! Best wishes to everyone!

Petit fleur said...

A banana... funny image!

The suspense can be overwhelming! I am trying to focus positive action energy in their direction.

Hang in there ya'll.
xoxo pf

Ms. Moon said...

Hmmmm. Maybe I'll tell Lily to try that banana thing tonight. Skip the chemicals.

downtown guy said...

May and I got a chuckle out of that one. We came up with it on the phone this afternoon.

Thanks, y'all! We all appreciate all the good thoughts!

Magnum said...

ah yes, discussions of ripening uterus.
good luck

Lois said...

I hope everything goes well!

juancho said...

I'm really happy for you Uncle Hank.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Thinking of all of you, Uncle Hank.

Love,

SB

downtown guy said...

Thanks, y'all! Still waiting.

jothemama said...

Nonsense! Bring presents!

If it was good enough for Jesus, it's good enough for Owen :)