When it comes to things like "dilation" and "effacement," my doctor decided yesterday that I'm just not ready to have this baby. As I said, I'm very disappointed because we had made plans assuming this baby would be born today. My biggest disappointment comes from the fact that today is my father's birthday. Since this child is likely to be his last grandchild, I thought it would be special for her to be born on his birthday. Oh, well. I guess it's not to be.
When my doctor told me that I wasn't ready, he was disappointed, too. And he was very apologetic, but I pointed out that I was not arguing with him, not trying to persuade him to go ahead and try. If I'm not ready, then I don't want to try to force the issue. I certainly don't want to end up with a C-section just because I was impatient. Mostly, I'm taking comfort knowing that God is in control. He knows what is best for me and for this baby, and He will work things out for our best.
Since I'm not having this baby today, I'm left with a little bit of a quandary. I mean, I've basically gotten everything ready because I thought this baby would be arriving today. However, I'm left with another whole week with nothing to do. Actually, I've come up with a few ideas:
- bake Chocolate Minty Melts. I've been waiting for the Mint Truffle Kisses to come out for Christmas just so I can make a batch of these cookies.
- bake another batch of "Our Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies" for John because he loves them. (Who am I kidding? I like them, too!)
- watch Christmas movies with my children to get into the mood.
- finish the Christmas shopping.
- crochet snowflakes as ornaments for our Christmas tree.
Do you have any other suggestions? If I get really ambitious, I might even make some Vanilla Wafers. Can you ever have too many cookies in your freezer? I didn't think so!