April 04, 2011

They're Calling for Rain Tomorrow

"They" being the meteorologists in the Charlotte area.  In fact, tomorrow is the only day it's supposed to rain this week - well, starting tonight and into tomorrow.  Thunderstorms actually. 

Why do I blog about the weather, you ask?  Well, since you asked.... 

June 18th, 2006                                                      Richland, MI
Forcast: Rain                      Outcome: Rain
Significance: Our Wedding Day

July 24th, 2006                                                      Charlotte, NC
Forcast: Unknown               Outcome: Torrential downpours
Significance: The day we rolled into Charlotte, our new home, with our U-haul in tow

(okay, so I didn't take any pics during the downpour, but this was our apartment) :)

August 19th, 2008                                                  Charlotte, NC
Forcast: Chance of Rain       Outcome: Morning Rain
Significance: The day we moved into our first house

(yea, didn't take any pics during the rainy part of the day, but this is our first house) :)

So what's the big deal?  Well, every major life event we've experienced together, it has rained.  So maybe, just maybe our little man will come during a storm?  Wouldn't that just be the icing on the cake.

(oh, and as I added these pics I remembered.. it rained the day of our photo session, but cleared up in time for the shoot!)

Maybe we'll try some labor-inducing stimulants tonight just for fun... a little spicy food perhaps... some squats.... a walk or two... hmmm... anyone have a trampoline I can use?  JUST kidding (about the trampoline!)    :)
As for the professional opinion (the OB) :  Today was our 38 week checkup and baby boy is measuring nicely, estimated to be 7lbs 5oz.  He's head down and dropped into the 'position'.  I'm still only 1cm dilated and 75% effaced, BUT doctor says the numbers don't matter - I could go into labor at those numbers.  In fact, he said that he doubts I'll make it to my due date.  He said I could go into labor tonight, or in a couple days, it's a waiting game at this point.

After the OB we headed to our weekly chiropractic appointment (I've been getting adjusted throughout the pregnancy and it's amazing how good I feel because of it!)  After telling that doctor the news, he asked if we wanted the 'magic' adjustment.  (There's a couple places on the spine that they stop adjusting once you're pregnant, because it induces labor.  When it's time to have the baby, they adjust those spots again).  We said YES!  We're ready to meet this little boy.  Chiro. told us that on average the patients that get the 'magic' adjustment go into labor 12-48hours afterward.  So... we'll see!

We're excited to meet you little boy - come out and play with us soon!