And I'm actually hoping I'll make it all the way to induction on Friday now. Up until now, I decided I could care less about the 8/8/08 birthday and would rather just GET THIS BABY OUT! You'd think I would have learned more patience having done this a half dozen times before now, but nope, I think I'm less patient. But now that I've only got three days, it would be quite ironic to go into labor now and have this baby miss out on the bragging rights of a cool birthday.
The only problem I've got is that I have nothing scheduled for the kids to do this week, and I hate just sitting around home waiting for a baby to come. Because anything can happen, I don't dare venture too far from home, but we did go see Prince Caspian at the dollar theater yesterday (long on action, short on plot and character development), and we'll go swimming at the pool this afternoon. We also got a trailer-load full of mulch on Saturday, and with a bit of help from the kids, we got it all spread yesterday and today. I think I'd have enough energy to spread another trailer load, but the scouts are going to borrow the trailer this weekend and who knows if I could get it emptied again in time.
Here's some pictures from the last month:
Here's my backpackers in the front yard, all packed and ready to go. Eliza saw them posing for a picture and had to join them.
We had swimming lessons the last two weeks, finishing up last Thursday. I love that all but Eliza could be in class at the same time, while I watch from the sidelines. My good friend Rachel had her kids signed up at the same time, so there was always someone to talk to while the kids swam.