Saturday, September 29, 2007

One week down... a whole lifetime to go

On Friday, Jackson turned one week old.  Normally I'd over exaggerate and say something like "OMG! How insane of a week!"  Not the case this time.  It has had it's ups and downs but mainly it's been a case of adjustment.  

The week started out with bringing Jack home and chinese food.  Lily was still very nervous about Jack, Casey was starting to feel sick and I was tired.   Now, here we are on Saturday and we had our first family outting.  My dad is in town (and quite video camera happy at the moment) so we went to Alley-Oops diner in Elkhart and went to see some old tractors outside of Elkhart.  Casey's still not feeling that great, but he sucked it up and smiled even when Dad whipped out the video camera and started taping everything... and somewhat annoying us.  And then, he video taped the waitress.  Thankfully, he didn't get me mouthing "I'm sorry!" to the poor waitress who was definitely embarassed.

ANYWHO... Yeah, after lunch we went to see tractors which normally I'd enjoy (I share an interest in watching my dad restore anything old, I think it's cool... he's currently back on a tractor phase.) but I didn't make it out of the car.  Jack woke up and was hungry so he got changed and fed in the backseat of the car.  Ah, the Matrix's first diaper change!  Casey and I sat in the car with Jack while Lily ran around the what I can only describe as a tractor grave yard with my dad.  I actually had fun. 

After that, we headed back home with a pit stop at Sam's Club for some pizzas, lunch meat and we also wanted to get Lily a Notre Dame bean bag chair.  We walked away with pizzas, lunch meat and cheese but no bean bag chair.  After checking a few places, I came to the conclusion I'll have to find one on the 'net. No big deal. 

We came home and Casey played some halo and we're probably going to spend the rest of the night eatting some pizzas.   I'm lucky if I make it past 10PM anymore, so we'll have to see if I make it through more than one movie.  Breakfast will be interesting tomorrow.  Normally, I go to breakfast with dad.  It's kind of a tradition we have, but with Jack that's going to be difficult the next months. 

Must go, Jack is hungry. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Adventure Time

Today, Jack and I left the house for the first time since Monday morning when I took Lily to school (and promptly decided when I got home that I was NOT ready).  My nerves were a bit on the frazzled side, but I did it!
And I am tired!
The first thing we did was head to the pediatrician's office.  Jack had his 5 day check up and he is doing wonderfully.  The doctor said he was beautiful!  Jack has already gotten back to his birth weight, which is good news to me because I was worried that he wasn't eatting enough.  Yesterday, Mickie picked me up some formula so I could supplement because Jack was literally draining me dry!  Thankfully, he's eatting just fine and he's growing and just to put my worries at ease, Dr. Wycoff said that I could bring him in next week to check his weight if I was so nervous about it.  Being the hormonally paranoid Jess that I currently am, I readily agreed to this. 
After visiting the doctor, I was feeling a bit more adventurous and after letting Casey know how the appointment went, I headed to Baby's R Us to pick up a couple of bottles for a breast pump (didn't have any that fit the breast pump Carrie loaned me) and then I was off to Best Buy to pick up Halo 3 for the family.  
You know how some families do a board game night where they play Monopoly or some other relatively fun game?  Well, we do that but we also play Halo.  It started with just me and Casey playing Halo (he got the original one as a birthday present for "me") and then Halo 2 and then Lily decided that she wanted to play as well (she was about 4 or 5 at the time) and so Halo night was started.  Well, not so much Halo night but video game night.  Halo just generally is the game of choice.   We have fun, although at the moment I'm blogging and they're playing.   I'll get to play with Casey when Lily goes to bed. 
When I came home, I was completely pooped and my back was hurting.  I had a couple of hours before I had to pick Lily up from school, so I had some lunch and checked my email.   I am amazed at how tired I am!  I guess I was expecting to be able to bounce back but that is definitely not the case.  I'm going to have to actually take it easy and not do the whole running around thing quite yet, which kinda sucks because there is grocery shopping to be done.  Oh well, I'll drag Casey with me and do it this weekend. 
So yeah, that's been my day.  I'm now going to relax, check for the latest celeb gossip (I'm addicted), feed Jack in about half an hour and just chill.  Maybe even go to bed early... Nope, wait, there's good TV tonight.  Ah, if only I had Tivo.... 

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Fashionably Late

Okay, we've been home since Sunday, but I haven't touched the computer since... oh, I think since Saturday morning when I re-emailed family pictures? It has been an interesting couple of days and we're still far from being normal. I don't think we'll reach normality for a while. But, that's okay...

Now, the details. Jackson Wyatt Stone was born on Friday, September 21, at 6:02AM. That would be 7 hours to the minute after my water broke. Now, we weren't expecting anything to happen until late Friday evening if anything. We went to the hospital on Thursday night to be put on the low dose pitocin after being 12 days past due with my cervix not doing much of anything. We were supposed to stay on the stuff all night and then in the morning they were going to ramp up the dosage to bring on the labor. Jack, however, had other plans. Around 11 o'clock, I decided to try and get some sleep and so I started getting myself comfy. Just as I finally found a comfy position and got the bed setup to where I wanted it, I felt a pop and then a gush. My exact words to Casey: "Oh! That was interesting!"

This would be the part where Casey gets an extreme jolt of adrenaline and starts looking for something to do. I, rather calmly (if I recall correctly), pushed the call button for nurse and within seconds, our nurse Sharlotte, was in the room and helping us to the bathroom to get cleaned up. I decided to get in the jacuzzi and hung out in there for while, during which time the contractions steadily ramped up until I asked for some nubain to take the edge off.

The nubain made me completely loopy. The best way to describe it would be like this: I would try and focus on the clock on the wall, specifically the number 1 and it was like watching a slot machine really really close up. The number just kept spinning in front of my eyes. Casey said that he couldn't get me to focus during the contractions, which I agree with that one, but I was able to get a bit of rest between them. Luckily (and unbeknownst to me), the nubain wore off in about an hour and I labored the rest of the night au natural.

The midwives were AWESOME!!! I can't get over how wonderful the experience was with them. Sharlotte, one of the nurses, stayed with us until her shift was over and she was rubbing my back, pushing down on my back to decrease back labor. She was excellent! Unlike my experience with Lily's birth, I didn't have anyone telling me to push or not to push. If I felt like bearing down, I would bear down. If I felt like pushing, I pushed. The only time I was specifically told to push a little bit or to hold off pushing was when Jack's head was coming out and they had to turn him a bit because he was coming out head first.

Finally, it was time for Jackson to be born. One push and he was completely out! No normal two pushes, one for head one for body. ONE PUSH AND HE WAS OUT!! Out, alert, looking around and Casey picked him up, put him on my chest and I just was enthralled... This little person came out of me! As Casey cut the cord, I just kept looking at Jackson and telling Casey "Look what we did! Look what we did!" I was a blubbering mess of emotions. Happy, elated, relieved that he was okay! Ten fingers and toes and a head full of hair.

I instantly recognized Casey's nose and I think he does look more like Casey than me, although right now it looks like he has my chin. He's definitely a cutie, though. Makes me fear for all the girls who's hearts he will break.

We got to hang out for well over an hour, just by ourselves and around 9AM they came in and weighed Jack. He came out at 7 pounds and 8 ounces. When they measured him later, he was 20 inches long. And his feet!! He's got HUGE FEET!! I am amazed that he didn't do more damage to my lungs when he was inside me with all the kicking!

Four days later we're home and adjusting to life with baby Jack and while I have major mood swings (and will for the next week or so), I couldn't feel more at peace.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The Squeeze

I've been attempting to update on and off all day but every time I've logged on to try and blog I've either gotten V E R Y tired or very distracted. Considering what's going on today, I think I'm allowed to definitely be both distracted and tired. The biggest news is the fact that I'm having contractions. They've been ranging around the 5 minute mark since this just before lunch but there hasn't been much of an increase (I'm getting ready to start timing again in a second here) but then again, I took a very long nap this afternoon, so yeah...

I figured I'd give you guys a chronological update, starting with yesterday's events.

Yesterday Casey and I went to the OB at 10AM. The whole purpose of that visit was because I was officially 10 days past due. The OB wanted to do a BPP or BioPhysical Profile to make sure all was well with me and Jackson. The BPP consists of an ultrasound to not only check the baby's position but also checks the amniotic fluid level and the placenta. We learned that my amniotic fluid level was a bit low, but that it was consistent with me being 10 days overdue. They managed to sneak in a peek of Jack's face, which we discovered he has VERY chubby cheeks. He also looked somewhat perturbed. (Oddly enough, Lily had the same look on her face when she was sleeping last night... it was kind of funny.)

After the ultra sound (which we taped that one too so anyone who wants to see can see), they did the non-stress test, which consists of sitting in a sort of comfy chair (that looked like a recliner but the material felt a bit plastic-y) with a fetal monitor strapped to you. During the non-stress test I had a few contractions, which excited everyone even though to me they were relatively minimal feeling. Then came the non-fun part of the day. The wonderful pelvic exam. The midwife said that my cervix still wasn't as soft as it should be and could be a lot more ripe and was still long, so we made the decision to take a drug called cytotek, which is put into the cervix. It is supposed to cause the cervix to ripen and kind of kick start labor. It certainly did that because we came home (after a second non-stress test) and I started to have random contractions (some of which were doosies!). I decided to attempt to take a nap and ended up falling asleep and taking a 3 hour nap. When I woke up, we timed the contractions I was having and discovered that they were coming about every 7-8 minutes. Casey started getting very nervous and got a bit over zealous with the timing of contractions. It was very cute.

We ended up watching a movie and then going to bed around 1:00 in the morning. Despite being completely anxious, I actually slept rather well. Casey, I'm not so sure about. When we got up at 6AM, we started timing contractions again and noticed they were coming about every 5-6 minutes and the intensity was moreso than the previous evening. So, Casey made the decision to stay home.

We took Lily to school, stopped at Meijers for a few things, and came home. The contractions started dipping to around 5 minutes and we made the decision around 10AM to call our midwife and she told us to come on in and get checked out. So, off we went. We grabbed snacks and everything in case we were sent over to the hospital, loaded the car, and headed out. On the way, I grabbed a pudding pack and figured I'd eat it on the five minute drive over to the hospital.

Casey was in quite a hurry and driving my car like it was a race car with this crazy intensity (woe to me for teaching him stick shift) and so, in true silly Jess manor, I looked him and said "Relax please! I'm trying to eat pudding here!" It was the perfect comment because Casey instantly started laughing and the mood was definitely relieved. Leave it to the pregnant lady to be thinking about food and not contractions. HAHA! We got to the office and Casey's mom was waiting for us. Kathy looked more nervous than Casey and I put together. She had apparently driven from Nappanee when we first let her know this morning about the 5 minute contractions. She thought we were going to the hospital right then and there, which wasn't the case, just a miscommunication somewhere along the lines. In any case, we met up and chatted a bit and then I was called back to be checked.

Casey and I agreed that the midwife that saw us this morning (which wasn't our normal midwife), seemed to think that I wasn't really in labor. She checked me, though, and I ended up being dilated 1-2 cm and my cervix was definitely softer, but still "long." We were told that we could go to the hospital if we wanted to but she thought it was going to be a long wait (which I was telling Casey that I didn't think anything would happen until well after Lily got home from school, which so far I've been right). She said we could have the baby before midnight or it still could be a couple of days.

So, it is now not quite 5:30PM and we're in a holding pattern. We came home and I took a nap until Lily got home at 3:30. Since I woke up, the contractions are seeming sporadic as to the really intense ones, but smaller ones are coming quite regularly. I have a feeling that we're in for a L O N G labor. We'll just have to wait and see.

In the meantime, I just want to stay at home and be comfy and sleep as much as possible. Oh, and I'm craving cheesy fries again. Cheesy fries is da bomb.

I'm feeling very tired again, so I think I will go upstairs, lay down and watch a movie. Casey and Lily are playing Halo on the XBox, so they're entertained. Hopefully I'll be able to update with some better information/news the next time I blog...

Wish us luck! It's going to be a long couple of days I think!!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Hello? Anybody in there?

If it wasn't for the constant kicking and punching and twisting and turning from Jack, I would seriously think he's a figment of my imagination.   Jackson is now 7 days overdue and I'm beginning to wonder if he's ever going to show up. 

Yesterday, in an attempt to relax and induce labor, we headed to Nappanee to not only see the parental units' new house, but also to check out the annual Apple Festival held there.  Nappanee is a very quaint town with lots of character.  I really like it!  Not only that, but Casey's parents' house is awesome.  There are lots of little things about it that add so much character from the windows to little wood carvings above the door between the kitchen and the dining room.  It's an awesome house and I think Casey's parents are definitely going to enjoy living in Nappanee.  

The Apple Festival was totally fun.  Lily went on the Tilt-a-Whirl with Casey.  It was her first adult fair ride she's been on.  She seemed a bit scared at first, but then she totally got into it, screaming with delight for the entire ride.  We got her a certain amount of tickets, but she wanted nothing more than to go on the tilt-a-whirl with her daddy.  I think the fair or any kind of festival we may go to from here on out is going to get somewhat expensive.  We will definitely be taking advantage of bracelet days, that's for sure!

Other than that, it was a mainly uneventful weekend.  Notre Dame got their asses handed to them again.  This time they lost to Michigan.   I have to take comfort in the fact that Michigan lost to Appalachian State a couple of weeks ago.  Go Appalachian State!   I really hope that Notre Dame gets it together soon. 

Hopefully, the next post we'll have good news, like maybe I'll be in labor or Jack will be here.  I'm not getting my hopes up, though.  We'll see.  I definitely wants Jack to get here soon...

Friday, September 14, 2007

Five Days

Jack is now 5 days overdue. So, in honor of that little tidbit, here is a list of 5 things that can be done in 5 days:

1) You can get the five day weather forecast.
2) You can take a 5 day cruise around the Bahamas (although, I wouldn't necessarily recommend it now since it's hurricane season).
3) You can do the whole "Five Days to a Flatter Stomach" thing.
4) You can find out if you're pregnant five days before your missed period if you take an EPT brand test.
5)  If you're God, you can create day and night, create oceans and air, create and move land, create flowers, trees and other various plants, create the moon and then create creatures of the sea and birds that fly above the land.  Unfortunately, cats, dogs and other land animals come on the sixth day and then you get a break on the 7th day so yeah... If you've only got 5 days, you're screwed... 

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Random Love Notes between Husband and Wife

While on a cleaning spree, Casey discovered a notebook from a couple of years ago.  It had random phone numbers, grocery lists and a couple of love notes between the two of us...  Yes, folks, we love each other this much:

From Casey to Jess: 
I love my wife so much that if she were a tomato I would eat her.  I might make a weird face and a shuttery gag noise but yes I would eat her.  That's love.

From Jess to Casey:
I love my husband so much that I stuck my tongue up his nose cuz he asked me to and it was fuzzy.  I think I tasted a booger.  That's love.

Note: Casey doesn't like tomatoes and I definitely don't like buggers.   

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Come out! Come out!

Three days late and we seem to be in a total holding pattern as far as Jack is concerned.   Yep, we're still pregnant.  My back hurts, I'm extremely tired and sleeping most of the day and my brain is like mush and I find it difficult to concentrate these days.  I get distracted easily.  Oh, and not to mention I'm incredibly absentminded.

Everything is in place for Jack's arrival.  The suitcase and car seat is in the car, the bassinette is set up complete with supplies.  The only thing that's missing is Jack.  It's starting to get rather frustrating.  The anticipation is driving us all nuts.  If I wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, Casey wakes up as well and is instantly like "WHAT'S WRONG?"  Nothing, babe, just have to pee. 

You know, I have no idea what I'm going to do when I don't have to pee all the time.  Oh wait, yes I do... 4AM feedings. 

Monday, September 10, 2007

It's official.... Jack's late

Much like his father, Jack has decided to be fashionably late.   I blame Casey.  Not only has he been teasing me that Jack will be 2 weeks late, but he also made the comment yesterday during the afternoon "When have I ever been on time?"  It's all his fault, I blame him. BUT I blame him with a grin on my face because if you can't grin and bear it, what else can you do?

Last night was kind of a rough night.  I have managed to pick up a head cold (Lily had one last week, although it seems like hers wasn't as bad as mine is... I think pregnancy has made feel worse than it actually is.) and after we got home from doing a little bit of shopping yesterday I took the Mac Book upstairs and vegitated with my Doctor Who discs.  When Casey came to bed he said that I felt warm, so I went downstairs and took my temperature.  It turned out I didn't have one (a good thing), but I did spend the night with a cool wash cloth on my head.  For some reason, falling asleep with a wash cloth on my head when I'm not feeling good always helps me sleep better.  Go figure.  

I have another OB appointment this morning at 11:20.  We'll see how things are going then.  I'm going to talk to them about this cold.  Casey, who has been wonderful at jinxing me lately, said something to the effect of being in labor and being sick would be an all new level of hell tht shouldn't be experienced by any woman anywhere. 

I think I'm going to go take a nap before I have to go to my appointment.  Otherwise I won't be able to function today.  I think the less I do today the better.  I want to do some more laundry, but that's not terribly taxing.  We'll see. 

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Hide & Seek

Let's recap shall we?

It is 12:29 PM on Sunday afternoon and I have just finished making the blog rounds. Here is what I have learned on this beautiful, sunny afternoon:

Carrie: Happy about Oregon Ducks, finalist in a writing contest, not pregnant. 
Me: Still Pregnant.
Matt: Enjoying the fact that his Tivo works, definitely not pregnant.
Me: Still pregnant.
Robin: Having issues with her dumbass brother in law who seems to be oddly obsessed with her, not pregnant. Although, she thinks her dog may be.
Me: Not a dog, but still pregnant.
Ben: Apparently obsessed with As the World Turns and their new storyline, would probably be pregnant if he was a chick on a soap but isn't pregnant IRL. 
Me: Yep, still pregnant.
Rachel:  And I quote "100% NOT pregnant."
Me: Still 100% pregnant.
Keven:  Hasn't blogged in a while, but last blog was making a list of tunes he's been listening to this year.  Could possibly be pregnant.
Me: Definitely pregnant and beginning to think that I will continue to be pregnant for another couple of weeks simply because my husband said "You know, I was two weeks late..."  YOU JINXED ME!!!

Oh, and I think I caught a cold from Lily so I'm not only pregnant but I've got a cold.  I keep having this image of me giving birth and all of the sudden I have to sneeze and Jack is shot out of my body by the force of this tremendous sneeze.  Of course, in this vision, the doctor is also wearing a catchers mitt. 

For those of you who didn't know, today is my due date.  Yeah, I know that due dates are more like "guidelines" (which, try explaining that to an 8 year old who is as impatient as her mother), but still... I'm beginning to think it's like my biological clock is not only completely passive, but going in reverse.  It's like it's saying "Um, yeah, I know you're comfortable in there, but you're kind of supposed to be done and we're gonna kind of need you to go ahead and come on out of there."  Note: my biological clock has the same voice of the boss in the movie "Office Space" and like I said, is a great big ol' passive wussy. 

This is all I have to report for now.  If I go into labor my blog followers won't be the first to know.   But, like I said, we're taking the macbook to the hospital so you'll get some sort of notification.   I think in the meantime, I'm going to go read the paper, play some Viva Pinata and go exchange a bra and search for a 100ft cat cable for Casey. Whoo hoo!

Stay tuned for updates!

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Random News from the Jess-front

Good morning all!  No, I'm not in labor.  I spent a good portion of the day walking yesterday and I'm still not in labor.   In fact, the only issue I'm having right now is that my allergies are exploding and I've got a particularly nasty stomach ache and feel rather nauseous from all of the wonderful post nasal drip drainage that I've got going on.  The antihistimines just aren't cutting it, either.  

So yeah, no baby Jack yet.  Tomorrow is the official "due date."  Lily has been counting down and telling everyone that he baby brother is coming this weekend.  So far, it hasn't happened.  Any day now, though.  At least, that's what we keep saying.  I think Jack is far too comfy and warm in there.  Mickie took me out yesterday and we walked all over the place.  I came home with aching feet but other than that I actually felt pretty good.   I was slightly annoyed at all the pee breaks I had to take (I was going something like every 20 minutes), but survived and spent a bit of money on some cute clothes for Jack, fresh baked bread from Great Harvest Bread Company and got way too obsessed with this one tetris like game from United Arts and Education. 

Today Lily is going to a picnic at Potowatomi Zoo with her abuelita.  She is really looking forward to it. My oh-so-fashionable daughter was spoiled yesterday and I bought her a cute leopard (she says it's cheetah) print dress with matching backpack.  She told me it would be "perfect" for the picnic.   I didn't mind because it was on sale for $9.99 (including the backpack/purse!), so I grabbed it.  She also wanted a pair of matching leopard/cheetah print boots but I told her that wasn't happening.  She's going to need sneakers for school very soon and while normally I'm all for matching boots (and there are some cute ones out there this year!), Lily needs something a little more solid and play-worthy for school.  Sneaker shopping will commence within the next week or so, Jack dependent. 

In other news, I got an email from Tim Richardson this morning.  He wanted to know if I was interesting in running yet another clothing drive and possibly help him get some sort of event set up for the promotion of auditions to his new movie spoof, Harvey Putter.  I told him that I wasn't particularly sure I'd be able to do anything due to impending newborn and the the whole taking care of the newborn thing.   BUT, in true Jess fashion, I've already emailed my contacts over at the radio station and at least started the ball rolling for him.  I figure if anything, I can turn whatever the event turns into over to Jedlipuff and it'll be in good hands. Chaotic hands, but good hands nonetheless. 

Casey is off helping his parents move stuff to Nappanee this morning.  He left about twenty minutes ago.  He is driving my car.  This should be interesting considering the fact he has only driven my car a few times and I have been with him in the car each time.   I trust my hubby, but I'm VERY nervous for my car.   While he does okay with stick shift, if he encounters any problems with traffic, it may not be pretty.  We'll just have to wait and see. 

Well, I'm off.  I want to be productive while Casey is off helping his parents. 

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Tick Tock Tick Tock

The OB appointment went well today with the exception of the fact I was having a hard time walking this afternoon.  It wasn't the whole pregnancy waddling thing that was getting to me, it was the fact that I tweaked something in my back and walking was not fun, let alone comfortable.  It's not fun having to hop up onto one of those doctor tables let alone have a pelvic exam with a tweaked out back.  

Jack is doing well.  He is currently doing some form of martial arts in my belly.  Belly fu? I am about 10% effaced, which basically means my cervix has started that whole thinning out process but we've still got a long ways to go (we need to be 80% more effaced and 10 cm dilated).  Casey says my back feels incredibly tense and the doc says I need to relax, too.  I'm trying I swear!  I'm just a little anxious.  

My mom has made some plans to take Lily to various events in November and December.  While I was adding the events to my calendar I was happy to see that other than a few birthdays, my calendar is officially clear of events after September 12.  I have nothing to do from then until late October.  Whoo hoo!  (Note: I'm not counting birthdays.)  September 12 I highly doubt that I'll be at the meeting that I'm supposed to be at.  It's a meeting for first communion/baptism at Lily's school.  I really don't want to get into that on my blog for personal reasons.  I'll just say that I have the meeting but doubt I'll make it due to impending Jack.   So, that means I have to set up a meeting with Father Cam before then. 

Well, it's time for me to go to the bathroom yet again (every half hour now) and then I'm off to bed.  Tired tired tired!!!  Pregnant women in their last month behave very much like the newborns they are about to have.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Nothing Yet...

It looks like my prediction won't come true.  There is about an hour left in the day and there is not even a twinge of or an inkling of labor starting.   I blame it on the Notre Dame game.  It was the worst game they played in a while.  The final score was 33 to 3, Georgia Tech winning. 
I actually didn't watch much of the game.  I fell asleep probably thirty minutes into it and slept until well after it was over. I think the whole reason I didn't go into labor during the game (which was my prediction) was because the game sucked so horribly bad.  
Today was relaxing, though, which was nice.  We hung out at Casey's parents, ate bratwurst, baked beans, doritos, potato salad and coleslaw... Oh wait, that's everything I ate.  I don't think everyone ate the amount that I did, but the bratwurst really did hit the spot.  I have had a huge appetite the past couple of days.  In fact, the only thing that I think I've done the past few days is eat, sleep, and the whole bodily functions thing that are necessary.  Stick a diaper on me and I'm  just like a baby!  I swear if I'm not in bed, I'm on the couch.  Well, with the exception of every half hour or so running to the bathroom.  I don't think I'll know what to do when I actually have bladder capacity.  I think I'll be in awe not having to go to the bathroom so often. 
I think I'm going to crash again.  Casey and Lily are both in bed already (it's only 11:10, but Casey worked today and Lily still needs to keep up with her bedtime).  I can hear my wonderful husband snoring away upstairs.  That means two things: 1) He's really tired and 2) his sinus' are acting up. 
If I go into labor, I'll let y'all know. I don't see it happening, though...