Well, we are still Jack-less in Vermont. Which is pretty tough for a couple of reasons.
(A) I am tired of being pregnant! I know there are some people out there who just love being pregnant. I am not one of those people. I am thankful to be pregnant. I know that some women would kill just to be able to be pregnant. So I really do not take being pregnant for granted. But at the same time, my back is killing me, I have some sort of heat rash on my lower stomach (and my stretch marks) that itches all of the time, and I can't for the life of me figure out any way to get comfortable when sleeping. So I would like Jack to come out of me soon!
(B) It looks like my family will not get to see Jack! My mom changed her ticket and is staying for almost a week longer. But my dad has to get back to work, and Blaise and Ansley need to go home. So, unless I go into labor like right this second, they will have spent a week up here with no Jack :( And we really have had fun. It's been sunny the past few days, so we've canoed, kayaked, sailed, cooked out. But I know everyone is ready and hoping to just see Jack!!!
And I have tried everything! I have walked, played "Just Dance" on the Wii (which is a HILARIOUS game), canoed, walked up and down lots of stairs, ate spicy foods, etc. I even drank tonic water last night (which tastes nasty, just for the record). I guess Jack just does not want to come!
So if I don't go into labor by Monday, they are going to induce me. I don't particularly want to be induced, but I am ready. But it's frustrating, because if I am going to end up having to be induced, then I'd rather have been induced this week, so that my dad could have at least held Jack!!!
Oh well. I have to remind myself that God has a plan, for big world events and even for little events, like when Jack is born. And God has promised that, because I am His child, nothing He does will ever not be for the good of me, even if that good is not apparent to me at the time!
So if y'all could just pray that I have patience, and maybe even that Jack will surprise us and be born today!