Tomorrow is your due date! :-) I thought labor might have been starting last night. Since I had a $3 for $25 Restaurant.com coupon for Crush Wine Lounge at The Woodlands Waterway, we decided to give it a try. The coupon excludes alcohol and since I'm obviously not drinking anyway, it was perfect. The walking there to the restaurant from where we had to park was probably the longest I've walked at any one single time in a good while so when we got there, I had some lower back ache and some tummy tightness. But it went away. The food was horrible (gag!) and way over-priced for the quality and quantity; however, the view from our table on the terrace of The Waterway was its redeeming feature. We could see families milling about, the lights in the fountains changed colors, the moon was shining, and the weather was absolutely perfect temperature. We then went and saw the movie Real Steel, which your father loved and I tolerated as half-way decent. Your dad treated me to some ice cream at the theater as we waited for our movie to start (since Crush didn't offer any tantalizing desserts); I was a bit perturbed that the vendor charged 50 cents for each condiment. So 50 cents for the sprinkles, 50 cents for the chocolate syrup, and 50 cents for the whipped cream. I would have told your father not to worry about it at those prices but I didn't know until it was too late. The walk back to the truck produced some more of the same interesting effects as before, but again they slowly subsided. We were peckish by the time we got close to home so we stopped by Whataburger for a midnight snack. Your daddy and I both talked about how this was probably our last outing for awhile with our focus being all on you and pinching pennies pretty soon. It had been awhile since we'd gone to dinner and a movie though--it used to be all we did.
With your delivery story yet to be written, I thought you might be interested in finding out the story of how I was born so I asked your Grandma Joy to write it down. She did and this is what she wrote:
"Your dad and I went to the theater to watch a Rocky movie, maybe Rocky 2. While we were standing in the long line outside waiting to get our tickets, it seemed that something heavy was weighing down on my pelvic floor.
I ate a lot while watching the movie. I had a soda, something chocolate like Milk Duds, some hot candy like Hot Tamales or Red Hots, and some nachos with cheese and jalapenos.
After we got home and went to bed, I was unable to fall asleep because of constant pain in my lower back. I had had back pain before during my pregnancy but it had never kept me from sleeping.
By daylight the following morning the pain had shifted from my back to my abdomen, and the pain was no longer constant but intermittent and was occurring at somewhat regular intervals. "