I know that if I leave my blog long enough everyone will be sure I’ve had the baby….. so just to let you know…. I haven’t. I’m doing my best to be positive and motivated to do other things when all I really want is to have this slow-cooker baby already! I’ve finished a sleeve on my sweater, read lots of books to the boys, baked cookies, played the guitar, walked the dog – always in the hope it will be the last push to start labour. My days are really quite relaxed since I have so much help around here. Between Mom and Charlotte there isn’t much left for me to be responsible for. I suppose I could finish up the cloth diapers I’m sewing. Again…. looking for that motivation. I’m trying to finish The Deniers: The World-Renowned Scientists Who Stood Up Against Global Warming Hysteria, Political Persecution, and Fraud before tomorrow when it’s due back at the library with another hold on it. There have been several things in it that I’ve wanted to quote in blog posts, and perhaps I’ll get to that yet. I might have finished it last night but instead I stayed up way too late reading Homeland by R.A. Salvatore. I read these books when Zach was a baby, at Graeme’s suggestion. Now Graeme is reading through them to the big boys. I listen while knitting. I was only going to read far enough ahead to make up for what I might potentially miss while putting the little boys in bed, but I couldn’t stop. I finished the book this morning. I dare not start the next one or I’ll never finish The Deniers. I also might end up really tired for labour because I stayed up too late reading it. It’s bad enough that for four nights in a row I’ve been up at least a couple times each night with Ben or Noah. Are they practicing me up for baby? Like the number of times I get up to pee is not enough training for that. Anyway…. I’m totally rambling about nothing much. We’re getting close to Graeme’s guess of the 15th! Yikes.