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Yesterday was our due date, and it flew right by.   Victor is still bouncing away in my belly with few signs of wanting to come out.  Who can blame him, really - it's warm and cozy in there.  It's loud and stressful out here. 

I've stopped working as per my doctor's recommendation.  My blood pressure took a little leap last week and we decided it would be better for me to stay at home and relax.  That's not an easy thing for me to do.  I'm fighting a little depression over the fact that we haven't yet had the baby.   My family took the week before and the week after Victor's due date off so they could be "on-call" for the baby's arrival.  I'm starting to think that it was all for naught, and the baby's going to come when it's least convenient for everyone - and while I know that's not my fault or the baby's fault, it's just nature - I'm going to feel guilty. 

I've had a few contractions, but nothing really in any order.  There was a period of about 3 hours last night when I would get a good minute-long contraction at 20 minutes after the hour.  That got my hopes up a little bit, but after 2:20am, they either got too faint for me to feel or stopped. 

My sister is in town until the weekend.  She's helping out with some of the housework for now.  I know I'm still somewhat capable of it and the help will really be needed after the baby arrives...but like I said about everyone else's plans...ah well. 

I joked with Billy about calling the due date "D-Day" (no offense intended to any U.S. veterans)...he said at about D+4 they'll bring in replacements...I sure hope so.  I'm exhausted already.   Actually, by D+6 we're going to the hospital to invade
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