Monday, April 5, 2010

minus seven one

I had this post all mapped out in my head. About how there were just seven days to go before (fingers crossed) the new baby arrived. About how I simply could not wrap my mind around this (admittedly none-too-difficult) concept.

Try to imagine the whole thing leavened with rapier-like wit, flashes of blinding insight and faint, yet earnest, attempts to transcend the solipsism that is my natural element. To, y'know, mix a whole bunch of metaphors.

However. As it turns out, I've spent most of the day on planes or waiting for planes. And Trish is going to be induced first thing tomorrow morning. I'll keep you posted.

Meanwhile, look! Once again, the license plate auguries are speaking to me. As can be seen in the picture below, spotted on the cab ride on the way to the airport.

Minus one, indeed. And counting down.

eta: And a bonus special message from the bumper sticker gods! Check out the back window of the white van. (click on the picture and choose the all sizes icon) And don't blame me. I only took a picture of it. Well, and posted it on the internet. And drew your attention to it. Okay, I guess you can blame me.

minus one

51 comments:

N said...

Good luck to Trish in the morning, and I hope all goes well for your meeting your little girl!

Sue said...

Thinking of you and Trish and the little one soon to join you (fingers crossed, etc.). Wishing for a safe delivery for all of you.

xox

k@lakly said...

So excited Niobe!!!Hope she arrives safely and loudly:) Can't wait to hear the great news!
xxoo

after iris said...

Ooooooh! How exciting! Thinking of you all and looking forward to meeting your daughter. x

myskytimes said...

Wow... exciting! Cross my fingers for a smooth arrival of your little girl. Best of Luck! xx

Shazz said...

How exciting....good luck!

diana said...

Oh...I see..Right... My dream, also...
Thinking of everyone involved, but above all, at you!

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Hope's Mama said...

Standing by for the good news. Looking forward to meeting the little one.
xo

Bobbie said...

Am a v. occasional commenter but wanted to wish you lots of luck for today.

Panamahat said...

ooohhhhhh, exciting times!!!

The Nanny said...

OMG. OMGOMGOMG.

Sending all good thoughts in your/her direction!!!

Jacinta said...

Niobe! I can't believe it is here already. The pink square seems like last week... Good luck to Trish, I hope she gets an easy time. I am looking forward to the good news.

Tash said...

Thinking of you all today. Will let you know if the license plate gods speak from here.

thordora said...

oh hun! Thinking of you! So happy!!! I must find something cute and frilly and altogether UN Niobeish to send the little! (I likely won't get around to it, but the thought IS there. :D)

A simple being said...

ugg ,i feel like i just went into labor, i get so excited waiting for new little people to get here...my birthday is the 11th, i really thought she'd be here then...whew some excitement too! hope things are going good, that the baby is just ready!

ealice said...

Good luck and I'm thinking of ya'll.
allypally

Kathy McC said...

Eeks!

Rachel said...

Holy crap! Good luck! Best wishes....

AnnaMarie said...

How exciting! Thinking of Trish and you today. Wishing for a safe and easy delivery for Trish. Love to all of you.

E said...

Best wishes for a healthy everything and everyone!

rachel said...

Goosebumps reading this post! Thinking of you, Trish and that sweet baby girl who is about to meet the world. Good luck, and I can't wait for your update.

Betty M said...

Best wishes to you both for a swift and safe delivery.

Kymberli said...

My cell phone will be glued to my hand all day! I can't believe that it's finally time!

diana said...

Hey, this means your mom can watch Cole!...

Shanna said...

Yeah Baby! But, dang, I thought I had more time to make you a gift. Guess I know what I am doing this weekend, hopefully. I will email you when I get it in the mail.
Congratulations!

Lindsay said...

Wow. she's coming a tiny bit sooner than expected! Fingers crossed with you and hoping everything goes smoothly.
Alas, I still have to wait six more days to meet my little one, but I think I desperately need those days to try and wrap my head around it all.
Can't wait to see pictures!
Much love xo

painted maypole said...

yikes. awesome. praying for safe travel for you, safe delivery, and happiness and health all around.

exciting!

Furrow said...

What!?! Wow!! So it's already happening. Now! Best of everything, and we can't wait to hear about your new baby girl.

Calliope said...

thinking of you & Trish and both of your families!!

April 6 is an awesome day to be born should it happen today...just saying ;-)

SQUEEEEEEEE!!

SouthernGal said...

Thinking of all of you! Can't wait to hear that your beautiful daughter is here safe and sound!

Magpie said...

All best wishes flying with you.

Amelie said...

Thinking of you all.
(And sad that we don't have such creative freedom on our license plates)

antropologa said...

!!! Have fun!

Ellie said...

Keeping you all in my prayers. I am so happy for you.

Sunny said...

What a glorious day, congratulations to you and your family!!

Audrey said...

So exciting! Doing a little wiggly chair dance in my seat, which translates to wishing you all good things.

slouchy said...

truly exciting.

areyoukiddingme said...

Congratulations! Much luck to Trish - I hope everything goes very smoothly.

Waiting impatiently for updates...

leanne said...

What The Nanny said. And how exciting! I'm very happy for you, Niobe!

Bon said...

waiting with baited breath.
xo

Clementine said...

Best wishes to Trish and to you! I'm thinking of you all.

Chris said...

All the best wishes to you, Trish and the little lady.

tree town gal said...

ahem... tap tap tap tap... waiting, pacing, hoping for wonderful news of a screaming little girl... best wishes to all.

Nuke Runner said...

Thinking of you all today, and keeping you in my thoughts for a wonderful birthday.
Melissia

Aurelia said...

Waiting to hear.....fingers crossed!

Caro said...

Wow! Can't wait to hear.

Patti said...

Can't wait to hear all the news. Praying and thinking all positive thoughts for you!

joyandwoe said...

I'm reading this a day late! Hope that your minus one is now a beautiful, soft and sleepy plus one.

Kristin said...

I just read Trish's posts...HUGE CONGRATS on your daughter's arrival.

Deshaine said...

looking forward to pictures. glad everyone is doing well.