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Tuesday, November 11

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Today we went with K & T to her weekly doctors appointment and she is still the same (dilated and effaced), no progress. The doctor feels she could very well last until full term and that the medicine she was on a few weeks ago to stop pre-term contractions, has done its job, even though she has been off of it for a few weeks now. K will be 37 weeks this Thursday.

We will be choosing a date to induce at 38.5 weeks.

So, this means Boho Boy and I will be heading back home to Southern California to wait. His vacation days are slipping away and he really wants to be able to spend some down time with the baby, all cuddled in our home, in our bed.

Now our hopes and prayers are that Boho Baby will stay in K's womb until her date of inducement so we won't miss the birth. There still is a good chance, if she goes into labor again earlier than that date, that we can make the birth after receiving the call, depending on when that call is.

Regardless, our little boy already gave us an amazing gift. He brought us out here so that we had a rare opportunity to spend quality time with his birth parents and get to know them and grow to love them. We already have an abundance of stories to share with our son. One of my favorites being last night...when all four of us walked in the woods in the dark, telling scary stories, trying to frighten one another. It was damp and cool and dark and eerie but so much fun!!

So, we leave tomorrow not having one regret about coming out here for a week. It was beautiful and invigorating and so very dear to our hearts.

We so appreciate every morsel of support. I know that you all know that all of this is out of our hands and for that, we must trust that the timing will be perfect (however comical it may be).

35 Comments:

Blogger Moxie said...

Oh my goodness the waiting is killing me! I can't wait to see photos of you and Boho Baby on the site. I love how much you are trusting in this process and open you are to everything. You are truly an inspiration...


Candice

November 11, 2008 at 9:24:00 PM PST  
Blogger Annie Morris said...

Thank you for the update!! I'm sure I was one of hundreds that were logging in a few times a day. So glad to be walking with you and Boho Boy on this journey (and K & T for that matter!)

I don't post often, but you're in my thoughts quite a lot! I am so praying that you get some rest, because as others have pointed out, you're sure as heck going to need it!

With an abundance of love from Down Under...

November 11, 2008 at 10:35:00 PM PST  
Blogger ddphotography said...

sending you inspirational thoughts and thanking you for your shared moments...i think the waiting game has been hard on all of us loyal readers too!!

coming here makes me joyfully happy for you..what blessed moments you have experienced for yourselves and for your new son to come...

November 11, 2008 at 10:56:00 PM PST  
Anonymous sara said...

dearest boho...oh my, more waiting!

my family would love to buy something special for your new baby to be. do you have a registry so that i can get what you need? please share if you do.

god bless.

November 11, 2008 at 11:36:00 PM PST  
Blogger Vicky said...

Hi, I found you through Em Falconbridge and have been following your journey for the last few weeks... I just wanted to say I know how hard waiting is, my boys were both late, one 2 weeks one 4.... Babies know what they are doing, you are doing a great job in giving him trust! and believe me, once he's here you wont remember what it was like before. revel in this time of imaginaing him and readying yourselves for your baby, its all part of the beautiful journey. Peaceful blessings to you all

November 12, 2008 at 1:14:00 AM PST  
Blogger Frida said...

Thinking of you guys every day. I love your perspective on this - that this time has helped deepen your connection with K&T, but still feeling very impatient for you!

x

November 12, 2008 at 1:30:00 AM PST  
Blogger Vanessa said...

if this means giving boho boy senior more time with boho boy junior (!) when he gets home, you guys are definitely doing the right thing. good things come to those who wait. and the waiting, though hard, has been so very good for all of you. these are the winding roads of our destinies. safe journey there and back, Vx

November 12, 2008 at 2:29:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Silvia said...

Good things take their time. Best wishes and happy wait :)

November 12, 2008 at 3:08:00 AM PST  
Blogger wordnerd said...

Thank you for updating us...I (along with many others) were waiting with baited breath. I swear I clicked over about 5 times a day since your last post. I've been reading about your journey for a long time and am so happy that it is finally your time.

I am also very happy that you got to spend this time with K&T, you will have wonderful tender stories to share with Boho Baby once he gets old enough to fully appreciate them. You will also have a better understanding of his temperement and character as he grows up having spent this important time with his birth parents. Things you might not have *got* before, in terms of genes, might be a little clearer to you now. What a wonderful gift...the gift of having a better understanding.

I am sending you all my love and warm wishes during this special (albeit anxious) time. I have full faith that the universe will introduce you to your child at PRECISELY the right moment.

November 12, 2008 at 4:56:00 AM PST  
Blogger kristin said...

oh yes we are all on the edge of computer seats, boho baby is making his own way as children do. their time their terms. here's hoping he waits for our beautiful loving faces to welcome him on his first breath.

November 12, 2008 at 5:57:00 AM PST  
Blogger blisswarrior said...

so happy to hear you are trusting that he will come when the time is right...he will be beautiful and healthy and ready to be held in your arms...peace, jessica

November 12, 2008 at 6:44:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

Keeping you in our thoughts...I cannot wait to see that first picture of baby boho :)

~Jennifer

November 12, 2008 at 6:45:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The beauty of your story is the fact that hundreds of people are awaiting your little guy's birth...just think what our world would be like if every baby boy and girl were this anticipated and celebrated? The thought gives me goosebumps!
I would like to send a card to welcome Baby Boho when he arrives.

Can you email me a mailing address?

Have a safe journey back to CA.

amydcoyne@yahoo.com
or
amy@denisegarcia.com

November 12, 2008 at 6:49:00 AM PST  
Blogger The Accidental Blogger said...

i am sure the eagerness is overwhelming, but i am thrilled to hear he is still in there. the closer he gets to 40 weeks, the better. just wanted to add...he might be a sagitarrius now, not a scorpio! what a difference a week or two makes!

November 12, 2008 at 7:05:00 AM PST  
Blogger meesh said...

oh, the waiting can be so very hard. he's not finished yet... while you wait be sure to get plenty of sleep, as that will be something you won't get enough of for a while.

patiently waiting along with you.

peace,

meesh

November 12, 2008 at 7:41:00 AM PST  
Blogger Acorn said...

It was defentaly worth the trip and time. I am sooo excited for you. Can wait!

November 12, 2008 at 8:36:00 AM PST  
Blogger Violet said...

I have been checking in daily to see what news you have. It's wonderful that you were able to bond more with the birth parents. I'm excited for you even though i only know your journey through your honest and open blog.

Many prayers for safe delivery, perfect timing and speedy travel.

November 12, 2008 at 8:48:00 AM PST  
Blogger Boho Girl said...

Oh my goodness...how I adore all of you! Boho Boy and I SO appreciate all of your love, encouragement and support. I was worried you all would be totally annoyed about all this but it is so true that you are on this journey with us, carrying us and keeping a positive outlook, as we are trying to do. THANK YOU. It is so very appreciated.

Sara,
Thank you for wanting to buy a sweet lil' giftie, although please don't feel obligated. We have no expectations. Here is our registry, per your request:
Boho Baby Registry

xoxoxox

November 12, 2008 at 9:18:00 AM PST  
Anonymous tara whitney said...

waiting with baited breath..... :)

November 12, 2008 at 9:33:00 AM PST  
Blogger Malinda said...

i hope this time before boho baby arrives slides by peacefully for you both... we are all waiting for those most precious images of of your baby boy as you start this next chapter

November 12, 2008 at 10:18:00 AM PST  
Anonymous nicole said...

I've been a lurker for a long time now. I keep checking in to see if your son is home with you yet. What a gift he has in the stories that you will be able to tell him. This little baby is starting off life in SUCH a blessed space.

Congratulations.

November 12, 2008 at 11:24:00 AM PST  
Blogger jenica said...

the beautiful thing about babies is that they get to pick their own birthday.

xoxo

November 12, 2008 at 11:52:00 AM PST  
Blogger enchantedartist said...

I just love what Jenica just said...:) It's tough waiting...we've been through being late...and three inductions...They aren't easy...but in the end, when you've got this new, perfect little person in your life...how they got there fades to black.

Your little son is just too busy right now... growing a little bit more...getting ready for his grand entrance into this world. This, I imagine, leaves you and Boho boy Sr. :) dealing with all the anticipation and excitment of every childhood Christmas Eve rolled into one moment...


Thinking of you all...
xo

November 12, 2008 at 12:22:00 PM PST  
Blogger britt said...

so loving this part of your journey. congratulations and best wishes of health to all and love and everything!

November 12, 2008 at 12:24:00 PM PST  
Blogger mekate said...

I can only imagine it would be hard to know where to be (I imagine myself pacing in circles), and hard to remember to breathe. I have never been on the cusp of something so magical and amazing (while knowing it!)-- I am sending love to you and your sweetie, and am hoping K is as comfortable as she can be in this wildly in-between time.

November 12, 2008 at 1:06:00 PM PST  
Blogger brittany said...

so classic. nature has a way of never letting us be in control:) It's so good that he has had time to develop more fully in that nice little warm womb. Hopefully you guys can last all this waiting! Don't worry about us, we're just sitting here loving you and waiting with you.

loves,
B

November 12, 2008 at 2:06:00 PM PST  
Blogger justagirl said...

hey

I always thought that when the baby is in the belly it is a very wise being, to take what he needs, to grow the right things in the right place, and to come at just the right time.

But once he arrives in our world he suddenly turns into such a helpless being, where he needs everything done for him. The complete opposite to the little him in the belly.

I am sure your little babe has his master plan all worked out.

November 12, 2008 at 2:16:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BIG HUGS for the kitties when you get back XXXOOO Carole

November 12, 2008 at 7:14:00 PM PST  
Anonymous sara said...

thank you for leaving your baby registry in the comments, boho!

we're sending you something special soon.

November 12, 2008 at 10:46:00 PM PST  
Blogger AnnaC said...

Waiting is sometimes hard, but I was thinking of the Motherpeace 7 of Discs -- the expectant woman in the field of watermelons... watching and waiting --- in some ways these past days have been your own personal gestation.

Of course, none of us here in your internet world can wait to see your joy -- but I am confident that this waiting and your patience is a necessary part of the journey.

Blessing to all of you!

November 13, 2008 at 12:29:00 AM PST  
OpenID meetinggrace said...

Boho girl,
I was driving home yesterday and the first two songs that came up on my iPod made me immediately think of you. The first was by Victoria Williams called "Rainmaker". I searched the web but couldn't find the lyrics, but I encourage you to seek out the tune. It's on the album "Musings of a Creek Dipper." The second song was "Sweet Thing." It was written by Van Morrison but the version I listened to (and that I recommend) was by The Waterboys and it's fabulous. The lyrics are below. I'm not sure why these songs brought you and what you're going through to mind instantly, but it seemed in a way that these were words you needed to hear, either from Boho Baby or just to find comfort. The fact that they drip with rain images seemed significant too. I'm sorry for the long comment, but it was something so striking that I just had to share. All the best

Lizzie

Sweet Thing
by Van Morrison

And I will stroll the merry way
And jump the hedges first

And I will drink the clear
Clean water for to quench my thirst

And I shall watch the ferry-boats
And they'll get high
On a bluer ocean
Against tomorrow's sky

And I will never grow so old again

And I will walk and talk
In gardens all wet with rain
Oh sweet thing, sweet thing
My, my, my, my, my sweet thing

And I shall drive my chariot
Down your streets and cry
'Hey, it's me, I'm dynamite
And I don't know why'

And you shall take me strongly
In your arms again
And I will not remember
That I even felt the pain.

We shall walk and talk
In gardens all misty and wet with rain
And I will never, never, never
Grow so old again.

Oh sweet thing, sweet thing
My, my, my, my, my sweet thing
And I will raise my hand up
Into the night time sky
And count the stars
That's shining in your eye
Just to dig it all an' not to wonder
That's just fine
And I'll be satisfied
Not to read in between the lines

And I will walk and talk
In gardens all wet with rain
And I will never, ever, ever, ever
Grow so old again.

Oh sweet thing, sweet thing
Sugar-baby with your champagne eyes
And your saint-like smile....

November 13, 2008 at 9:18:00 AM PST  
Blogger Alisa said...

Thinking of you. And also waiting on the egde of my computer...lol :) We would never. ever. be annoyed with you. We all are just so happy and excited for you guys.

November 13, 2008 at 1:39:00 PM PST  
Blogger Cookie said...

Hang in there. He's a comin. It will be well worth the wait.

November 13, 2008 at 2:01:00 PM PST  
Blogger BlossomingSoul said...

I encourage you to share your registry address in a blog entry. So many of us are thrilled to have been a part of your journey via the web and would love to send a gift.

xoxo
Linds

November 13, 2008 at 4:05:00 PM PST  
Blogger earthmonkey said...

wow, denise. i had no idea that you were so close to being a mother. i dont blog these days. but i always seem to jump back to your spot to see what you've been up to. and i always feel touched by your writings. oh how happy you must be. a million wishes to you.

November 18, 2008 at 1:02:00 PM PST  

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