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Tuesday, November 4

updates*

No wee one yet. ; )

K is back at home having contractions anywhere from 2 - 6 minutes apart. She is 4cm dilated and 50 percent efface. She's being so absolutely brave and strong. Poor thing has been contracting for more than three weeks.

We're waiting and trying our best to be patient and trust Boho Baby is wise beyond his years and knows exactly what he's doing.

We met her doctor today and LOVED her. Heard his heartbeat and swooned. Her doctor feels it will be no more than a week, if not within the next few days. So, we're definitely staying and waiting it out, even though her labor continues to stall. It is very important for us to be here for the birth.

I had a good cry with my marmie on the phone tonight. Everyone is feeling uptight and emotional due to the election, as well as worrying about K's discomfort and frustration. I'm trying to figure out my place and be strong for K and me and us and baby. Hearing my mother's calmness on the other line and encouragement and trust and faith that all will be well helped sooth my stress. I love my marmie.

The fact that Obama is doing well so far has lifted our spirits.

Thank you so much for your tips in the comments below. We're definitely trying and have seen progress! Having that support has been comforting to all. Hugs to each and every one of you that took time to offer your wisdom and beautiful stories.

Will update you soon.

47 Comments:

Blogger magicaldamselfly said...

Blessings to you all,,,,little boho boy will know when he is to make his entrance and when he does the angels will be singing and God will be dancing and all will be right with the world.
Remember to breathe and let your little man lead the way.

big hugs to you all,
Sheila

November 4, 2008 at 6:24:00 PM PST  
Blogger Jamie said...

D ~ thinking of you soooo much and hoping you get to meet your son very soon. :) I know the waiting is so difficult, but wow will he be blessed when he finally decides it's time to meet his beautiful family! I can't wait to hear more....K is so lucky to have such a beautiful spirit by her side. :)
Much love,
J

November 4, 2008 at 6:25:00 PM PST  
Anonymous lindsey said...

so good to hear an update! i know this must be a time of so many emotions. i'm praying that you'll navigate through it as smoothly as possible. go boho baby, go!

November 4, 2008 at 7:04:00 PM PST  
Anonymous glo said...

K, T, Boho Girl, Boho Boy...you are all STRONG...you are all full of LOVE. God bless you all...

BOHO BABY: You are deeply loved by so many...we are all anxiously awaiting for your arrival. You are BLESSED!

xo glo :)

November 4, 2008 at 7:05:00 PM PST  
Blogger The Accidental Blogger said...

i can imagine the crippling eagerness -- i remember it well from the last month of my pregnancy. but i am glad every time i check and hear that he is still in there. i feel for K, of course, i mean, how much more amazing does this woman have to prove she is??? but every day baby is in the womb, he is a little stronger. he's gathering all of his might so when you squeeze him, he can squeeze back strong!

November 4, 2008 at 7:17:00 PM PST  
Blogger Short & Red said...

In between cries of Go Obama! we're also crying Go Baby Boho!!

The only problem with a baby is that you may have to wait for more than 270 before he's born... :/

November 4, 2008 at 7:27:00 PM PST  
Blogger m.bradee said...

oh denise my heart is so over flowing for u & boho boy now that your little man has finally found his way to your family!!! i feel so blessed that u have allowed all of us to be a part of this amazing time in your lives. every ounce of your journey has truly has made me love & appreciate my 2 girls even more if that is possible! boho baby must be an amazing little soul to be the one who has found his way to you. i cant wait for his arrival into this life! lots of loves & kisses coming ur way from me & my girls! --bradee

November 4, 2008 at 7:34:00 PM PST  
Blogger meesh said...

i can see the end of sarah palin's career from my house.

hang in there cute ones.

peace,

meesh

November 4, 2008 at 7:41:00 PM PST  
Blogger Jacki said...

I'm so thrilled beyond words!

Sending good wishes your way!

November 4, 2008 at 7:43:00 PM PST  
Blogger sweetsalty kate said...

crippling eagerness.. well put, above. thinking of you, and so excited for you all.
xoxo

November 4, 2008 at 8:08:00 PM PST  
Blogger enchantedartist said...

I can only imagine how overwhelming this all must be for you right now...it's all going to be a beautiful memory before to long though...especially when you're home snuggling your new little boy. :)

Sending love...and wishes for a quick, safe labour for K and your baby.
xo

November 4, 2008 at 8:10:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

feel good - i think we all learned tonight that great things happen to those that are patient.

i wish you and your growing family all of the best. your blog inspires me.

deniz

November 4, 2008 at 8:54:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you can come out now Baby BoHo

YES YOU CAN XXXOOO Carole

November 4, 2008 at 9:25:00 PM PST  
Blogger Sarah said...

Hi Denise-

Keeping you and K and your families in my thoughts. All the love and good wishes to all of you!

Sarah

November 4, 2008 at 9:29:00 PM PST  
Anonymous hope said...

And what a world your son will be born into ... we live in a beautiful world!

Yes, we can!

November 4, 2008 at 9:41:00 PM PST  
Blogger Kirsten Michelle said...

so much love and courage, strength and beauty written in these past few posts, beautiful mama.
thank you for continuing to share your journey, through the tenderness of it all.
i am so glad you and carsten are near him now...
ready and waiting.
your tiny boho baby most certainly knows what he is doing...just as, when the time comes, you will too.
sending love and strength to you and k.
xoxoxo

November 4, 2008 at 10:13:00 PM PST  
Blogger pERiWinKle said...

The only place you need to be is right there next to Carsten, holding his hand...i know all this is confusing and overwhelming and you want to do and be more...but you, just the way you are, right where you are, doing what you are doing, is more than enough! I love you xx

November 4, 2008 at 10:30:00 PM PST  
Blogger laundrygirl said...

Sending love, courage and strength your way.
I am excited for you! I almost feel like we are in the "waiting room" with you...

November 4, 2008 at 10:42:00 PM PST  
Blogger Darlene said...

holding you up in prayer...timing has it's place and in the meantime, you are being an angel of love and gratitude for K.

Den~ this big sis is so incredibly proud of you, it hurts.

I love you forever!!!
XOXO Dar b/sis

November 4, 2008 at 11:17:00 PM PST  
Blogger Imelda said...

Boho.. What a great time and atmosphere your son will be born in!

I actually had a dream early this morning that I discovered I was pregnant with a boy. I had a scan and could see him in detail. Then I woke up (I had crashed on the sofa in front of the TV all night watching election results) and heard confirmation that Obama had won the election! :-)

November 5, 2008 at 1:59:00 AM PST  
Blogger Color + Light said...

hang in there - this is the majesty of life unfolding in its own good time.......christine

November 5, 2008 at 3:44:00 AM PST  
Blogger stephanie said...

i think he knows it's safe to come out now. :)
peace and blessings to you all

November 5, 2008 at 3:54:00 AM PST  
Anonymous patricia said...

maybe he's being a typical scorpio? gonna have to look it up in my linda goodman ;)

hang in there...sounds like you're all doing well and supporting each other...can't wait to hear his name!

November 5, 2008 at 4:07:00 AM PST  
Blogger wordnerd said...

Thinking of all of you and sending you strong and healthy vibes. The process of birth is an emotional and wonderful journey for everyone who is involved. Stay strong, lean on one another when you need to and keep you eye on the goalpost. Am so excited and can't wait to meet the Boho Baby!

He's chosen a great time to come into the world.

November 5, 2008 at 5:29:00 AM PST  
Blogger Rowena said...

Just think. Your son will be born into a world where race is no obstacle to the highest office in the nation.

Your son will be born into a transformed country.

November 5, 2008 at 7:02:00 AM PST  
Blogger Swirly said...

I am thinking of you my dear...all will go perfectly. :)

November 5, 2008 at 7:09:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please tell K that I am thinking about her.

On a fun Obama side note, this morning in Kansas a rainbow was in the sky over our home...a divine sign that Obama is the man???? :)

November 5, 2008 at 7:21:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Jeanine said...

Boho baby was waiting to be born in a time of hope, when there is jubilant energy in the air. Compared to yesterday's angst, today feels like a warm breeze. Can you feel it? He'll be here soon. Sending blessings your way.

November 5, 2008 at 7:37:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

Hang in there.. even though it is so hard to be patient.
Enjoy your last few days/ hours as a couple. Your life is about to change in so many wonderful ways.
Sending love,
~Jennifer

November 5, 2008 at 8:11:00 AM PST  
Blogger Imelda said...

Boho Baby could be waiting until the inauguration in January... just to be on the safe safe y'know!

November 5, 2008 at 8:52:00 AM PST  
Blogger Imelda said...

*safe side, I mean.

November 5, 2008 at 8:53:00 AM PST  
Blogger Josy said...

Denise,
I've been following your blog for awhile now... and cannot find the words to express how sincerely happy I am for you and your husband! You are tremendously blessed in so many ways... and I am excited for this path you are traveling! May you continue to find the peace in your heart... as it swells beyond measure! Many blessings, Josy

November 5, 2008 at 10:12:00 AM PST  
Blogger daisies said...

thinking of you all ... xo

November 5, 2008 at 10:33:00 AM PST  
Blogger Justin Davis Davanzo said...

i heard this through the Swirly grapevine...wow...amazing!!! so happy for you guys....what an amazing life it will be...

November 5, 2008 at 11:07:00 AM PST  
Blogger jin said...

i keep checking in for updates..! Thinking of you so much!! Hoping it won't be much longer now till you are holding your precious son in your arms. Sending love and blessings on this special day for the country, hoping it will be made even more extra-special with good news from you! xxx

November 5, 2008 at 11:29:00 AM PST  
Anonymous tara whitney said...

denise, ive been following with baited breath-i cant wait to meet your new one and photograph your sweet little family of three!

November 5, 2008 at 12:40:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Gemma said...

A year & a half ago we were in this waiting pattern with my younger sister whose labor had crept along at low levels for ages, wearing her out but not progressing. Faced with a rapidly approaching decision about whether to go to a C-section or not while she was still in OK shape, we gathered our faith community and asked for their prayers, and we ourselves began visualizing opening doors, penquins sliding into the water, otters, fast-motion flower blooming...anything even remotely related to dilation, effacement, and birth. Within 30 minutes she dilated & effaced fully and my nephew arrived not long after. Just goes to show you the combined power of the mind and spirit, and the love of good people. Wishing you all a similar miracle and grace. XO

November 5, 2008 at 1:52:00 PM PST  
Blogger Terri said...

use this time to gather up all your energy, you'll need it when he arrives. birthmoms are amazing! ours was such a trooper too. love love love.

November 5, 2008 at 3:38:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm just so excited for you both! I became a mom this year too - and I am getting tears in my eyes as I write this - because I know what an amazing time you are about to have! Your lives are about to change, your universe is about to change. For me, everything turned upside down the first time I held my son - and the world is such a different/wonderful place.. so full. Congratulations!

November 5, 2008 at 6:06:00 PM PST  
Blogger Antti said...

Long time lurker, first time poster; Love and good wishes to all five of you.

It's been a long time coming, but change gonna come...

And what a wonderful change it will be...

Antti x

November 5, 2008 at 7:43:00 PM PST  
OpenID bijougirl said...

{{{Love}}}

November 5, 2008 at 8:12:00 PM PST  
Blogger samin said...

hoping that boho baby comes soon, safe and sound. maybe on my birthday (friday!)??!?!?!

November 5, 2008 at 9:19:00 PM PST  
Anonymous www.writeyourselffree.com said...

Love and warm embraces to you.That little baby is so blessed.

I hold you all in my thoughts and prayers.

November 5, 2008 at 10:29:00 PM PST  
Blogger scrapyoga said...

I just caught up on all that had been going on with you-I am so happy for you all! this is truly a blessing of beauty, grace, and flow. I actually started crying as I read back to the post of K.

So happy for and this new journey!

November 5, 2008 at 11:14:00 PM PST  
Blogger shirbit said...

so happy for you! I'm on vacation, in Hawaii and following your journey...this is so beautiful, wishing you all well!

November 6, 2008 at 8:11:00 AM PST  
Blogger Phoenix said...

heya..
i was readin a post on a blog which directed me to your blog.
i feel u should take a look at that blog, since i feel the author deserves your appreciation, just in case. no pushing though.
here s the link :http://awhimsicalbohemian.typepad.com/a_whimsical_bohemian/2008/11/walking-in-anothers-shoes.html#comments

take care.
stay happy.
good luck.
peace.
phoenix.

November 8, 2008 at 6:16:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We survive. That's our most beautiful strength. Enjoy this magical experience. Life is cool that way. Good times for you and your family.

TJ (Tan Jugs)

November 12, 2008 at 8:06:00 PM PST  

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