It’s a strange weather morning here. Calm and still most of the time… and then every hour and a half or so there will be a few minutes of gusty wind. Where Ruby will jump up to be closer to me and you can hear potted plants falling around the neighborhood and doors slamming shut by themselves and wind chimes tinkling and the clouds will race in billows to get to the other side of the sky. And then it will all be still again, and Ruby will go back to being mostly concerned about her morning nap.
So here we are… 3 days and counting till the due date… but the due date is starting to feel irrelevant because I very much doubt this baby will want to come out by Monday. What a comfy little life he must have in there, huh. Although he has dropped significantly! Check out the belly now…
Seriously protruding. It looks like I’ve grown a ton, but it’s really just the dropping that makes it look so much rounder. So each time I go into the doctor… they say things are progressing… but not to the point where labor seems imminent yet.
By the way, this photo was taken during our trip down to LA on Monday, our 29 week mark… which was such a fun day/night and felt almost like a mini babymoon. Another little last hurrah.
We had breakfast in Santa Barbara at Jeannine’s before driving down to LA, courtesy of a gift certificate from some fantastic friends 🙂 The Getty was a bust, since we didn’t realize they were closed on Mondays… but we ended up at the Griffith Observatory, which has some pretty great views of Hollywood, famous sign and everything. A little strolling, a little picnicking on the Observatory steps, a little napping back at the hotel room, some Thai food dinner, and then a REALLY AMAZING Bon Iver concert.
Even the baby enjoyed the concert, and made it known by dancing in my belly pretty much non-stop for about three hours! He’d kick real powerful during the more upbeat songs, and sort of slowly swirl and groove during the slowly songs. And he had a pretty consistent rhythm on the downbeat going on. Maybe he’ll be a drummer?
I don’t know if it comes across as well in this video… but, man, does he have some powerful movements now. My belly gets warped into all kinds of shapes depending on where he decides to hang out. And you can see how dramatically he rolls and shifts, just from looking! It still trips me out sometimes just to sit still and watch my belly move.
So we’ll continue to wait, and keep you updated if anything new and exciting happens! Or maybe even if anything silly and little happens.
Here is a little gallery of more LA photos, if you’d like a hipstamatic tour: