So… Eileen’s due date is here, but as of this writing, she and Chris are still waiting – and in fact, according to a text message yesterday, she’s feeling like it’s going to be a while. This means we have time to throw around random predictions, advice, and other encouragement.
- My official prediction is Wednesday. This is mostly because I’d like James to have a birthday that’s all his own and not shared with another member of the family – and the 29th is the soonest that can happen. (Sorry. I’m pretty sure you don’t actually want to wait that long.)
- My advice/encouragement is to feel comfortable with ignoring as much well-meaning, you-have-to-do-this-or-blah-blah-blah advice as you wish. Feel confident that you and Chris know each other, and that you two will know James better than anyone else. Trust yourselves, nod and smile, and do it your way.
OK… Now that I’ve just kind of shat on the idea of advice giving, have at it in the comments, because for every piece of advice that isn’t going to work for their family, there is one that is going to be exactly what they need to know.
Oh, and when James decides to arrive, I’ll post a comment here right away (provided I get the OK from his parents) so if you want the breaking news, check the box below the comments that says “Notify me of follow-up comments via email.” This may mean a lot of messages for a few days, but messages full of happy encouragement that culminate in a “HE’S HERE!” message make for a cheery inbox, right?
UPDATE (9/28/10, 3:45 pm EDT)
James is not here, yet, but we now know when he will be, rather more specifically than we had expected. Eileen’s doctor has decided a c-section is going to be the safest way to bring him into the world, so he’ll be making his debut around noon CDT tomorrow. This means, of course, that I picked the correct birthday. 🙂
I’ll post the news of his arrival as soon as I get it, and photos as soon as I am given permission to do so by Eileen and Chris.
Update, 9/29/10, 3:35 p.m. EDT
James arrived a little over two hours ago. New post coming shortly with details.