It didn't happen. I had my hopes set on the 17th. I woke up feeling awesome, not a good sign for someone hoping to go into labor any minute. But the day was fabulous anyway and I still feel awesome and I think I can hold out another week or longer.
The best days for me are usually unplanned and end up in unexpected water fun. The other day I was watching water run down the gutter and remembered a great day from my childhood. We had just driven home from a violin performance so our hair was done but the gutters were overflowing after a summer rain. We ended up having a huge water fight with my mom--just plastic cups and a gutter full of water. Totally gross but it was a great memory and I'd do it again.
Yesterday the fountains were on unexpectedly at the park. I can't think of anything better than a bunch of kids splashing around in their clothes or better yet, just undies and diapers.
Then I went out to eat with my favorite people here for my 'baby shower'. I felt silly having a full blown shower because this is my second and I really have most the things I need. So I loved taking the afternoon off and just spending it with some great company.
There just is no good way to take a picture of people at a table. My big half head is covering up Lisa and McKayla. McKayla is my one and only beehive and I was so excited to see she was there. Although, I think she'd had it when we started in on the nursing and labor stories :)
That evening we walked. And walked and walked. You know, one last ditch effort to make it by the 17th. But it was a beautiful evening so not a total loss. I'll keep you updated...