Friday’s child is loving and giving

by DaniGirl on February 8, 2008 · 47 comments

in Postcards from my uterus

Just one last post before we head out to the hospital for the induction! The hospital called to have us come in for 7:30, but when I called the student midwife she called the hospital back to delay it until 8:30 to give the other midwife time to sleep after their long day yesterday. Just waiting for Granny and Papa Lou to arrive, and for my last cup of coffee to percolate.

Can you believe this agreeable little baby of mine actually let me sleep somewhere around seven hours last night? It took me a while to fall asleep, which never happens, but I slept pretty well in two and three hour chunks and was fast asleep when the hospital called at 6:00. I had a few contractions on and off, but nothing regular and nothing painful. (I’m sure I’ll be having those soon enough!)

By the way, the title of this post was inspired by my mom, who started reciting the lines of the old poem at the beginning of the week when we were first facing a Tuesday’s child (full of grace). I’ll admit that when I thought my water broke at 1:15 on Wednesday morning, one of my first thoughts was “Oh no! Wednesday’s child is full of woe!” But Friday’s child is loving and giving, and I can confirm that because I’m a Friday’s child, too! *grin* What day were you born?

At least, this child BETTER be born on Friday!!!

Unfortunately, I won’t be bringing my laptop to the hospital (no wi-fi, darn!) but I’ll have my notebook and my camera… and lots of juicy details for you in the next couple of weeks. Thanks again for playing along with me yesterday, I can’t imagine a more fun way to pass a very strange but ultimately memorable and enjoyable day!

{ 47 comments… read them below or add one }

1 dean dad February 8, 2008 at 6:55 am

Go Dani! It’s his birthday!

Go Dani! It’s his birthday!

(Admittedly, that’s from ‘American Pie,’ but it has achieved ‘running joke’ status around my house.)

We’re rootin’ for ya!

2 Chris (Mombie) February 8, 2008 at 7:12 am

Here’s hoping for a super easy labour (to make up for all the waiting!).

I’ll be thinking about you.

3 Bex February 8, 2008 at 7:32 am

02 08 2008 is a very cool birthdate dontcha think? All the best Dani!!! btw- I was a thursday baby- and until i actually read the full detail of what that meant based onthe poem, having “far to go” didn’t sound so positive off the get-go…

question remains- did you actually watch (enjoy) survivor last night???

4 Barbara February 8, 2008 at 7:36 am

I sure do hope that you have a Friday baby. Though, as a Saturday baby, I must say that working hard for a living is not such a bad gig. It took me 13 hours from induction to Reid’s birth. I hope you’re scoffing at the thought while holding a noon hour birthed baby when you read this.

5 ewe_are_here February 8, 2008 at 7:55 am

Good luck!

6 Jody February 8, 2008 at 8:03 am

Congratulations on making it to the induction, and safe journeys through labor and that baby in your arms!

7 valerie February 8, 2008 at 8:03 am

smooth sailing, Dani. 08/02/08 will be an excellent b’date. Hope it goes well.

8 trixie February 8, 2008 at 8:05 am

Very excited!! Enjoy yourself with babe & fam… We can wait (a little) for the news πŸ™‚

9 Rebecca February 8, 2008 at 8:09 am

Yesterday WAS fun – thank you for sharing that with us! I’m so excited for you guys today! Can’t wait to hear!

My wish for you is an easy labor and delivery as well as an easy first few weeks. I was induced after stop/start labor with my second and it was 2 hrs start to finish, so know that it can be swift and easy.

Welcome to the world, little one!!

10 Casey February 8, 2008 at 8:16 am

Good luck, Dani!

11 Mom On The Run February 8, 2008 at 8:23 am

I had fun yesterday too, thanks for sharing the journey with us. Good luck today – I can’t for pics!

PS – I was a Tuesday’s child, my DD #1 was a Wednesday child (and she fits the description of a Wednesday) and DD #2 was a Saturday’s child

12 JoJo February 8, 2008 at 8:24 am

Good luck baby! Good Luck Dani!

And I am Wednesday’s child. I didn’t like it until I read the rest of it:

Wednesday’s child is full of woe.
You are a serious person, and try to change things that seem unfair.
You make the world a better place!

I don’t know about serious but……

Any chance Beloved will hook up a webcam in the room? πŸ™‚

13 Veronica Mitchell February 8, 2008 at 8:25 am

Seven hours of sleep! I hope he continues to be that considerate.

14 jo(e) February 8, 2008 at 8:47 am

Thinking of you today!

(I dance through life because I’m full of grace.)

15 Marla February 8, 2008 at 8:47 am

I’ve got my fingers, toes and heart ventricles crossed that all goes well and you have a lovely birth and beautiful, healthy player to be named later today (PTBNLT!)

Please tell me though – someone’s going to let us know within minutes of the happening, right? Somehow?

16 bubandpie February 8, 2008 at 8:48 am

Happy birthing day to do you too, my dear. Is it wrong that I feel kind of lonely now that I know you’re in the hospital and I (probably) can’t expect updates several times throughout the day?

Waiting on tenterhooks for your next post…

(Captcha: rancher agod – this is going to be quite the boy-child you’re birthing today!)

17 bubandpie February 8, 2008 at 8:49 am

Wait! Outgoing nial! Do you think you should name him Niall/Neil? He’s sure to be outgoing in any case, with your for his mom.

18 Cait February 8, 2008 at 8:57 am

Best of luck!

19 Lindsay February 8, 2008 at 9:02 am

I’m a Friday’s child and a true Friday’s child if I do say so myself πŸ˜‰ I’ve got a gorgeous Monday’s boy, an excessively woeful Wednesday’s boy, and a Thursday’s boy who has yet to show his true colours. Good luck! Although you’ll be through with the needing labour luck by the time you read this and you’ll be needing 3 boys luck…

20 twimomplusone February 8, 2008 at 9:23 am

thinking of you and hoping all goes well πŸ™‚


21 Chantal February 8, 2008 at 9:23 am

Wishing you all the best and looking forward to the birth story post!

22 Kate February 8, 2008 at 9:28 am

What a relief to have a plan! πŸ™‚

I have two Friday’s children myself…I wish the loving and giving would apply a little better when Ema is under the weather. We’ll chalk it up to their ages.

23 Andrea February 8, 2008 at 9:30 am

Good luck!

24 Sheila February 8, 2008 at 10:10 am

So glad you got some rest! Best wishes for a smooth labour and delivery, and for much joy as you get to know your new little boy. Looking forward to hearing about it later, when you have enough time and energy to post something. No hurry though.

25 Sharon February 8, 2008 at 10:12 am

I’m a Friday’s child.
I hope you get a friday baby.
to you, Beloved and the excited older brothers!

26 Not So Little Sister February 8, 2008 at 10:17 am

Yay!!! Yesterday was too fun.

What are we all going to do today? πŸ™‚

Can’t wait to hear all about it. Good luck!

27 Shauna February 8, 2008 at 10:29 am

Best of luck today!

28 Kathryn February 8, 2008 at 10:57 am

Yeah!!! Good luck!

29 mamatulip February 8, 2008 at 11:12 am

Good luck, Dani!

My catchpa: 9.30 benefiting. So maybe by 9.30 you’ll be benefiting from not being pregnant anymore?

30 Cindy D. February 8, 2008 at 12:06 pm

FINALLY πŸ™‚ I hope you are holding your sweet baby in your arms by now.

31 Mac and Cheese February 8, 2008 at 12:17 pm

Hope everything goes smoothly.

32 Liz February 8, 2008 at 12:24 pm

MM was a Friday’s child. And it’s very true that he is loving and giving.

I’m so excited for you all and can’t wait for the news!

Captcha = JACOBS he

So, I’m wondering if TPTBNL is a Jacob?

33 Chris February 8, 2008 at 12:50 pm

well, well. it seems that my prediction will be true and the new one will be born on my birthday after all πŸ™‚ Come on out and join us, baby!

best wishes on the labour. if my entire prediction is right, you will be holding that boy by lunch.

34 Sue February 8, 2008 at 12:53 pm

best wishes for all of you!!

35 Fawn February 8, 2008 at 12:59 pm

Happy birthday Chris (and PTBNL, too, I hope!)

I’m a Sunday baby, which is a lot to live up to, hubby is a Friday baby, and Jade is a Monday girl. So we’re a loving lot at our house.

I was 3 cm dilated when I went on oxytocin; they said it would take an hour per cm after regular contractions were established. I was worried I couldn’t take it (wanted a pain-med free birth) so they gave me “just a whiff” to start things up at 11:00 and Jade was born by 12:30. It was fast but awesome – never even thought about pain meds. Hope it’s just as good for that skinny, long baby of yourse!

36 Renee February 8, 2008 at 2:38 pm

Good, good luck, Dani! I can’t believe this boy is finally coming.

37 jennyandtim February 8, 2008 at 3:03 pm

Hope all goes well for y our family today.

38 Dal February 8, 2008 at 3:19 pm

Good luck Dani!!! Here’s to a healthy 13 pound baby boy…just kidding! Ok, bad joke, really bad joke! πŸ˜‰


39 revdrmom February 8, 2008 at 4:22 pm

Thinking of you….hope all goes well.

40 Sara February 8, 2008 at 4:34 pm

So what just checking out ‘This day in history’ and although maybe not relevant, here’s a few things that happened on previous February 8th’s!!

1. 1931: James Dean the actor was born
2. 1922: The US President had a radio installed in the whilte house
3. 1969: The last edition of ‘The Saturday Post’ was published.
4. 1974: Seth Green the actor was born
5. 2007: Anna Nicole Smith passed away – but lets not dwell on this one!!!!

Can’t wait for an update… hope all is going well for you!

41 Marla February 8, 2008 at 5:44 pm

Captcha Oracle: Minuteman son (hahahahahahahahaha)
(Just love the good will going on in your comments!)

42 Rosebud & Papoosie Girl February 8, 2008 at 6:35 pm

Best of luck! I was born and so were my two girls on Thursday. I had forgotten about that poem.

Eek. My captcha is lover prudently..

43 Mommy from the burbs February 8, 2008 at 6:36 pm

Ok, I finally got online and first thing I did? Came here!! Can’t wait to meet the new little guy. Its been so enjoyable kicking back with my tea and your blog during the last nine months! Hugs and prayers!

My captcha: firms mills πŸ™‚

44 Chris (Mombie) February 8, 2008 at 7:22 pm

Captcha: House produces.

Hmm, I hope you don’t have to deal with a Doctor like Greg House.

(I keep checking back her hoping someone hacks in and tells us how you are doing. )

45 Sara February 8, 2008 at 8:17 pm

Hey, at least Saturday’s child, working hard for a living, won’t be in your basement when he’s 30 with his collection of Star Trek DVDs πŸ˜‰

I’m hoping by now there’s a baby in your arms.

I was a Wednesday’s child. Never felt particularly woeful but I can be inclined to introspection. Primo is Monday – he’s fair enough of face when he washes it and doesn’t have snaggly loose teeth. Secunda is Tuesday, and she, indeed is full of grace, both social and physical.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are all pretty reasonable days πŸ™‚

46 kgirl February 8, 2008 at 10:36 pm

Can’t wait to hear the good news! Wishing you a wonderful wonderful delivery.

47 Fawn February 8, 2008 at 11:28 pm

Interesting… I just came back here to read the rest of the comments and decided to click over to the nursery rhyme link, even though I know it. But the version I know, the child born on the Sabbath day is not “fair and wise” etc., but “bonny and blithe” (and good and gay). Hmm, I like my version better – the alliteration is so appealing. πŸ™‚

I’m such a geek.

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