February 20, 2010


My husband laughs when he touches my belly.

I stayed in bed until the very end.  He was supposed to arrive late Thursday night but ended up here Friday morning instead.  I passed many excruciating Hours In Between dreaming crazy things like that his flight had been diverted to Cincinnati or that he had to hitch a ride on Noah's Ark to get home.

When I saw him, I thought his beard looked a lot nicer in person than in pictures.  He thought my belly was much smaller than he imagined it would be.

He likes getting kicked.  But he says he's ready to meet our baby on the outside already.

I got out of bed after two weeks, and my legs are weak.  The baby also seems a lot bigger and heavier than she did previously.  I can't believe how much she's grown while I was just lying there.

And I now officially understand lightning crotch.  I wish I didn't.

But I promise I won't complain.  I got everything I wanted: a healthy baby, a safe deployment, and my family all together again before baby arrives.

I will remind myself of that when my legs go numb with pain.

Posted by: Sarah at 08:21 AM | Comments (22) | Add Comment
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1 WOO HOOOOOOOOOOO. Cant wait to read the post when the little one is born. Enjoy your time together before babygrok arrives. 

Posted by: Keri at February 20, 2010 08:52 AM (dtvJC)

2 Wooohoo!!!!  I am so glad to see this post!  Enjoy your time together and I'll be sending thoughts and prayers your way for an uneventful labor and delivery!  I'm so happy for you two!

Posted by: Stephanie at February 20, 2010 09:24 AM (AksCG)

3 Yay! So glad you two are going to get to share this experience in the same room! As Stephanie said, prayers for a safe, healthy labour and delivery.

Posted by: Linda at February 20, 2010 10:50 AM (krOs7)

4 So happy for the (soon to be) three of you!

Posted by: Val L. at February 20, 2010 10:57 AM (F4Qv7)

5 I'm so glad it's all working out now!!  Watch her hang in there for another week :-)  

Posted by: Beth at February 20, 2010 11:18 AM (Xd7j/)


I'm so happy he's home, safe and sound and that you're sweet little girl has managed to wait for him.  :-)

Posted by: Heather at February 20, 2010 11:26 AM (9k/pz)

7 Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! I'm so glad he made it home before she arrived.  I'm so happy you will be able to share that experience with each other!

Posted by: sharona at February 20, 2010 12:13 PM (SSnIN)

8 Sorry sweetie, but your new nickname is  lightning crotch.

Posted by: Chuck at February 20, 2010 12:18 PM (bMH2g)

9 I vaguely remember the term "lightening" (with the e) but I can guaran-double-damn-tee you I never heard it referred to a crotch.  Course, ladies in my day didn't use that word, at least if we weren't sewing up some pants. ;D
We did refer to babies as having dropped and I know some still do. 
Only because I live on the Gulf coast and know people in the business do I know that an oil tanker sits offshore until it is lightered.  I suspect there is something to grammar of the lightening crotch akin to a ship lightering.
Lightering - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaLightering is the process of transferring cargo between vessels of different sizes, usually between a barge and a bulker or oil tanker.

Posted by: Ruth H at February 20, 2010 04:30 PM (4u82p)


As much as I love having these updates I DO hope this is the last we hear until the baby is about 72 hrs old. Enjoy these precious QUIET moments together.

And congratulations!! I am so very VERY happy for you guys!!

Posted by: LauraB at February 20, 2010 05:46 PM (F24xe)

11 Cheers from Virginia ~ so happy for the three of you!  Deployment gremlins ha - no more!  *poof*

Posted by: awiv at February 20, 2010 05:57 PM (4McD6)

12 Yay Yay Yay!!!!

Posted by: Val at February 20, 2010 06:04 PM (JPt9E)

13 I'm so thankful that he made it home safely, before the birth of Baby Grok!  Now, finally, you can relax and enjoy! 

Posted by: Mary at February 21, 2010 01:45 AM (MZGTX)


Posted by: MargeinMI at February 21, 2010 08:20 AM (hYFF2)

15 Oh yay! I'm so happy to hear that everything worked out for you!

Posted by: Sespi at February 21, 2010 12:27 PM (pjsKA)

16 I'm so glad!!! So glad he's home, so glad he's gotten to see you pregnant. I hope all continues to go smoothly for you (and I'm sorry you're not feeling super physically).

Posted by: Lucy at February 21, 2010 12:38 PM (uaK5D)

17 Three cheers for your husband! I'm so very glad he's home! And that you've gotten out of bed once! And I hope Charlie starts feeling better! Take care ... that baby will be bouncing around and causing sleepless nights before you know it!

Posted by: Darla at February 21, 2010 12:41 PM (XvIN7)

18 Thank goodness. You guys have been on my mind a lot lately. I'm glad he's home and getting to experience some of the pregnancy with you. He's there for the really important stuff. I'm sorry your legs are so weak. Sounds like you're doing the right thing though.

Posted by: Sara at February 21, 2010 07:26 PM (PdlOu)

19 So happy for y'all.

Go make some wonderful memories!


Posted by: Nicki at February 21, 2010 10:05 PM (fqQct)

20 FANTASTIC!  Now I just can't wait to see baby grok

Posted by: dutchgirl at February 21, 2010 10:09 PM (Yg8bq)

21 Welcome home! I'm thrilled for you and can't wait for the next bit of shining news....baby grok!

Posted by: Susan at February 22, 2010 08:33 AM (4aKG6)

22 So glad he made it home safely!!!

Posted by: Tootie at February 24, 2010 06:26 PM (E6IKW)

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