Sunday, April 20, 2008

Your Predictions, Please!

Well, it is 9:26 am on April 20, 2008, and baby girl Wind has still not arrived. Last night I had sustained and strong contractions, about 60 seconds long every 2-3 minutes, that increased in intensity until about 2am. After that they started to space out and so we went to sleep, but more strong contractions woke me up 3-4 times an hour, but not enough to feel like it was the real deal.

This morning I had an appointment with my doctor, so dragged myself out of bed for the 8am appointment. The doctor did another stress test and all looks well. The kicker, though, was that when I clarified with her, "So, you're just finishing your shift now and have the next two days off, right? But if I go into labor you can be here, right?" (things we had previously discussed), she said, in typical Asianese fashion, "Oh, maybe I will have to be out of town." Trying to remain calm, I asked for more details. As it turns out, she wasn't sure either when or how long she would have to be out of town for a work-related meeting. But she tried to reassure me by saying, "I think your Asianese is very good, you don't need to worry if I am not here." It's not the language I'm concerned about, it's all of those details in the birth plan that we had worked out with her previously, and if we get another doctor, all bets are off!

So we are still waiting for Father's perfect timing, and truly pray that the time would include the doctor we've been working with all of this time. I feel like I especially need His strength for patience and to take the roller coaster of emotions in stride. Last night was the 5th night that we thought "it could be the time" and definitely had the most serious and lengthy signs of real labor. How much longer can this go on?!!! Today we plan to just rest, take things easy, and see what happens.

To finally get to the point of this post, I thought it would be fun (and a happy distraction for me!)if all of you would like to predict baby girl Wind's arrival date, weight, and length. Leave a comment and tell me what you think! And who knows, maybe there will be a prize for the winner!

Thanks to all of you for your prayers and support. We appreciate and love you, and are eager to share with you our happy news when the time comes!


erica w said...

Oh I am so praying that your little misses comes soon! I know exactly how you feel - and it is still oh so clear in my mind! :)
Here is my prediction...

Birthday: April 22nd
Weight: 9lbs 7oz
Length: 21in
Looks like: Perfect beauty!


Sandra said...

Date: April 23
Weight: 10lbs 3oz
Length: 22in

Ethan said...

I don't know off the top of my head what the time difference is, but based on your recent activity......

My 'prediction' is that you had the baby at 4:20am Central (3 hours ago :)

I'm terrible with the weight and height guesses, but I'm really good at guessing names;

Welcome to our world, Claudia Wind!

Looking forward (or backward) for your news!

Ethan and the Johnsons

Jennifer said...

Hmmm... the waiting game is no fun at all!

Birthday: April 21
Weight: 8 lb 4 oz
Length: 22 in

And I thinK you guys get the best prize of all!

Anonymous said...

Birthday: April 28th
Weight: 9Lbs 4oz
Length: 21in

The Culbertsons said...


Birthday: April 22nd (it is a great day. My dear grandmother was born!)
Weight: 9lbs 14oz
Length: 20 3/4"

Hoping it will be soon - Our Father is teaching you perserverance!

Anna said...

I am lifting you up and especially requesting the hasty return of your doctor!

I predict...

Date: April 25

Laurel said...

Hi Rachel

I'll say April 23rd at 10:06 p.m., 10 lb 2 oz, 22 inches. I always thought I had probably produced the biggest-ever Wind baby (Julian was 10.06 lbs.), but from the photos, it appears you may "win!"

You're in our thoughts and prayers this week especially --


Anonymous said...

Oh, I hope the baby is born today because its my mom's birthday today and that would be fun!

Birthday: April 21
Weight:9lbs 8oz.
Length: 21 in

Katie A.
(Ken and Beth's oldest)

Rachel said...

Hi Everyone,
48 hours has passed and still no baby . . . on the outside that is! So, sorry to those of you who gave optimistic (and encouraging) predictions! We're thinking now that the earliest she will probably be born is on her due date, tomorrow (since I'm not in labor yet, and babies often like to come at night). We shall see!

Love to you all,

erica w said...

Thanks for the update! I have been checking back regularly to see if there is any new news! Still praying that she comes soon and that your doctor stays in town!

Jennifer said...

That's okay... we know who is in charge of this. Of course, it's easy for me to say "that's okay." I'm not the one who has been in labor for 3 weeks!

Kevin & Becky Peek said...

I would like to throw in my guess for April 24, 9lbs 2oz, length 21 inches. And she will come out with a full head of hair.


Monty and Germaine said...

April 25th in the early a.m. hours; 8lbs 4oz; 21 inches. I can't wait to see her! Hang in there Big Momma!!! We are all lifting you up and excited for the next Wind to blow into our lives:).