Our Stand-in Cardboard Baby
My wife, who’s 41-weeks pregnant today, has her last scheduled out-patient doctor’s visit this afternoon.
They’ll check and see if there’s any additional dilation and cervical thinning to (perhaps) indicate when the baby might be making his soon arrival.
If the doctor tells us there’s no additional action and that the boy is hunkered in tighter than a WWI Doughboy in a embattled trench on the Western Front – we’re prepared for a C-section later in the week.
In the meantime we’re waiting.
And waiting sometimes makes people do some silly things. In the tradition of Castaway and Tom Hanks’ famous inanimate co-star – a Wilson volleyball – I went ahead and created a cardboard cutout baby stand-in [see photo insert].
Initially, it seemed like a good idea but our daughters staged a short :35 second protest that we captured on video to share.