Surprise Guest Artist

“Lyra and Zoe”

Watercolor, By Ian (age 6)

This past weekend, DH and I spent time with Linda and her family. If you’ve been visiting me a while, you’ve met them here before.

Linda’s boys are very excited about meeting the new baby, and very curious about how he’s going to come out. Also, they are excited that they will be minding the “puppies” for us this week (hence the painting).

Anyway, Ian has a very quick and analytical mind, and had a couple of great theories on how to make the baby come out:

1. I should eat and eat and eat, until he becomes so big he just falls out.

2. OR, I should eat things that he doesn’t like. This will make him mad, and he’ll come flying out by himself. The only drawback with this method, though, is that once he’s not mad anymore, he might want to go back in.

Younger brother C, age 4, just wants to see the baby’s face. When I explained that the baby is inside my tummy where nobody can see it, and that’s why my tummy is so big, he pulled up his own shirt and declared that there’s a baby in his tummy, too. And Ian’s. And DH’s.

Kids are awesome.


Speaking of baby news, for anyone wondering I’m going to be induced tomorrow, just past the due date and timed so that my mom can be here and have a chance to see him before she has to leave on Sunday.

Once we have pictures uploaded, there will be links 🙂

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12 Responses to Surprise Guest Artist

  1. Mizz E says:

    Oh my awesomeness! I know you are looking forward to seeing his face too! You and little Liam will be in my prayers. Can hardly wait to see your pictures. Happy Birth-day Julie!

  2. f/zero says:

    Woohoo, Julie! Can’t wait to greet the new kit. Godspeed!

  3. Rick says:

    Godspeed, indeed!

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  5. snoopmurph says:


    We are all incredibly excited for Liam’s arrival. Lots of good thoughts and love to all of you!

    Z and L are having a grand time with the boys, btw.

  6. retriever says:

    Loving thoughts and prayers. For you, your husband and the dear baby.

  7. Julie says:

    Thanks, Retriever. Things are going well, but verrrrrry slowly. Thank heavenfor epidurals!

  8. mushroom says:

    Another June birthday. This is great.

  9. Woohoo! And on my mom’s b’day!


  10. hbidwell says:

    Wrapping you and your family in Love and praying for your Special Delivery!

  11. USS Ben says:

    Congratulations Julie and DH!
    Which method listed above did the doc use to induce labor? :^)

  12. julie says:

    I think we were almost ready to try both.

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