A Bonzai PSA – “Babywatch 2010″

February 22nd, 2010 - filed under: The Farm » Family

IMG_3164“Knock knock!”

It’s getting pretty close to Go-Time, guys! I am now 37 weeks and 5 days pregnant, which means I’m 5 days into officially, technically ‘term’. Most women gestate for 40 weeks but my midwives expect an earlier arrival for me. Like, ANY DAY NOW!

I do have a posting schedule all set for the next few weeks . . . but it’s probably more ambitious than it is realistic. I’ll do my best to let you know as soon as I go into labor, and also to keep you updated in the days afterwards. I know you’ll want pictures! But of course, the truth is I’ve never done this before and it’s impossible to know how available I’ll actually be. So please just bear with me, my dears.

In the case that I do just disappear one day, please think happy labor thoughts for me. And maybe send some extra love towards my son – he’ll be making his grand entrance into this world and I can only imagine that’s a pretty intense experience.

I just can’t wait to meet him!!!

IMG_3155Gettin’ silly at the midwife’s office.


  • Maren-inthe-UK

    lol, that’s what the midwives told me (you’re 2cm… any minute now! Riiiiight. I was 2cm for 2 1/2 weeks before The Day), but I ended up delivering at 42 weeks, the day before I was scheduled for induction (induction because the midwives would not let me go over the xmas/new years break undelivered and risk a complication taking up the already-skeleton staff during that time). Lucky my daughter decided to emerge when threatened with induction :) Best of luck to you!

  • http://tabularasahealth.com Hope Hughes

    Congrats and good luck! Can’t wait to see his face!! You look absolutely stunning!!! I hope everything goes well!! I’ll keep ya in my thoughts!!!

  • http://flightsofthevalkyrie.blogspot.com/ Valerie

    I hope everything goes smoothly for you and the little one! We totally understand that you may not be around for awhile. You have more important things to do than blog. Best wishes!

  • Kate

    Well don’t you look gorgeous and round! I can’t wait to see him!

  • Cassie

    so excited! so exciting! lots of luck and love and magic for you all :)

  • http://makeway4ducklings.blogspot.com bashtree

    We’re excited too!!! Can’t wait for photos. But take it easy, you :) So happy for you!!

  • Sarah

    Good luck with everything! Here’s to hoping for early and smooth!

    Hit up LLLi.org forums for breastfeeding advice if you need it/planning on bf-ing :) Meetings are good too depending on your area, but there’s something about 2am that makes for urgent questions. Meetings have been so helpful for me and my now toddler :)

  • Leah

    Congrats and sending best thoughts to you for an empowering delivery. You’ll be fabulous!

  • little deer

    Good luck during this exciting time!

  • stephanie

    don’t listen to what they [even your midwives] tell you about when you’ll go into labor … just go … and have a great time birthing that baby! your body was made for it!

  • Tenise Rae

    You’re gonna be fabulous!!! I was checkin’ out your blog of weekly prego pics. You have definitely changed…..not just belly size, but your facial features even. You look more….what’s the word…mature? Mommy-esque? Whatever it is being a future mommy definitely fits you! :D
    Oh and I found in the first few months of mommyhood I had MORE time on my hands than I thought I would. They just sleep soooo much when they’re new. I think it was around 6-9 months when things really start picking up and I didn’t have time to sit at the computer anymore. Hehehe.
    Who knows though…every baby (and mommy) is different. I wish you the best of luck and I too can not wait for pictures….I guess I kinda have to though. :D

  • Salekdarling

    AHH! This is so exciting! It’s like introducing a new member into the family. I’m already thinking of you my dear Sayward. When the time comes, have a safe and happy labor. :-)

  • Cary M

    I’m so excited for you. I know your son will be a healthy, happy vegan baby, just like mine will be in four months :)

  • http://twitter.com/erosan EroSan

    ahhh!!! so close now!

    I’m happy for you!

    my best wishes go with you!

  • Eileen

    Congratulations and Good luck.

  • http://indiearsenal.com Farmingtheburbs

    Enjoy every last minute with your hubby, don’t be surprised or upset if you go full term or even late, and walk all you can. :-) Have loads of fun. Can’t wait to hear all about him.

  • http://www.notimeatall.com Amycat

    So excited for you and future little vegan bub!
    Sending good vibes xxx

  • Kelly

    You look beautiful lady! I’m wishing you an “easy” labor/delivery and a healthy and happy lil’ cherub!

  • http://kpapoulias.blogspot.com/ Kathryn

    I have nothing coherent to say besides AHHHH! I’m so excited for you! I hope everything goes smoothly!

  • Minna

    I, too am excited :) And will think the happiest, most positive labor thoughts I possibly can! :D

    It’s gonna be a nice challenge for you, trying to find the time for Bonzai! Although he’s probably going to just sleep and eat for the first months, you’re gonna be busy with watching him sleep (:

    PS! Don’t worry about letting us know, just take it easy during your labor. :D

    Greetings from Melbourne! (I remember once complaining about how Australians don’t know anything about veganism and there’s no diversity here.. but here’s my proof. Melbourne rocks!)

  • Annelise

    Woohoo! You’ve got two people in New Hampshire sending happy baby thoughts your way. Good luck!

  • Sandi Gulin

    Good luck and best wishes! I had twins eight months ago, so I know how you’re feeling. Enjoy every moment before and after. You’re going to be a busy girl soon!

  • http://SustainableHomestead.etsy.com Cayce

    you look great! what a pretty bump!

  • Melisa

    I am so excited for you! I think you will amaze yourself with 1)how strong you are in labor, and 2)how your heart can literally ACHE with love for somebody you just met. Blessing be upon all three of you.

  • http://bonzaiaphrodite.com Sayward

    THANK YOU! You guys are so great and so supportive, it means so much to me. And I just love knowing that he will have an amazing group of people, all over the world, cheering him on as he enters the world. That is just the most incredible feeling. So, thank you, to all of you. =)

  • Richard

    Good luck!! wow its passsed so quickly since you posted you were pregnant :)

  • Carrie

    You are such a gorgeous pregnant babe and you will be a marvelous mommy. I too went 42 weeks despite midwife predictions and those last weeks are looooong but for me they were incredibly productive – it felt like “extra” time. Whenever your little guy makes an appearance, I hope you have a beautiful birth!