Thursday Thursday

By this time on Thursday I will have had a little baby.
Big-P and I went on over to the doctor’s yesterday morning and he suggested that we should schedule a caesarean and get this little creature out into the world. How surreal. How very, very surreal.

How exciting and scary and amazing.

Not long now little boo.

186 Responses to “Thursday Thursday”


    Good luck with motherhood. You will have many years of hard slog ahead of you, but I guess that’s not the sort of thing you want to think about! hehe. Get lots of sleep now while you can! Best of luck to you and Phil – you two will make the cutest parents! *squeals*


    congrats on the little baby! It’s spring in AustralΓ­a right? anyways, spring in Iceland is a lovely time of year to have a baby, you have the whole summer to look forward too.


    Quick…go to a movie, take a quiet drive, make something hot and spicy…then that will be it for 18 years. Good luck and use a pillow when you need to sneeze.


    Ahhhhh! Gosh Pea, I’m so excited for you, P and your family. Good luck with everything! Will we see a Henry’s Diary style page popping up in a week?xx


    Congrats! I wish you well and can’t wait to hear all about the new little one on the other side of Thursday! Wahoo! God bless you!


    good luck, I’m sure you won’t need it.
    And as my friend (who’s just had her babe via c-section) says: compared to a natural birth, it’s a piece of piss …
    Her obstetrician wrinkled his brow at that.



    Congratulations! Don’t forget to keep us updated even after the birth. If you can. I don’t have one, so I have no personal experience with how overwhelming it can be. Good luck!


    I wish you and Big-P lots of luck, Claire. bluepixie and I will be thinking good thoughts come Thursday…


    I’d say sleep in… you won’t have that luxury again for a while.
    How exciting! At least with a Ceasar you know when it’s going to happen. (unless it happens sooner naturally, ooher.)


    Congratulations & best wishes.


    will be thinking of you here on the other side of the world ! Can’t wait to hear about it!


    good luck! holding your baby for the first time is an absolutely amazing experience. can’t wait to hear about yours.


    A poem for you…and happy birth to your baby πŸ˜€



    It is important to me
    that I spend a part
    of the next few hours here
    alone with you in the darkness.

    You and I will never be
    this close again.
    By morning you will be
    a tiny person
    all on your own.
    No longer the kicking,
    demanding bulge in my body
    that I have grown to love so well.

    I pray that God will safely guide you
    on your journey tonight,
    and I ask Him for the strength
    to help you all that I can.

    Again you signal,
    your impatience
    to be free…….

    Time to wake your Daddy


    Oooh, very exciting! And the illos you did for NaNoWriMo look beautiful, too! I guess you won’t be participating this year, though…best of luck, xxx


    Oh, how exciting! Congratulations, and good luck to you and Big-P! fishy and I will be thinking of you…


    Good luck on Thursday! One plus about a Cesaerean is that your baby will be guarenteed to have a nice, round head. (S)he’ll be extra cute that way.
    Best wishes and congratulations once again.


    How exciting! And you’ll get to have a supercute big pink smiley scar across your tummy!
    I hope it all goes well!


    I only recently started reading your page, but I just wanted to wish you all the best with your delivery. I went throught almost the same situation about a year ago. Mine was born on Oct. 18 (Almost two weeks late!) via c-section. You have nothing to worry about!Best of luck and congrats!!!!

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    Your world-wide fan club, White Mountains of New Hampshire Chapter here, wishes you and yours all the best!


    God speed, Lu and baby! (Good luck daddy, too!)


    thursday’s child! well, the poem says [s]he has far to go, but with such loving mum/dad … what a good start!and oh, it’s a david bowie song, too. that’s pretty cool!
    best best BEST of luck, claire… but you know, women have been doing this for so long.. you’re going to be great! cheers!


    Oh, how very exciting! Best of luck to you with the cesaerian… I’ll be thinking good thoughts for you! You are going to have such a beautiful baby. πŸ™‚


    Well, what do you know. Something scary– I predicted this when I read the previous entry. And wow, it’s even cooler that I was right because Thursday is my birthday as well. How wonderful that I get to share it with Baby-Lu. πŸ˜€


    How exciting..! Good luck, Claire, Big-P & Baby-X (I’m a caesar-baby too!) – love and joy for the days and years ahead πŸ™‚


    congratulations!! my thoughts will be with you as well. The time has really flown by…for me at least. lol, but I’m not the one who’s pregnant. πŸ™‚ This is great time for you and your hubby, I’m sending you happy thoughts!! πŸ™‚ (very very cute illo of the baby by the way) πŸ™‚


    break a leg! and now we’ve come full circle with the best baby wishes. FWIW, Joshua laughed for the first time today – he must’ve sensed that something good was about to happen.


    Congratulations! Another well-balanced Libra is about to make his/her debut into the world. πŸ˜‰ Sending good vibes your way!


    I think it’s so cool that you didn’t find out the sex of baby-x! I think it’s one of the biggest surprises you can get.
    I’m just waiting to find out what colour furry baby boots I’m going to knit! I have the coolest pattern I’m dying to try!


    *yay* the bundle of joy is about to arrive! I’m so excited for you and Big-P! Congrats!


    dearest claire!
    this is such a huge thing and it’s almost impossible to find the right thing to say – other than – i hope it’s a beautiful and amazing experience for the 3 of you and just the beginning of a happy & wonderful family life together.

    i’ll be thinking of you

    x danielle


    I’m soo happy for all three of you!! Best wishes for a healthy baby and a speedy recovery πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    Congratulations momma! (and poppa!)


    Get rest while you can πŸ™‚ You’ll soon be able to drink coffee again, yay.
    God Bless guys.


    Blessings, joy, and peace to You Three. Also, naps. Many of them.


    Good luck, and remember to walk the hospital halls as soon as you can – it will help with the gas pains. It hasn’t been that long since the first time I heard my son cry – it’s a wonderful experience! Congratulations!


    Best of Luck,-the whole thing will go by so fast! before you know it you will be at home with your brand new little person!


    dear claire,congrats and good luck! it has been very exciting hearing about your adventures. i can’t wait until the next installment!




    Very best wishes to you and your (tomorrow) new baby. God Bless


    I’ve never posted here, but I’ve been reading for awhile. Good luck, congratulations, and, although I’m not a parent, I was once a child (of course) and I think the best advice is to listen to lots of advice from people, but in the end, do what YOU think is best for your own child. I can’t wait to read more!


    Thursday is going to be such a beautiful day for you! What a thrill it will be to finally meet the little one you’ve been protecting for 40 weeks! I wish you the best of luck! We’ll all be thinking about you and smiling!


    Good luck Claire and P. All your cyber friends will be thinking of you.


    Congratulations to all! Should be all tears of joy right now.
    To add to the joy, I’ve just discovered loobylu is ranked number 60 on blogroll

    ranking is in order of number of sites linking to – loobylu has 57 other sites with links to it!


    I read your blog all the time and have been following your pregnancy. I am so happy for you too! Good luck, and enjoy your little one! Please post pictures!!!!! πŸ™‚


    I hope for everything good for you and P and your new family.
    God bless!


    Huzzah! Not sure ’bout the time difference, but I think that baby should be bouncing right along by now! Best of All to All of You!!!


    Huzzah! Not sure ’bout the time difference, but I think that baby should be bouncing right along by now! Best of All to All of You!!!


    I can’t believe I wrote “Pea!” I was thoroughly confused by Big P I think. And perhaps I was just too excited by Claire’s announcement! Today’s the day!


    I’m horribly excited for you. You’ll make an incredible mother, and Big P a wonderful dad, I’m certain. HappyBirthday to the lil one.


    Hi there! Long time reader here from Texas…just never actually made a post. ^_^ Best of luck to you! You’ll have a fan thinking of you halfway across the world! ^_^


    WOW! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Baby-X is here!!!
    I hope everything went well and that you are enjoying this amazing day!!!!


    congratulations on the birth of your baby!
    Hope mum and dad and baby are all doing well.


    congratulations on the new bebe, child births an awesome thing ( from my recent experience becoming a daddy) i hope everything went smoothly and the aches and pains are minimal


    Good luck today, Claire – I’m thinking of you in sunny Scotland! Enjoy the birth (yes it is possible) and all the wonderful things a baby brings to your life.


    I was just passing by your portfolio (I’ve never been here before), and saw the news about your babe. I wish happiness to you, your babe and Big-P (?).


    All the best and anxious to have a look at the baby face. Congratulations.


    I’m very happy for you and your husband. I hope you and the baby are doing well.


    ooo Claire…
    I’m sending you all my warmest fleece-lined and snuggly baby-loving vibes down under today to be with you and Big-P as you welcome wee Babylu into the world!

    Hoping and praying that all goes well, xo !


    Welcome to the world Amelia Joan! Congratulations mum & dad!


    so flooded with joy for you. imagining you holding that amazingly small person…gazing in wonder…blessings upon your little family!


    Happiest of happys..! Congrats to you both and to lovely little Amelia Joan. What a pretty name πŸ™‚ Whee…!


    that is so wonderful!!! a little girl!!! yaaaaaaay!!! amelia joan is a beautiful name. one of my grandmothers is a joanie.a million kisses to you, claire!!!


    Congratulations Claire. God bless your little family!! Hooray!


    Congrats on Amelia Joan and I’m sure you’ll make a fantastic mother! Good luck!


    Congratulations to all three! Great name.


    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you.
    Jo xxxx


    It won’t be long now and you’ll have a babe in your arms!
    Hush Little Baby, Don’t say a word.
    Lubbylu’s gonna buy you a mocking bird.

    And if that mocking bird don’t sing,
    Momma’s gonna buy you a diamond ring.

    And if that diamond ring turns brass,
    Momma’s gonna buy you a looking glass.

    And if that looking glass should break,
    Momma’s gonna bake you a birthday cake.

    And if that birthday cake’s too tart,
    Momma’s gonna buy you a horse and cart.

    And if that horse and cart don’t go,
    Momma’s gonna buy you a boat to row.

    And if that rowing boat don’t float,
    Momma’s gonna buy you a billy goat.

    Hush little baby don’t say a word,
    Momma’s gonna buy you a mocking bird.


    oh god, its already friday, i’ve miss everything, like always!
    now your little one should be there, i wish u a nice time and lots of love!!



    Congrats to all! Can’t imagine a better mum for this little one πŸ™‚


    best baby wishes from oakland, california!
    i’m sure it will be a while before we see a posting with pictures and news from claire–for good reason!


    Mister Schmalzer took the express bus home last night becasue I had a meeting and could not pick him up. When he got home he announced to me and Melanie, with whom I was meeting, he had a poem to share. He read it on the bus.
    The Day I Met Myself and Me, by Alex who is twelve years old.

    I zoom up the atmosphere.
    Through Hubble I see myself on Pluto.
    I say hello, but he can’t hear me in space.
    I do the Hokey-Pokey and he understands.
    We meet on Mars and startle me playing Monopoly.
    It’s scorching hot so we play leap frog in the cool canals.

    Claire: Imagine all the amazing poems you will be reading as little boo grows.

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