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.

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186 Responses

  1. says:

    all best wishes from texas-

  2. I am so very excited for you all!
    Looka baby X–just hanging around and ready for the big adventure!

  3. 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*

  4. says:

    Best wishes!

  5. congratulations. i can’t imagine how great it is to have a baby. i bet it’s just wonderful. you have been blessed πŸ™‚

  6. 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.

  7. oooh tis almost 5 o’clock. the suspense is killing me πŸ™‚

  8. Congratulations Claire!! Wishing the 3 of you all the best and much happiness!

  9. says:

    warmest wishes to the three of you from NY!

  10. That’s so wonderful. Congrats to you and Big-P πŸ™‚

  11. says:


  12. Ooh, that is so exciting! October 3rd for the little babe! πŸ™‚

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. All the very best Claire!
    Our thoughts will be with you.

  16. omg! it’s happening so quickly, i can’t quite believe it. congratulations to both of you. big love and hugs.

  17. Are we to presume you’re popping out a little boy?
    I can’t wait to hear about how Thursday goes. How exciting!

  18. Your guess is as good as mine Isabelle!

  19. 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!

  20. says:

    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.


  21. 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!

  22. Can’t wait to hear all about the little Babylu. What a wonderful, amazing time in your life.

  23. ooh! i’m so excited for you.
    congratulations! =)



  24. says:

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

  25. Oooh, so exciting! Sending you lots of good luck vibes, and warm thoughts.
    Can’t wait to hear about baby Lu! πŸ˜€

  26. I can’t really add anything new – just good luck, how exciting, congratulations and I look forward to reading about life afterwards just as soon as you are ready.

  27. October 3rd! That’s also the date the new Sims expansion pack is released! Woo!

  28. 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.)

  29. Caesar. Bah.
    BTW Looby ain’t Pea! Pea is *another* lovely Melbourne mum.

  30. says:

    Congratulations & best wishes.

  31. October Third? That’s the national holiday of my home country!
    Wishing you well,

  32. says:

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

  33. says:

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

  34. wish you all the best!love,

  35. Congrats to you and Big-P!!! πŸ™‚

  36. Mazel tov, and all best wishes for continued health for mother and child!

  37. says:

    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

  38. 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

  39. says:

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

  40. Congrats and good luck! What an exciting moment! Can’t wait to hear all about the baby!

  41. 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.

  42. Oh my goodness! Best of everything to you and family!!!

  43. Best of luck to the soon to be new parents! We’ll be thinking good thoughts for you over here in Maryland, USA.

  44. says:

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

  45. yayayayayaya! your going to be a mummmy sooo soon!

  46. says:

    eeep, i’m so excited πŸ™‚

  47. says:

    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!!!!

  48. Galon@AOL.Com says:

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

  49. Congratulations, best wishes, hugs, etc. πŸ™‚
    Can’t wait to hear about baby-x!

  50. All the best to you and Big – P! Good luck on Thursday, I’ll be thinking of you two (no wait, THREE!)

  51. says:

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

  52. Sorry to hear you have to have a c-section, but on the bright side you know when the baby will be here. Best wishes!

  53. yaaaaaaaay!
    Best wishes for you, Big-P and Baby-X !!

  54. 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!

  55. best wishes from san francisco as well!

  56. 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™‚

  57. 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˜€

  58. 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™‚

  59. Best wishes with the baby! How exciting! I can’t wait to hear whether it’s a girl or boy, and the name! Good luck!

  60. congratulations – it’s wonderful

  61. 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™‚

  62. Congratulations from Manila.

  63. 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.

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

  65. Congratulations! πŸ™‚

  66. says:

    best wishes from seattle.

  67. WOW! How totally exciting for you guys! Best wishes for Thursday.

  68. 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!

  69. how very wonderful for you. i hope your baby is happy and healthy. s/he certainly has a wonderful mom.

  70. says:

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

  71. says:

    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

  72. Good luck with the baby! =)

  73. says:

    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!)

  74. says:

    welcome little-lu!

  75. Good vibes to you and the little one! Can’t wait to hear the next installment!

  76. says:

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

  77. says:

    good luck good luck good luck!!

  78. best wishes for you and the little bambino in your tumtum.

  79. Good luck! Good wishes!
    Hurry up and let us know how it went!

  80. L,
    HOORAY! Congratulations. I wish you and the little muffin(s?) only the best.



  81. I’m so excited for you! Hope everything goes well and can’t wait to hear from you again afterwards!x

  82. I wish you, boo and Big-P safety and joy! I am on the edge of my breath for you guys!

  83. says:

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

  84. 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!

  85. Good luck, and hope everything goes smoothly! Also hoping Baby-Lu is a perky healthy li’l thing. πŸ™‚

  86. that’s fabulous news! how very exciting for you πŸ™‚

  87. 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!

  88. says:

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



  89. All the best wishes for you, Big-P and Baby-X! I’m so happy for you, and Libra babies are the best!

  90. says:

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

  91. oooh! how exciting! congratulations!

  92. 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!

  93. The third of October is my birthday as well! Best wishes and congratulations.

  94. God bless you all.xoxox sooz and peter

  95. how wonderful… a little loobylu boo! i’ll be thinking about you.

  96. 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!

  97. says:

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

  98. says:

    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!

  99. 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™‚

  100. says:

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

  101. says:

    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!!!

  102. says:

    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!!!

  103. 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!

  104. says:

    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.

  105. 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! ^_^

  106. How exciting! Best of luck!

  107. Good luck! Best wishes for you, your husband, and your soon to be little-lu! Yay!

  108. says:

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

  109. says:

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

  110. Woohoo! Congratulations, mum!

  111. 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

  112. says:

    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.

  113. Congratulations Loobylu… hope the three of you have enjoyed your first day together. Enjoy every minute. πŸ™‚

  114. Congratulations! By this time you must have had the baby already!!

  115. Of course the kid’s hair is long. It’s about time you got this gestation business over with, C, and gave the poor thing a trim.

  116. Congrats Loobylu, Big-P and Babylu! Best wishes from the states (and I admit, I went hunting for any reports on the birth. Thanks to Daniel for the update!:^)

  117. Congratulations to the new parents!
    And, to the new arrival: you have a long, wonderful trip ahead of you. Bon voyage. πŸ™‚

  118. says:

    Hooray! Many congratulations!

  119. I’m from Canada, and I can’t remember the time difference but I’m sure you’ve had the baby by now :)Congratulations!

  120. HUGE congratulations πŸ™‚ You’re having your baby today. I, too had a c-section for my twins. Best wishes.

  121. 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 (?).

  122. good luck with the little boo!

  123. So young and your baby already has lots of fans! I wish you, Big-P and baby-boo all the best! Congratulations!!!

  124. LOVE the site! πŸ™‚ I’m really happy for you are your baby! Aww πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

  125. says:

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

  126. says:

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

  127. 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 !

  128. says:

    Congratulations! πŸ˜€

  129. says:

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

  130. Wait wait wait — I think I missed an announcement. Baby-X is now Baby Amelia Joan?

  131. says:

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

  132. says:


  133. says:

    It’s a girl! I can’t take credit for the info: see for the announcement (scroll for October 3).


    Sarah in SF

  134. Congratulations on the birth of AJ!

  135. congratulations on the baby girl! hope you and baby are doing well.

  136. says:

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

  137. whoopee! a new baby! congrats to u and God Bless!

  138. says:

    yay! new baby!

  139. Daniel? Update? Where? It’s Friday in Australia now. Hope all has gone well!

  140. 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!!!

  141. that is the most beautiful name πŸ™‚ congratulations!

  142. Bravo and Posies! A beautiful bouncing baby girl! O Lovely! Such a pretty name! I’m so happy for you both! Wheeee!

  143. Ah Miss Claire. Congratulations. Blessings and cuddles to you.

  144. says:

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

  145. You would have had your wee one by now. I hope you’re resting well. And congratulations!

  146. Congratulations Claire!!xoxo

  147. eep! i just realized you would’ve had the bub by now!
    hope all is well!

  148. Welcome to the world Little Boo!
    Hope all is well and you are in good spirits and health Claire!

  149. happy fluffy best wishes to you all!

  150. Bunny hugs to all and hope you are recovering well. Take it easy!

  151. says:

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

  152. says:

    Congratulations to all three! Great name.

  153. Congrats Claire .. a beautiful baby with a beautiful name! Hope you’re doing well .. xx

  154. congrats congrats claire! yay, a cute little baby girl with such a sweet sweet name πŸ™‚ hope you are well. xx.

  155. says:

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

  156. congratulations!:) all the very very best.

  157. Congratulations guys!!!!! Every best wish to you!! Hooray!!!
    G x

  158. says:

    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.

  159. 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!!


  160. Hurrah! The wee bean is here! Congrats on your newly expanded family.

  161. was ever a baby so congratulated! so many well-wishers, claire … myself included!welcome to this wonderful world, amelia joan!

  162. says:

    Congrats to the Loobylu family!

  163. Welcome to Amelia Joan.That’s such a pretty name. Congrats again to the proud parents Claire and Big-P.

  164. Pink Huggies packet… your subconcious knew it all along. πŸ˜€

  165. says:

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

  166. says:

    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!

  167. All the best and congrats. Now take it easy for a while.

  168. from our little beginnings at good ol’ diaryland to you being a mommy?!?! goodgod does time fly! CONGRATS!!!

  169. oh my…. i can’t wait to see the baby! Congrats!

  170. 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.

  171. Congrats & Good luck!

  172. Congratulations to both of you!

  173. says:


  174. EEEEEE! I didnt realize it was so soon. YAY! *giggles*