Home Video: Can Eggplant Parmesan Induce Labor?

Going to Scalini'sAs we posted yesterday, Scalini’s Restaurant is well known for their Eggplant Parmesan, primarily because over 900 babies have been born after pregnant moms ate it!

So last night we loaded up the family into the van and took a trip across town to Scalini’s. Here’s the video of our exploits. Enjoy!

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Is This It?

Jennifer had been having steady contractions pretty much all day.

They haven’t been enormously painful ones, but they’ve been frequent.

She says on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being, “Take me to the hospital,” that she’s been at a 5 for several hours.

So for now, we’re just taking it easy, had a healthy dinner, and we’re going to watch Lost in a few minutes.

After that we’ll head to bed, unless God has some other ideas and we end up heading to the hospital.

It could be something, or it could be nothing. I wish I could tell you more but that’s where we’re at for the moment.

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12 Days Until Due Date: Girl Clothes

I’m starting to think that it really shouldn’t be as difficult for us to accept the fact we’re about to have daughter as it has been.

I mean, really. It’s just a girl.

And we’ve known about the sex of the baby for months now.

We should be used to the idea by now!

But after 11 years of parenting only boys, we’re still completely perplexed by the smallest things.

Case in point, this morning we ran our very first load of pink laundry. EVER.

Looking at the labels I saw warnings like “Wash with LIKE COLORS ONLY.”

The realization burst into my brain that we are entering territory where the possibility exists of ruining all of our white clothes by turning them pink.

Even after the clothes were in the washer and swishing around, I just sort of stared at them like I was looking at something alien. What were these pink clothes doing in the washing machine?

Later in the day, while we were doing our broadcast, I took a picture of Jennifer on her side of the studio desk and realized she never wears pink.

Until I got her a pink t-shirt, I can’t recall her ever having any other pink clothes.

So why do we assume this baby girl should only wear predominantly pink clothes?

Will this only be the case when she’s an infant, or will she quickly graduate to purples and blues like her mom wears?

In the meantime, I guess we’ll just continue to acclimate ourselves to the color pink.

Maybe it’ll make more sense once she arrives and we can look at her and say, “Ooooooooohhhh! THAT’S why she needs to wear pink.”

I’ve been hoping for a lot of epiphanies like that lately.

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20 Days Until Due Date

We’ve reached the weird phase of this pregnancy where we’re pretty much talking about the baby constantly and what still needs to be done to get ready for the birth.

So in preparation, I thought it would be a good idea to try to post at least a pic a day of what’s happening in preparing.

For example, tonight we had a laugh when Jennifer realized her belly had gotten to the size that she could no longer reach the skillet we keep on a shelf in the laundry room. She even tried to squeeze her belly between the washer and dryer to no avail.

Another nice moment was just a few minutes ago, watching Jennifer and Tommy sing Hail Mary before Tom heads to bed.

If this baby shows up in the next 20 days as expected, Tommy is in the midst of his remaining days as the baby of the family.

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