Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Now THAT would be homemaking through the church year!

Did you realize that Easter is really, really, REALLY early this year? As in, there is only exactly ONE month of Epiphany, and Lent starts on February 6? Do you know what that means? It means that Easter Sunday is March 23rd. And do you know what THAT means? It means I could have this baby on Easter Sunday!

I don't know how I feel about that. I would HATE to miss the Queen of Feasts - Easter is my favorite holiday of the whole year, is there anything more glorious than the gold and bells and alleluias and joy of the Lord's ressurection?

On the other hand, could a child have a better birthday?

So, here's my new fantasy: I go to church on Easter morning, worship the Lord in the company of my fellow parishioners, and just as I'm on the church porch, saying goodbye to friends before heading off to Easter dinner, my water breaks, my contractions start, and it's off to the hospital with a baby six or seven hours later (which would be a real miracle, given how long my previous labors were).

Yep, that'd be pretty cool. :)

And the moral of the story is: never assume you're having a Lenten baby until you actually check the calandar.

peace of Christ to you,
Jessica Snell

p.s. My actual due date is Maundy Thursday, but I think my doctor's wrong and I'm actually due on Friday of Bright Week. So . . . Easter Sunday would be right in the middle there.

1 comment:

Milehimama @ Mama Says said...

Last year I had a baby on Good Friday. We have a pattern of holiday babies, always born on the holiday weekend, never the holiday (seriously. We've got Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, and Easter covered. My other daughter was born on Superbowl Sunday!)
It was an emergency induction, so I wasn't planning on it. I wanted to use "John" as a middle name (in honor of the only Apostle who stayed with Christ) but that didn't happen.
It wasn't so bad, but I had everything else done and ready so that helped!