Kate’s contractions are small and erratic…signs that her body is preparing for birth! These are the warm-up contractions…like a boxer sparring with his shadow before the big fight. Our visit with the doctor was fast and easy as always. No baby this week (as expected) so no Christmas baby; much to my, Kate’s, and the Doula’s delight. Kate is at 2 cm which is good. For those who don’t know the next step to look for is 5 cm, water break, and larger contractions closer together. Then its off to the Birth Care center, then 7 cm, then 10 cm, and viola! Baby. Then we become outcasts from society and communicate solely through fragmented sentences on Facebook. Till then…it’s egg nog time ya’ll!