Sunday, December 20, 2009

Induce

According to Dictionary.com, the definition of induce:
  /ɪnˈdus, -ˈdyus/
–verb (used with object), -duced, -duc⋅ing.
  1. to lead or move by persuasion or influence, as to some action or state of mind: to induce a person to buy a raffle ticket.
  2. to bring about, produce, or cause: That medicine will induce sleep.
  3. Physics. to produce (an electric current) by induction.
  4. Logic. to assert or establish (a proposition about a class of phenomena) on the basis of observations on a number of particular facts.
  5. Genetics. to increase expression of (a gene) by inactivating a negative control system or activating a positive control system; derepress.
  6. Biochemistry. to stimulate the synthesis of (a protein, esp. an enzyme) by increasing gene transcription.

Origin:
1325–75; ME < L indūcere to lead or bring in, introduce, equiv. to in- in- 2 + dūcere to lead; cf. adduce, deduce, reduce

Related forms:
in⋅duc⋅i⋅ble, adjective

Synonyms:
1. actuate, prompt, incite, urge, spur. See persuade.

Antonyms:
1. dissuade.


Anyhow, we're going to to one of those to bring the unborn into the world sometime between now and Christmas - we are hoping for closer to the now part of that statement and as far from the Christmas part as possible, but it appears that what I want and what I get aren't always in synch these days.

So anyway - see you all on the other side of that "bump".

23 comments:

MissyBoo said...

Best of luck sweetie. Thinking of you!

Again an apt WV - ovenine. What your baking a baby in there? And you are 9 days overdue lol

Ms Mac said...

Good luck!

rhubarbwhine said...

Good luck sweetie, look forward to seeing 2 of you xxxx

Tamsyn said...

I'll be thinking of you, best of luck xx

Sarah Lulu said...

Hello darling girl ...sending you lots of love and breaths and prayers and hugs for the next part of the journey!

Tomorrow is induction day ....

I will be thinking of you .. xxxxx

How exciting ... an almost Christmas baby.

Love that!!!

tiff(threeringcircus) said...

Thinking of you.

Sending beautiful birth vibes your way.

Rootietoot said...

Besat wishes!!

Debby said...

We send our good wishes and best prayers from this side of the pond.

I just never in my life envisioned myself getting this excited about Copenhagen. But I am. I really, truly am.

Okay, Internut aunties, sychronized knitting begins (3, 2, 1, NOW!) Scooch over Jayne, I'm left handed. NW! Put down your purse. BB. You're the big sister, but you aren't the boss of us! Have a nip from NW's purse, and relax, woman. Relax!

Leenie said...

:D--Debby! Warm wishes from the cold hemisphere Jeanie. May all go well for you and The Bump.

A Novel Woman said...

Here's hoping your visit to Copenhagen is relaxing and pleasant, and that you come home with some happy memories and one beautiful souvenir.

I am never, ever going back to Copenhagen as all flights are forever canceled, but I look forward to hearing about your trip and seeing the photos.

Jayne said...

Hear, hear what NW said; those Copenhagen trips are awesome but fab from our spectator view point, too.
Have a proper knees up with your knees up ;)

Knitting, Debby? EEK! I've seen snails knit faster than moi, now crochet is my forte ;)

Lin said...

Still no news?! I wish I did bring my knitting into work...

Jeanie! Jeanie! Jeanie!

BUSH BABE said...

OK people... the party proper should begin NOW. (Sorry to be so BOSSY Deb, but I AM the big sister!).

It's a girl. According to Nana pretty darned gorgeous baby girl. Course, she MAY be biased. I shall inspect tomorrow and report back.

Over and out.
BB

PS Oh, and I shall start celebrations by popping the champers... *BANG* *gush* *chink*
:-)

Melody said...

A girl! *gush*

Congratulations Jeanie & CO! Excellent news indeed! :-O

*yippee* One happy Internet Aunt here. ;-P

Sarah Lulu said...

Yeaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
Thank you so much Bushbabe, I was hoping you would come by and let us know.

How lovely. I'm so happy she's here.

Much love God Bless,

Sarah Lulu

Debby said...

Happiness and champagne all around. Congratulations to V and Jeanie, and big sister Ysa, grandma and grandpa, and all the aunts and uncles. I am thrilled and cannot wait to see pictures!

Mama Zen said...

We'll all be thinking about you!

Frogdancer said...

Oooo a girl!!!!! You lucky thing!

Congratulations. I have an 'almost Christmas ' baby too.... except he was born on the 29th. He's my 3rd boy and is an absolute joy and delight... so calm and unflappable. Enjoy your little treasure.

Fe said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! How wonderful!! Welcome to our blogosphere baby girl!!

xoxoxo

A Novel Woman said...

YAY!!! Congratulations!!

Mama must be so happy and relieved it's all over but the shouting.

I love love love babies. I can hardly wait to see the photos. (Um, I'm talking to you BB. You're our best bet right now.)

Mary Paddock said...

Yayyyy! Congrats! I'll be checking back for pictures.

Foilwoman said...

Congratulations, Jeanie. And BushBabe, of course she's a gorgeous girl. The best baby ever, etc. etc. Pics?

Pencil Writer said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Jeanie, V, Salina and brand new little baby girl! Merry Christmas to you all--and extended family.