Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Waiting Game

No Baby yet....

I am due in 6 days. A week from yesterday.

I'm starting to have nightmares that the doctor has miscalculated my due date and I'm not actually due until late June. Worst nightmare ever....

Last week I wasn't really ready for her to come. I was still preparing and running last minute errands and things.
This week is a different story. I'm ready for her to come. I'm not exactly ready for labor (are you ever?!?!), but I want to meet her so badly. I want to hold her and see her and kiss her and stroke her lil hands.

My friend, Beth, had her daughter on Saturday. Congratulations Beth and Rodrigo! She had a lovely little girl and they named her Anna. Beth was due about 4 days before me. She isn't playing the waiting game anymore. Another friend's brother and his wife had their son on Saturday too. She was due two week AFTER me. When Keith told me that her water had broke and they were on the way to the hospital, I actually cried. Real tears. I don't know what came over me, but I just sobbed "when is OUR baby going to come"? Poor Keith had no idea that was going to be my reaction and for a second he just stood there and looked at me in disbelief. I was shocked at the emotional outburst myself. But, as usual, he did the perfect thing and hugged me and smoothed my hair and told me that God has the most perfect plan for our daughter and she will come in His timing. How can I be upset after hearing those truth-filled words?

On an up note, my husband and I were able to have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend together. The weather was horrible. It rained and thunderstormed every day, but it didn't matter. We went out to eat twice, watched a few movies, read together, cooked and just enjoyed our last Memorial Day weekend as "just us". It was perfect.

She can come anytime now.
I'm ready.... I think.


Greta said...

Isn't the anticipation difficult? I can totally relate...Sam was 13 days late. (Have I mentioned that before? Probably.)
Anyway, just think of it this way, she (if your doc is the same way mine is), she will DEFINITELY be here in less than 3 weeks - although hopefully much sooner!

It really gets difficult to pass the time when you know that at.any.moment. that little baby could come!

Louise said...

The wait is so tough! especially towards the end when everything is so uncomfortable and you have to pee what seems to be every 5minutes!!
I hope that she comes soon!
Can't wait to meet her, even though it is only over the net!
Hugs to you, God Bless and I pray that everything goes smoothly!!

Three Girls and a Daddy said...

I know the feeling....but it is so worth the wait! Just do what you enjoy doing the most right now and she'll be here before you know it.:)

Anonymous said...

Okay...all of us at work are patiently waiting for "the call"!!

By the way...the fire alarm went off yesterday for the "tornados" They asked me who my buddy was....I had to tell them I no longer have a buddy. It was sad. Very, very sad.

Anonymous said...

She will arrive at the perfect moment!
I Love You

Lani ~ The Wooden Porch said...

I've been pregnant with friends before and I know exactly what you are talking about when you are still pregnant and they are moving on with their lives with a baby. It'll even out soon enough though. :-)

I'm so excited for you!

When my MIL was pregnant with my husband, he was due April 1st. (April Fool's Day) The joke was really getting annoying for her when he was born until almost 4 weeks later.

(I shouldn't have told you that, should I?)

Sarah said...

You do plan to blog immediately after giving birth, right? 'Cause we all wanna know the deets of her arrival! :)

Lilypad Mom said...

The not knowing is so hard, especially since you know a due date isn't a hard stop either. They give you this date that really doesn't mean anything, but you look forward to it for 9 months and just assume that it is the end of the waiting (LP was 5 days late). But once she's here you'll forget about the wait and everything else. I'm glad you guys had a nice last weekend alone.

it's me, Val said...

it is soooo hard to wait, I know. once she is here, you won't ever think about that wait again :) thinking of you, friend.