For all you who have gone past your due date, I can totally feel for you. For those of you whom an early delivery is ‘inevitable’ – pray that you never go past your date. NONE of my babies were overdue. Not even one! So I find myself in this very unfamiliar territory of waiting…..and overwhelming emotions.
Unfortunately, my parents came to be here for the birth and to help after the baby is born. But now, they have been here so long (I asked them to wait until the baby was born, but do they listen????), that by the baby arrives, they will have nearly run out of time. And so, every time my mom comes over, she just looks at me with those “hatch that baby” look. As if I am not feeling out of sorts as it is, I get to hear about her phone conversations with an elderly friend of theirs who is ‘so worried’ about me. Please! She is from the era of knock the mother out and have the doctors and nurses do the delivery for you.
The other night I was quietly weeping sobbing my eyes out when Hero came up. He was great!! He didn’t look at me and try to ‘solve a problem’, but just was there to be empathetic with my ever expanding belly. One thing he did help me understand was that “my body” usually means “my control” (I say usually because….well,……those were his words, and………um, you probably understand a bit about husbands), but that when it comes to babies, we still don’t get to be in control.
I try to console myself with things like “well, at least I have this extra time to enjoy the 15 month old before the baby comes”, or “I know the baby is growing and moving and that things are going well with the pregnancy”, or “this is going to be our last baby, so let the pregnancy just go on and on”, and of course I have told myself over and over that God is in control of the whole delivery thing.
Anyway, this is not about complaining. Although, it might have some appearance of that….. It was actually about an award I received from Pixie. She gave me the Sisterhood Award, and I am grateful for it. She’s got rules that I should be following, but won’t because that is the kind of person I am! I do want to award this to a couple of people that fit her nomination requirements – meaning they show great attitude and/or gratitude!
The first is Tongu Momma. I love reading her, and love the way she makes the most out of her days. Next is Carla. The woman has more on her plate than most people I know, and yet – there always seems to be joy! What an inspiration. And lastly is Jenni. Unfortuantely, you won’t be seeing any new posts from her for now, but it is definitely worth your time to go and just spend some time browsing. Ladies, thank you for making my life so much better and for being a part of the Sisterhood!