The waiting game

I've reached that point in pregnancy where I've even stopped wondering if it's a girl or a boy....I just want it out.  I can't even remember what it was like to trot out for a nice long run, or bend down effortlessly.  Due date is this weekend but I'm not holding my breath, since the range of normal extends nearly two weeks beyond the due date.  Childbirth is a bit of an anomaly in our otherwise predictable lives filled with calendars and schedules.  Perhaps the waiting for an unknown date is more familiar to farmers, where weather and markets regularly rearrange plans.  Come to think of it, it's probably how Milo feels when I tell him Omi will come soon, after the baby comes out.

I’ve reached that point in pregnancy where I’ve even stopped wondering if it’s a girl or a boy….I just want it out. I can’t even remember what it was like to trot out for a nice long run, or bend down effortlessly. Due date is this weekend but I’m not holding my breath, since the range of normal extends nearly two weeks beyond the due date. Childbirth is a bit of an anomaly in our otherwise predictable lives filled with calendars and schedules. Usually a momentous life change (new jobs, moves, etc) have a known date to work towards.  Perhaps this waiting for the unknown date is more familiar to farmers, where weather and markets regularly rearrange plans.  Ah well, it’s probably good character building, but I’m not enamored with the process.

 

 

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5 thoughts on “The waiting game

  1. Having had this experience1/2 dozen times, I completely understand … if that helps. Hang in there…(like you could do anything else). The little person may be just as anxious as you and surprise you sooner than later! Happy delivery day … sooner.

  2. Hi Molly, I’m sitting in Lisa E’s kitchen having a farmhouse breakfast & homemade apple/pear cider. We’ve chatted about you and are anxious to hear you & your new bundle are facing the world in great health & we’re debating on what moniker this new Shaw will carry through life. Lots of prayers flying through the airwaves. Take care.

    • Glad to hear you’re both together in NY during the fall–sounds lovely! We haven’t come up a name yet either, so all speculations are valid. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers!

  3. Hi Molly –
    Happy to hear you’re filled with joyful (albeit impatient ha) anticipation of the newest member of your family. Also, many years past now, having been in your position 6 times I can relate to your comments. Two early and four right on time but right on time doesn’t seem to alleviate the feeling of “can we just get on with this NOW?” We are praying for safe delivery for you and baby and look forward to seeing a cute new Shaw face in the NEAR future.

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