Thursday, June 4, 2009

D-Day (a.k.a. Due Date)

Well, today is the blessed day. The estimated due date for our baby. Each day that passes beyond today is a day that I am late. I have been imagining that I have been "cooking" this baby (don't visualize an oven, visualize my uterus, ok?). For each day I am late, I prefer to imagine the child being "pickled" versus over-cooked. But, that's not quite right either. Oh, my, are these words actually coming out of my head?

I am so very thankful. I didn't even get this far with Sadie because I was so miserable. For a good month before I was induced at 39 weeks, when the sweet midwives would ask how I was doing, I would burst into tears. All my joints hurt and I had a lot of difficulty walking as well as extreme ligament pain. This time around, I am just the normal end-of-pregnancy uncomfortable and for that I am so thankful. I credit a lot of this to this Belly Bra I have been wearing for months. I carry very low and this has provided great support.

I'm ready. At least as ready as I can be. Cradle is made up. Changing station set up. Plenty of diapers. Notes on Sam and Sadie's routine on the fridge. Maternity clothes that don't fit anymore (this is most of them) packed in bins. Nursing tops in my drawers. Hospital bag and infant car seat in the van. Visualized (almost, I think) every possible birth scenario just to prepare myself. Extra meals in freezer. Pads (of several sorts) on hand. Kids aware of the plan for their care while we are at the hospital.

Now I just need this baby to show it's face. Well, preferably the top of his/her head. Pin It


  1. Isn't it funny how patient we become when cooking a baby? My oldest was a week late...and on his due date everyone called giving me advice on how to induce labor...walking crooked on the sidewalk...certain things with certain body parts...etc. But I wasn't interested in doing any of that. I figured he'd come out when he was good and ready. And he did! Cooked to perfection!

    I am so excited to see this new little one! You're doing such a good job!

  2. I am really looking forward to meeting your little one, but I am so glad that this end of pregnancy is more "normal." You deserve that after all you experienced in the beginning.
    By the way, I always think that brownies are better when they are left in the oven just a little longer than called for...they get that gooey, chewy edge that is sooo yummy...I am getting hungry! So, how's that for a visualization!
    Good luck with these last days of pregnancy and know that we are thinking of you!


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