8 Days Later...

Well folks, I'm still pregnant...
The due date came and went...and now we're 8 days past her due date.  

I never knew waiting for something would be so hard.  Let me tell you, waiting for a baby up until your due date feels VERY different than waiting for a baby AFTER your due date.  All of you mamas who've delivered babies later, I give you SO much credit...I never had even the faintest, remotest idea how hard the final days of waiting would feel.

Throughout this experience, I have really, truly enjoyed being pregnant.  I love the feeling that I've created life, I love feeling the baby move, wiggle, kick, and flip.  I love talking to her, and hearing my husband talk to her. And up until this point, I feel like I really haven't complained much (you can even ask my husband, he'll attest that this is true).  I haven't minded giving up my normal clothes, alcohol, sushi, soft cheeses, gaining baby weight; the usual things people gripe about. Just knowing that I'm doing these things to keep her safe, happy, and healthy in there is motivation enough.  It has never felt like a sacrifice or a chore.

But now...I'm tired.  I'm anxious.  I'm puffy and swollen.  I'm restless.  I keep wondering, "when will she be here?!" Our friends and family have been checking in; texting, calling, facebook messaging us, as eager as we are.  And while we appreciate that they're thinking of us, our replies remain the same: "still waiting, keep you posted..." We have a doctor's appointment tomorrow morning, so hopefully we'll have some news of what's to come.

The waiting game continues.  Please come soon baby!  

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17 comments

Mary said...

Oh, I do understand this. I had relatively easy pregnancies too, and I enjoyed my time. But I was late both times and ended up being induced both times - I couldn't take any more waiting! My sons were both more than fully cooked - long fingernails and wrinkled skin from being in the bath too long - but I guess they were just too comfy.

I hope she comes soon and that it all goes smoothly. Good luck!

E Hayes said...

I was just thinking about you the other night! I can't relate since our baby was born pre-term and we were a tad unprepared, but at the same time I can completely understand as I was already getting to the point where I was ready for my pregnancy to meet the finish line, so I can only imagine how ready you are! I hope something like a membrane strip (if you allow that) does the trick and you go into natural labor quickly after! Best Wishes!

heather{land} said...

Girl, I am thinking of you! I cannot even imagine! Continued love and happy (go-into) labor thoughts are still coming your way! xoxo

Claire {Beaktweets} said...

Been thinking of you! Hope she doesn't make you wait much longer. I second the rec for having your membranes stripped! I'm pretty sure it did the trick for me with Mattias. Hugs to you!

Ashlee Gadd said...

Ahhhh! Come soon, baby! Praying for you tonight, for an extra dose of patience and for a smooth, healthy delivery. Can't wait to see pictures of your sweet little girl!

blueberriesandbasil said...

Come on, Baby Z!! Hang in there, I'm sure she'll be here soon - and she'll be worth the wait!! ;) Thinking good thoughts for you all!

Carrie {Living It Up in U.P.} said...

I hope it's soon! I've been thinking about you and can't wait to hear the good news.

Vivian said...

Thinking about you every day Michelle!!! Eight days late, oh my! Hang in there, she will arrive soon, soon!!! I'm so excited, and keep looking for updates! xx

Leslie said...

Praying for you! I hope she comes soon.

Alexa said...

Oh come on baby. This part is seriously the hardest...but she will be here soon, promise! I'm sending good labor vibes your way!

Anna Gorohoff said...

Hang in there - it's so hard!!! She will be here soon I know it!

Sarah Alway said...

Here's hoping that Baby will arrive very soon! I can't imagine the anticipation you are feeling right now... good luck!

Sarah @ Life As Always

Holly said...

that's so hard, but hang in there! when there was radio silence, i assumed she was here! well, dont worry, babies choose their birthdays, not doctors!! she will come when the time is right. (im sure you're sick of hearing that!)

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

Fashionable girl! Just arriving late to her own birthday party! Hang in there mama!

Hena Tayeb said...

oh god I feel for you..
D came too weeks early after that I couldn't imagine having to even wait for my due date.. and currently at 5 months.. I can hardly wait another four months..
hoping and praying she comes soon.. slides right out.

birdie to be said...

Thinking of you lots! You sound ready for the baby! Cant wait for pics! Xo

MrJeffery said...

best of luck to you!