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Jan 20 / Amy

The Waiting Game

So today marks 40 weeks and 2 days of me being pregnant.  That’s 282 days.


I can’t lie, in comparison to other pregnancies that I’ve heard about and that my friends have experienced – I had it pretty easy.

No morning sickness, no major issues, no gestational diabetes, no high blood pressure, I was able to sleep through the night most of the time, and my bladder of steel carried on through the entire pregnancy (except for recently – but only when I’m awake, night time is still golden).  I’m lucky, and I realize that.

I’m also lucky that I’m in this position.  And I think that’s been in the back of my mind the entire pregnancy, which has made the little discomforts that I have experienced seem pretty insignificant.  How could I complain about this blessing?

The offer to induce has been made a couple times lately, especially with this pregnancy rash that I have (which has been more tolerable with the prescription they gave me!), but I’ve turned them down.  I won’t have much of a choice this week, as they won’t let me go later than Friday the 25th (41 weeks).

Josh and I went out to lunch for Mexican today (another rumored old-wives tale attempt for getting labor going on its own – since the Eggplant Parmigiana at Scalini’s didn’t help!), and it dawned on us that this will really be the very last weekend we have together without a baby.  Wow.  The anticipation is killing us – but after being told that “they baby could be here any day” twice at doctor’s appointments since the 9th – we’re just ready to stop waiting!  We’re really excited to meet our little guy.  He’s seemingly stubborn like his mom, and he’s quite content with his little bubble inside the womb.  Since there’s a big football game this weekend (Go Falcons!), I know Josh is glad that we’ll be able to watch the game on a big screen versus watching the game on a tiny hospital TV, but we really thought he’d be here by now!  Who knows, maybe the stress of the game will help bring him on?  I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

The phone calls and texts have started asking us for updates on how things are going, if the baby is here yet, etc., and my phone literally comes close to dying by 7 pm every evening.  We are appreciative of the thoughts and concern, but it makes me chuckle a little.  When have Josh and I ever been quiet about what’s going on and not posted things online or kept people in the loop? 🙂  When the time comes and there’s something to report, I keep assuring them, they’ll know!

I wouldn’t say I’m the most patient person in the world, but I feel this is one of the first lessons of being a parent.  Patience.  One of many lessons to come, and I look forward to learning.  This whole process is going to be a learning experience, and I feel like I’m going into it completely clueless and unprepared.  I guess that just means I’ll have to learn as I go. 🙂

But for now…we wait.

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  1. Heather / Jan 22 2013

    A few of my friends lately have been on pins and needles waiting since they were a week or more past their due date too — I can’t imagine the anticipation!!

    Have a wonderful week :-)!!

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