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Is Today the Day?


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

So, officially, today is our "due date." emoticon
There is nothing happening emoticon

I am definitely getting tired of waiting. I am not really a wait around and see kind of person - I like having a schedule, with definite times to do things. I don't necessarily need a busy busy busy day, but I do like having a plan of A, followed by B, followed by C & D. Just hanging around and waiting for something to start on its own is apparently teaching me the value of patience and accepting that I can't control or influence the course of this process (which, I have a sneaky suspicion, will be 99.9% of the case with parenting).

It's both nice and something tiring to have our IRL friends and family constantly checking in, "Did you have the baby yet?" "How are you doing?" "Are you in labor?" I totally feel the love, excitement, concern and anticipation that all these questions are sharing. But, at the same time, it's frustrating because, no, there is nothing happening, and it's the same as the last time you asked, 25 minutes ago. Although, I must share that a funny reminder of just how imminent this is, which happened yesterday. I was walking back to my office after parking my car on the street (whole different story on why I had to see two new patients at my clinic yesterday - grrrrrr), when a man from inside a building doorway I was passing by calls out to me, "Woah, girl! Do you need me to call 911 for you?" lol emoticon I wasn't shuffling along, acting distressed in any way, or otherwise indicating anything was going on. In fact, I know I was walking pretty darn normally (I've never had the pregnant lady waddle - yay, good posture!). I guess I just look, well, 9 months pregnant, lol.

I also got a comment from a homeless man on the street when leaving my office yesterday that was very sweet and I think distills what a lot of my friends and family are trying to convey when they keep asking if Baby Sunshine is here yet. This man passing by as I was getting in to my car stopped in his tracks and said, "Congratulations, young lady. That's a beautiful thing. Best wishes to you. Be careful driving and take extra time. You have something special coming soon." It makes me kind of emotional to remember him saying that and to see that he genuinely meant it. I wish more people were that straightforward. I think it would make a lot of things better.

So...........maybe something will happen today. Maybe it won't. Guess we'll just have to see what Baby Sunshine feels like, right?
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GPENSRAE 10/10/2011 10:50AM

    Yes, being pregnant teaches one the value of patience!!!! I was laying in bed last night thinking about you and wondering if you had had the baby - judging by your status it appears yes, so CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! Please when you have time give me the details, I can't wait to meet the baby and see pictures!

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AWOLF24 9/30/2011 1:37PM

    I confess I did stop by to check in with you to see if you had the baby yet. LOL But I just hope things are going well, and hang in there if the baby hasn't arrived yet.

What a sweet story in your blog!

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LEASIM1231 9/29/2011 4:14AM

    I thought about lying about the due date, but was too wimpy to LOL.

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RSWIFE 9/28/2011 1:59PM

    Wishing you the best of luck!

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SNUGGLY4U 9/28/2011 10:19AM

    Awesome post!

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FITBECKSRN24 9/28/2011 10:16AM

    that really is a sweet thing!! it brought tears to my eyes =) There just arent enough people like that in the world today. I hear you on the waiting game. I have a very type A personality. I like schedules and plans. I dont like surprises. I know having a baby is going to be a HUGE wakeup call for me lol. I just wish i knew when teh baby was coming, so i could at least feel a little prepared for it.

best wishes to you! Either way you know you'll deff have a baby within a week or so!

(and thats something you CAN plan on ) emoticon

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PSALM42 9/28/2011 10:07AM

    emoticon After my first pregnancy I got smart enough to lie to everyone about my due date because I always go over by at least a week :) Hang in there- hope your baby comes soon!

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ZENNITH 9/28/2011 7:00AM

    I can aprecaite what you're saying about planning and waiting and I'm sure it will feel much the same for me (and possibly most people) I'll be thinking of you and wish you all best,

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GHK1962 9/27/2011 1:10PM

    emoticon
I do suspect that planing is something you'll be doing a lot in the near future...but also, being fluid and having to go off plan will be even more the future of things to come. Heh. I really shouldn't try to fun with you right now maybe!

While you are wanting the waiting to end...I think I can also see a gentle excitement in your post...and wish you all the best,


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