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