Monday, 12 April 2010

baby: 37 weeks

Less than 3 weeks to go. Less than 3 weeks to that magic date that often passes without anyone making an appearance. I gave up telling people the actual due dates of my babies long ago. Having that date out there seemed to create an enormous pressure or expectation to perform; to deliver on the day. So I am due sometime in the next 2 to 3 weeks. On a day, any old day that this baby chooses to arrive. Of course, deep down, I wish I knew when that would be. I wish I knew the date when the baby will send that secret message to my brain to get things moving. Then I would know when I should have the painting finished and the windows washed and my legs freshly shaved.

18 comments:

rachel @ tea with lucy said...

So true. I prefer to think of it as a due "month" given he/she could arrive a couple of weeks either side of the date.

Getting close for you. How exciting.

Watching your place closely for the news!

Kate said...

What a gorgeous photo. I love how you are smiling down at her and she is gazing up at you. Its all getting rather exciting now. I'll be watching your space for news too.

JasperBoy said...

Hello lovely Rachael,
Seeing your growing baby is my weekly dose of happiness.
I am re-joining blogland and hope to be hanging around your place a lot more often.
Lots has been happening, but you don't need to hear my tales at the moment. This is your time and I look forward to all the joy that is to come. Hello to Minnie. Loving thoughts of your Alice.

Jen in Melbourne

Jeanette said...

Such a lovely photograph. thank you for your comment on my blog recently. We do have a lot in common don't we. x

ingrid said...

I felt the same way. And I hated it when people would say to me "babies come when they are ready". Heck, I wanted the baby to come when 'I' was ready!

Enjoy your last few weeks. Your baby belly is beautiful.

Hope's Mama said...

Oh you look so lovely, Rach. I almost texted you the other day. Been thinking about you so much.
With that bump, I'm getting boy vibes. But I'm always wrong on that, so who knows!
Can't wait for that big day to arrive.
xo

Michelle said...

Such a sweet photo Rach, really lovely. Enjoy this special time. Thinking of you. xxx

Amber said...

Wow rach looking gorgeous, that heavenly belly...LOVE IT! and miss mine...
Have fun..xx

sophie said...

Don't kids just love pregnant bellies! That is such a special photo, one your new baby will love when he/she is big enough.

Elise said...

Hi Rach

What a "beauty full" photo. Any day now and whenever it happens it will be the perfect time.

Our baby girl made her entrance on Easter Sunday, six days before our due date. We feel so blessed.

You are in my prayers and thoughts as you prepare to meet this precious new soul.

Poppy and Mei said...

I could never reach my legs...XXxx

Corrie said...

ohhhh not long to go! I remember my aunty told me with my first, make sure you shave your legs before you go to hospital...how right she was!

you are so right about not telling people, goodness when I went overdue with my first if I wasn't home family were ringing the home and mobile saying where are you, are you in the hospital, is everything ok, you weren't at home!!!!!

Corrie:)

tiff said...

Love you Rach and if I don't get back here before, I hope you have a beautiful birth.

Poppy and Mei said...

C'mon Baby! XXxx.

Amanda @ My Everyday Blog said...

I was 37 weeks last friday, can you believe its almost time?!

Jessica said...

Soon, soon this sweet babe will arrive---I can't believe how time has flown!

KERRY said...

Hoping all is well...good luck with everything! x

JasperBoy said...

Holding my breath....

Jen in Melbourne