Monday, 3 May 2010

baby: 40 weeks

The waiting is almost too much. Having no control over when this baby will arrive is hard - letting go and 'going with the flow' is not easy for me. I can be impatient. I am being impatient.

I need a sign that it will be soon. I know that it will have to be sometime in the next 2 or so weeks. But 2 weeks is a long time when you are overdue and overwrought. 2 weeks is a long time in a pregnancy, in politics and when waiting for a lover to come home. 2 weeks can be a long, long time.

I know that when the baby finally arrives, none of this will matter.

11 comments:

Ella said...

patience mama! now is the time to call on babysitters for your older one so you can go off and have a massage, pedicure, peaceful walk... indulge as much as you can in some time for yourself.
((((blessings to you)))))
xoxo

Hope's Mama said...

I feel for you, Rach. You're braver than I. I couldn't let them let me go overdue with Angus. Not a chance. I wish I had of been brave enough to let Angus pick his birthday, but I guess when you know what we know, it isn't always that easy.
My sister just went five days overdue as you know and the waiting almost killed me. Not because of impatience (but that does play in to it of course) but just being scared. You get a lot of the "don't worry it will all be worth it in the end" and "soon you'll be sooooooooooo busy" but I guess we are often always thinking "if" not "when".
Thinking of you sooooooooo much. Come on baby!
xo

willywagtail said...

I know totally how you feel. The whole thing is just that may weeks too long. You can't wait for it too end, to be able to see your feet, hang the washing out comfortably, make the bed properly, etc. But you know what? When your tummy has gone and you can do all of this you won't have the energy!! Cherrie

ingrid said...

Those final days are tough aren't they.

Put your feet up and have a cuppa whenever you can and remind yourself how much harder that will be to do when little one arrives.


Beautiful photo too.

Loz and Dinny said...

Gorgeous photo, Rach! As hard as it is to wait - use the time to relax .. couch action my friend and a little snoozing. Thinking of you x

Jeanette said...

Sending you so much love, the waiting must be so hard. The photo is beautiful. x

JasperBoy said...

When you work out what makes the waiting easier, please let me know....... Is there too many times that I can check the Grandy and Baa blog in a day???

Your beautiful body has grown you another beautiful baby. Thinking of Minnie and Alice and your new one that we are desperately wanting to meet.

Loving thoughts. Each and everyday.

Jen in Melbourne

Poppy and Mei said...

Waiting with you...XXxx.

sophie said...

I remember that feeling so well - the days just can drag can't they! In non pregnancy time 2 weeks is fast!!

Jo said...

Not long now Rach. You look beautiful.

Michelle said...

Stunning photo!

At least it's not too hot, I was two weeks overdue in the middle of a blistering heatwave in Sydney with Elsa. So uncomfortable. Even so, the waiting is hard...