Saturday, November 18, 2006

One day closer

every day that passes that I don't go into labor is just one day closer to Tuesday.

I'm happy to have our 'drop birth' date (I was gonna say 'drop dead' date, but that just doesn't sound appropriate here)

Tuesday seems far enough away that anything CAN still happen, but yet close enough that I'm not going to kill any neighbors cause it's too far away.

Now, looking back at the fact that my due date was November SEVENTH, I can't help but shake my head and wonder what's up. Is there something inherently wrong with me that I can't do this? I mean, over the course of nine+ months, you'd think the netherlands would have gotten the memo.... but apparently not?

Then on the other hand... I can't say I really mind, either. sure... right now I'm big as a fucking house, and moving around is a bit uncomfortable... but the puking has been at bay for THREE WEEKS as of tomorrow. This is beyond phenomenal for me... I mean, what a nice way to go out!

and of course there's that huge part of my brain that says... no labor = no pain... so putting off just one more day (for the past two weeks) has worked out ok, too.

But I'm ready. ready to meet the One Within... ready to see Rhena's face when she meets her little brother or sister for the first time.... ready to see Troy hold our child.... the one we made for all the right reasons.

SO I'm going to bed smiling tonight... knowing that even if tonight goes by without rushing to the hospital... tomorrow I'll wake up and be one more day closer.


Christi said...

You are SUCH a better woman than me! After about two days of being overdue, I would have stomped into the dr's office and demanded an induction. I do not have the patience you have!

Jewl said...

Good LORD... Tell that baby to get it's booty out here!! :) Stop feeding it chocolate, it must be a girl...hehe
I hope it comes out soon chicky, I will be thinking of you!!

Wethyb said...

Omigoodness! Here I thought cuz I had been away for a little while that you'd have had that kid by now! Good Lord indeed!

Here's to hoping that Tuesday gets here soon and you can show off that little peanut to us!!!

Thinking of you!

greekchickie said...

I can't wait for you, gal! I'm so stinkin happy!

One day closer.


gina said...

WOOHOOOO i can't wait!!!! tues is almost here, but i am betting on a waterbreak on monday afternoon.

holy chaos said...

carrie, i am so happy for you! the last 3 weeks were the best for me! you have done a unbelievable job this pregnancy! you deserve to be waited on hand and foot.