Still here, still pregnant

Because I am, well, me, I’ve been checking my horoscope for each day’s tomorrow to see if there’s a clue that I might have this kid. Here’s today’s (my due date):

“Not everything is as perfect as it initially seems today, so you need to let go of your expectations early on. If you don’t, you may spend the day frustrated.”

Great. Looks like baby isn’t coming today… unless this is reverse psychology somehow, and me thinking the baby isn’t coming today is the expectation I need to let go of, meaning he is coming today.

Clearly, waiting is messing with my mind.

What’s frustrating is that I feel like we’ve been waiting forever, except today is actually my due date, and due dates? Pshaw. They’re just statistics imposed on a natural process controlled by a fetus, for heaven’s sakes! And I’ve said from the beginning I thought he’d be late, right?

Still, I’m tired of waiting. I’m not tired of being pregnant or anxiously looking forward to meeting my kid, but I’m ready for the waiting to be over. Yes, I want to meet him. Yup, it would be nice to not be pregnant. Mostly, though, I would like all the minutes spent second-guessing every twinge to be behind me.

Let the sleeplessness begin!

So I’m going to try to salvage my attitude, a long shot given my plan is to work (nothing like being on calls and trying valiantly not to get involved) and… well, what should I do? I feel like we could do all the things we won’t be able to do for a little while once he’s here, but my list is pretty short:


eat out, together


Not the stuff that dreams are made of. It’s shaping up to be a fabulous Monday. (Ahem.)


12 thoughts on “Still here, still pregnant

  1. I hope for your sake he shows up today. I feel like I’ve been waiting forever and have a feeling I’m just gonna keep on waiting. I’m officially on leave now which makes it worse because I no longer have work to distract me from the waiting. Good luck lady!

  2. My baby boy was 4 days late, and I was so incredibly frustrated… however, I realized that it was far more fun to tell people I was due “yesterday” than it was to say next Tuesday. Here’s hoping he comes soon!

  3. Ugh. Hopefully, little boy gets with the program! If it makes you feel any better, I read 95% of babies come within 2 weeks of their due date. No? Didn’t make you feel better? It was worth a shot, but I wasn’t liking that stat this morning either!

  4. Go to the movies!! You can take him to a restaurant but movie theaters will become fond memories once he arrives. 🙂

  5. You could: Play music really really louod without regards to time; pick you just your keys and wallet and go somewhere, even if it’s just a walk (or to get a snack); rearrange your over night delivery bag (once he comes it’s something you won’t be able to do again, no need); count his kicks/movements in your belly; get in an elevator and secretly hit the “stop” button, then yell “my water broke the baby’s coming”; ignore strangers random and unhelpful posts.

  6. I wanted to second Cassie: we started taking our baby to restaurants when she was 3 weeks old, and take her out (at least) weekly now, 11 months later. Maybe we just lucked out, but she’s really good at restaurants.

    I do miss sitting & reading through a magazine, though.

  7. Ah, Cassie, my sister just told me last week that there are actually movie theaters that cater to mamas during the day…everyone brings their kiddos and babies and no one gets pissed when someone starts crying…kids or moms 🙂 I have yet to venture out to one of these fancy schmancy awesomely horrible day theaters but if I go I’ll be sure to share!

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