Friday, August 6, 2010

No Baby Yet...

5 days left until our due date.

So I never really expected her to come early, but I hoped she might. It seems to be the popular trend these days...most of my bloggie cycle buddies have delivered their babies (early) and so have all my pregnant friends in real life.

I love studying all the baby pictures they've posted on their blogs and facebook accounts. It still just amazes me that those precious little faces came out of those baby bumps I've been admiring for months. Then I look down at my bump and I still have trouble believing that there is a sweet little face in there waiting to greet me one of these days.

It still seems surreal. The longer I wait and the longer the time goes by after receiving news of my friends' deliveries the more I have trouble believing that this is actually going to happen to me too. I feel the way I did when I first got that positive pregnancy test. It was so wonderful that I couldn't seem to wrap my head around the great news.

Yes, I feel her kick constantly, but in a way I've gotten used to pregnancy. It feels normal to me now...even if I am becoming increasing less comfortable.

I know this is a finite process and eventually she will HAVE to come out, but today it feels very far away.

I don't want to seem impatient like I'm trying to will her out since I prayed so hard in beginning for her to implant after our embryo transfer. This wait is just very long and seems to get harder every day and I'm running out of distractions to keep me busy until her arrival. Not to mention my energy is limited so doing all kinds of thing is out of the question. My parents are here waiting for her to arrive...all her clothes have been washed and her car seat is installed. I have my hospital bags packed and I've checked all my lists twice. I AM READY, but apparently SHE ISN'T quite yet...and I respect that. I know eventually she will arrive when she's ready.

I just hope that it's sooner than later. I am prepared to be patient for 5 more days, but I know once I pass my due date it's going to get very difficult!!! 



  1. She is going to be here before you know it! Are you having any contractions? You could try some Castor oil to get this show on the road. I know lots of blogger friends who have taken it and gone into labor shortly after!

  2. She's a responsible, punctual girl who takes things like due dates very seriously :-).
    I know what you mean about it feeling less real as we get closer. Is this actually going to happen? YES it is!!!!! ...when she's good and ready that is! XO

  3. I think the absolute toughest thing for me about pregnancy is not knowing a date when the baby will arrive. I need a little more preparation than this. The thought that it can be in minutes or weeks (for me, not you) is crazy! You have to be getting really close now. Hang in there!!!

  4. Ohh goodness~! I hope that she arrives soon!

  5. I never had to experience this part of pregnancy -- it seems SO agonizing, all the waiting, waiting, waiting. It must be so frustrating to not know exactly when she's coming, it's like mentally you just want to KNOW the date so you have a firm time to grasp onto and plan around. You are SOOO close now, Cilla! Apparently you did such a good job incubating her that she decided she'd like to stay nice and toasty in there for a little longer ;) Hold on, girl ...

  6. She'll come out - though I know how you feel. Actually I don't - my daughter followed the early trend and it's lucky she did because she was born 11 days early but was 9 pounds! Now she is two months (exactly today!) I hope your baby makes her debut soon! The time really does fly when she gets here, so take advantage of the down time while you can... Good luck!

    Kait @