Friday, January 30, 2009

Endurance . . . .

Waiting for a baby is like waiting for a pot of water to boil. You just wait and wait and wait... Wade coming 10 days early ruined me into thinking that I will have all of my babies early from here on OUT! Since then, I automatically moved this babies "due date" up 10 days and started counting from there. . .. All through this pregnancy I have thought, "this baby is going to come early!"

Clearly... I don't have much by way of "mother's intuition". Peter has known that since I was pregnant with Abby, because I SWORE she was a boy and said I knew by, "mother's intuition". When we found out "he" was going to be a "she" I was forever labeled as a mother with NO intuition and I have proven that fact, once again.. boldly, and nobly... (I should REALLY just learn to not listen to myself)

This baby is coming on her own timetable and the only thing that has REALLY gotten my goat this week has been that I have had a drop dead evil cold for the past 7 days... I mean, I didn't go to church last week because of this cold and it just got worse and worse and worse... When I would lay down to go to sleep, my lungs would start to rattle, and I would have a complete coughing spasm and cough until my head started to hurt and I had nothing left to cough. I was feeling despair in a whole new way. No sleep + No Baby= Crazy Emotional Frustrated Crying.

I kept thinking I would "get better" and finally decided that wasn't going to happen and went to the Dr. today. She gave me an antibiotic and I almost kissed her. I am happy to announce that thanks to my antibiotics, I might actually get some sleep tonight... Three cheers for getting SOME sleep. I have a whole new outlook on being OVERDUE! ;) I think I might actually make it now!!! Regardless, thanks for "checking" up on us. Good news will be here soon enough.

15 comments:

Natalie said...

i did the exact same thing with Lennon. It was torture. Crayton came 2 weeks early and piper came 3 weeks early. I "knew" that i cooked them faster than most and my 3rd would fly out 3 weeks early. Wrong. And wrong=no sleep because you lay awake at night wondering if everything is ready just in case it is tonight. I also "knew" that Crayton was a girl and Piper was a boy. I can fully and completely empathize up until you got the cold. from there, i can only offer my deep sympathy. I'm glad that you are getting a little bit better. I'm proud of you too for holding off on the induction and letting her come. Selfless. Have a happy day!

Amy said...

Come on baby!!!!!!
So wait, what's the actual due date? I can't remember...

Ilene said...

Yay for modern medicine! I'm so glad you are getting some sleep. You're right, it is miserable if there isn't a cute cuddly bundle of baby to blame for the lack of sleep.

Leah said...

Oh my gosh, you sounded SO sick. It can only get better from here. Hang in there. Your cyberspace friends are cheering you on!

abbyandcompany said...

sorry still no baby....at least you can still get stuff done!

Kara Jayne said...

I absolutely feel for you. My first was two weeks early and I was sure that was my destiny for all my children. My second was two weeks LATE....I learned my lesson...and felt like I was a MONTH overdue. It made it really nice when number three was only one day overdue...and it was really no big deal when number four was four days overdue. See how perspective can change EVERYTHING!!

The cold however deserves complete and utter sympathy. I cannot think of many things worse than being 9 months prego with a monster cold. Thank goodness for antibiotics.

Oh, and I'm sure when you missed church last week everyone thought you were having the baby right?!! Nothing like having salt in the wounds. Hang in there!!!

cher said...

I've been thinking about you- and checking in for any news. I think Feb. 2nd is a lovely date to have a babe, and you'll have way more energy if your body isn't fighting a cold as well. Hang in there!!!
Btw, I had lunch with Stacy the other day, and she sends a huge hello. Do you want another weird connection? Leah and Audrey Park are friends from Issaquah. = )

The Grant Family said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only mother with NO mother's intuition. I guess my baby's sex wrong every time. I was so good at guessing wrong I started thinking it's always the opposite of what I feel it is, then I got really confused on how I felt. Anyway, our little Ellie is our fourth and final (unless we have an oops)so I guess my guessing days are done. For myself that is. :)

Tina said...

oh boy, it seems like the end takes FOREVER. And when you're sick, even longer. I get the stomach flu every pregnancy and with a weak bladder and heaving, not a pretty picture. Not to mention bronchitis with each pregnancy. Miserable. But there is an end in sight. At least you know she can't stay in there forever. I keep checking to find out if she is here and am excited when she is but keep up your great sense of humor. You are one tough cookie!

Shelby Lou said...

oh goodness dear. you have just got the wrong mothers intuition all over the place. haha i hope she comes soon! come on baby come on the 2nd so my guess will be right! :D hahaha i'm glad you got medicine and sleep.

:D

Melissa-Mc said...

No woman should have to be overdue and sick at the same time. I check several times a day to see if you've gone into labor or had her. It'll be soon...

Emily said...

I totally feel your pain,I'm due in a month and she couldn't come soon enough!! I also feel your pain on the sick front pink and strep and a sick baby boy too boot!! heres to wishing for you!! good luck!!

Jordan said...

Ok, this is totally random but I just put two and two together and realized that I know your sister Hillary! She and I went to Jerusalem together back in 2000. I just connected with her again after all these years on Facebook and saw your name on her friends list. I love Hillary! She was such a dear friend while we were in Jerusalem. Small world! No wonder I liked you from the start! :)

Bridget said...

Oh, I am so, so sorry girlfriend. You can do it! It can't be too much longer, right???

Jessica said...

Waiting for your baby has been almost as painful as waiting for my own...So hoping to login to facebook and see some good news for you, one of these days!

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