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Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Waiting Game

Yesterday, in the weekly email update that I receive from BabyCenter, it described this remaining part of pregnancy as "the waiting game," and I think it's the most accurate description for what both Jerry and I are experiencing right now. BabyCenter's email suggests: "Take naps, catch up on your reading, and spend uninterrupted time with your partner while you can," and really that's what I've basically been doing this weekend.

But, enjoying this down time is easier said than done, and like most things in life, I'm sure I won't appreciate all this extra time, sleep, and relaxation until later when I don't have it anymore. So, while it has been a nice, quiet, slow-paced weekend, I also find myself a little bored and sick of the anticipation.

However, they say that good things come to those who wait...

22 comments:

Carly said...

I never appreciated the sleep when I was able to get it....but I do now. ha!

My kids are at the Grandparents this weekend and now I am soaking up every minute of doing NOTHING.

Hang in there, you are so close!

Marlene said...

Hope you can enjoy some of your free time while you have it, but I know what you mean about being boored with the waiting game.

Jamoosh said...

When I first read the beginning sentence I thought you wrote "reaming" and thought this might not be something I would be comfortable with. Then I figured it out. Doh!

X-Country2 said...

Sleep sleep sleep!

Erin said...

It's extra long for you because you are not working right now. If you need something to do...I have books that need to be read, household chores, outdoor chores, shopping, etc. ;) Just kidding.

Agate Lake Girl said...

Just like waiting for Christmas morning when you know you're getting an amazing present - if only babies were that easy to "open". :)

SJ Goody said...

Let me say Jess... it is the most worthwhile waiting you will ever do. :) I am in love with both baby and mommyhood!(BTW - I pointedly logged online just now to see how you are doing! Otherwise... not much time to "play" online!)

lifestudent said...

Make sure to take the time to pamper yourself. A mani/pedi, facial & massage are in order!

AKA Alice said...

Have you started eating the crazy foods "guaranteed" to put you into labor?

BTW...a pedicure is an excellent idea!

Wes said...

put the baby on the phone so I can tell her, "Get with the damn program!!" :-) You are welcome.

Ted said...

tick tock tick tock tick tock.

Enjoy the rest time! It is definitely getting very excited.

MCM Mama said...

Definitely take some time to be pampered! I imagine being off work is part of why time is dragging. With both my boys, I was racing around trying to get things done and was not at all ready for them to arrive.

Enjoy the quiet, she'll be here soon.

runner26 said...

hope you are finding fun, relaxing things to occupy your time. i like the pampering mani/pedi/spa idea ;)

AnthonyP said...

The old "tick, tock, tick, tock" feeling. Well, let me say this - be prepared early. Both of my daughters arrived about 18 days early, when we least expected it.

Amanda said...

I can't imagine how you guys must be feeling right now. Exciting!

Carolina John said...

yep, you are exactly right. the anticipation will kill you, but this time next week it might be "remember when we could just go to sleep when we were tired?"

Jena Simms said...

O the waiting game! What a tiresome thing to do, WAIT! I pray your wait is a short wait.

Viper said...

Forget waiting. Turn the spit on that pig. Grab a jump rope and bounce that baby out!

N.D. said...

everyone tells you to go out to dinner, enjoy the time. I was taken by surprise when Nick was 2 weeks early so never was :waiting: but I went through how that feels with alot of my friends!

kelsalynn said...

Don't tempt me on Nov & Dec budgets! :)

I can only imagine how difficult this "waiting" period can be... I'm sure you just want to meet her already! I think you're handling it quite well though!!

Krissy said...

I laughed when I read that today on the Baby Center's email I got. It SO is the waiting game! Although I just need 1 more weekend to do things we need to get done prior to the baby arriving, after that he can come anytime!

Betsy said...

There's also the frustrating fact that everyone you know is now monitoring you and thinking, "Huh, she's still pregnant" every time they see you. When I was at your point in my pregnancy, I got a bad case of Crazy and started to believe that I was never, ever going to have the baby, would be pregnant forever, and everyone would just have to get used to the idea. I hope that does not happen to you!