Thursday, June 23, 2011

Due Date-Schmu Date

Today is my estimated due date...

...the day I have had running through my head for months, the day that I have repeated to every curious stranger, and the day with which I have desperately tried not to get attached. With the average pregnancy lasting anywhere between 37 and 42 weeks and only 5% of babies being born on their due dates, I have known from the beginning of this pregnancy that "June 23rd" meant very little.

Even with all that in mind today still feels like a milestone.

I made it! Hooray! I'm 40 weeks pregnant, healthy, and happy. With a big ol' grin on my face I've been enjoying waddling around the neighborhood and bouncing on my birth ball in our living room. I'm one silly happy, round lady and loving it!

Right now my only job is to surrender and let things take their course. A pretty good gig, no? Sure there's been some restlessness here and there, but I've found that like most situations in life you are only as bored as you let yourself be. Yay proactivity- the answer to most problems!

This pregnancy has had its fair share of emotional highs and lows, but as I enter the final stretch I am feeling nothing but excitement. I know that this part of the journey is coming to an end and I am grateful for every moment.



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Baby in Broad said...

You look beautiful! Congratulations, mama!