Well, it’s now three days past my due date, and I’m still pregnant. But while I’m ready for this baby to be here, it’s also been a special few days:
- I’ve had so many sweet friends and family members reach out with words of encouragement over the last few days. It’s just another reminder of how fortunate Kevin and I are to be part of such a strong community of people who love us. Thank you to each of you for your kind words and support. I can’t wait for our baby girl to meet each of you!
- Kevin and I are choosing to view each day past our baby’s due date as a “bonus day” for us. We’re enjoying these last few days as “just us” before this baby arrives and our lives change dramatically and permanently. This past weekend we ran errands, saw a movie, hung out with friends at a winery, grilled out, and just enjoyed being together. I’ve fallen even more in love with Kevin in these final days before our baby arrives.
- Now that the due date is behind us, the pressure seems to have lifted a bit. Don’t get me wrong — I still want this baby to come pretty soon on her own, so we don’t have to get into non-stress tests and induction conversations, etc. — but there’s no longer this one, big looming date on the calendar to hope against. It feels nice to have that out of the way. (Sorry, baby girl — no leprechaun-themed birthday parties are in your future!)
We can’t wait to meet our baby girl, but life is still pretty excellent in the meantime…