Monday, February 6, 2012

Due Date Passed: What I'm Thankful For

I've been trying to come to terms with the fact that my due date has come and gone with no labor or delivery.  I really thought I was content with our new Ogglet coming "on time" and not early as it seemed many are hoping for in the last few weeks.  A lot of the reasons I was ok with it had to do with last minute little things I wanted to get done before her arrival.  It was the same with Ogglett #1.  In fact, with her I was hoping she would come a day or so after my due date because I had a Mary Kay retreat scheduled where I was going to receive a ton of awards and just didn't want to miss it.  I was blessed with receiving recognition for my hard work and having a fabulous baby girl two days later...perfect.

Talking to my midwife this time around I gather that this mindset is pretty uncommon.  She said that not only do moms not want to go over but, most don't even want to go to their due date!  Everyone is in a hurry.  Now is the time though that I must confess...I have become impatient.  Especially this weekend when DrOgg was home and I thought, why won't she come now so he'll have even more time to be with us??  But, she held out on us and here I am still pregnant.  So what's a girl to do?  I've decided to reflect on some of the reasons I am thankful that we've gotten this far.  Though, I will admit to feeling anxious I also will be mindful in the coming day(s) of all the things I have to be thankful for...

...a healthy pregnancy.
...that I have been able to carry both girls full-term.
...that I can still fit into my "cute" shoes.
...the extra time to prepare in a myriad of big and small ways.
...the precious time I have with Ogglet #1.
...that I can still stand long enough to make a home-cooked meal.
...seeing how excited DrOgg is for his new girl...he's definitely going to be outnumbered. ;-) amazingly supportive family and friends.

Me in all my past due glory (bloatedness haha) trying to take some prego pics while I am still prego. 
Ogglette wanted to be a part of it all and I think it's pretty cute.  She is kissing my belly in this one. :-)

Update....2 days past due:  DrOgg is just getting over a cold/sinus infection and it looks now like the Ogglet and I might be finally getting it.  I'm thinking the delay might be due to him being on nights and how little contact we've had with him this month.  But, I was just thinking how this reminds me of how God's grace is truly active in every aspect of our lives.  If we are going to be sick I'm thinking I would rather wait a few more days for Ogglet #2.


  1. I confess to feeling a little envious when I read your post, since (I think) my pregnancy days are over. My first boy was 3 weeks early, and that whole thing did NOT go off as planned! My second was 3 days late, and I was ready, mind and body, for him. Congrats on the upcoming little one. She'll come when she's ready. Thanks for linking up with me, and whatever concerns you had about linking, it looks like you managed it all perfectly! I hope to hear from you again in the future (but you might be a little busy next Monday). :-)

    1. Thanks so much for visiting my little blog, Michelle. I have so enjoyed yours and even though I initially started following your blog on a whim...I am SO glad that I did! I wasn't 100% sure that my post qualified for your link-up but, it meant a lot to me. I was just really shocked by what my midwife told me and thought myself and others needed to be reminded of the blessing of a full-term pregnancy. I have some friends who've had premature babies so I don't want to take this for granted.