Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Waiting, waiting, waiting....


My belly @ 24 weeks


So here we are at 38 and a half weeks still patiently waiting (well maybe not patiently) for bubba to arrive. I honestly never thought that I would make it this far. I was so convinced that she would come early because of family history on my side. The fact that my body started breaking down around 30 weeks just reaffirmed my belief that she would be here early.

Her official due date is July 26th which is a date very close to my heart. It was my great grandmothers birthday and I was extremely close to her. We share a lot of personality traits and so I always loved the fact that my daughter was due to come into this world the same day that she did. Like in a way they are somehow connected, and maybe in a way it was a sign from nan that she's still watching over me.

Unfortunately out of all the months of the year that I could have picked to have a baby, I picked the one with the most family birthdays. Accidental fail there. I've had to avoid birthdays on the 8th and 9th and still have to avoid the 16th and 17th. Since the false labour on the 6th I've been on edge that she would come on one of these days. Thankfully she didn't come on the 9th because that was T's birthday. This week we have the cousins birthdays, my nephew is on the 16th and niece is on the 17th. Originally our baby was due on the 18th before they updated my due date and it would be kind of cool if she did come on the 18th - I mean how many families have all the cousins born in a row? Fingers crossed she doesn't come today or tomorrow now that I've posted this.

I would still love it if she came on the 26th, but to be honest I don't know if I want to wait around another week and a half. I'm ready to meet her now (or at least after Thursday). Its becoming increasingly uncomfortable and from all the poking and prodding I swear she is running out of room. I will miss the kicks and hiccups, but at the same time we are eager to meet her. T has been exceptionally eager the last few days, its kind of cute.

I cant wait to see what she looks like. To discover her personality. To get to know her on the outside and forge an even closer bond than what we already have. I cant wait for T to meet her. I am looking forward to that the most, seeing the man of my dreams as the father of my child.


Toni xx





34 comments:

  1. Oh it is so hard to wait at that late stage of pregnancy! I hate that long drawn out last couple of weeks. Would be lovely if she was born on your Grandma's Birthday I think.
    I hope everything goes smoothly for you.
    #teamIBOT

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    1. I know Im so torn, I really would still like the 26th. I say that as if I actually have a choice ha, I guess its going to happen when it happens regardless of what I want.

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  2. Whenever she decides to arrive it wont be long now and then a whole new special chapter begins! All the best. I just had a new family edition 4 weeks ago and he was 2 weeks over so I understand the frustration of waiting and not knowing :-)

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    1. Oh I cant imagine being 2 weeks over. I think in my head I still think its months away as Ive been waiting so long now. I cant really get my head around the fact that she actually will be here really soon and not just because I want her to be.

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  3. I know exactly how you are feeling!! My due date with number 3 is the 31st and I am just as excited and impatient this time around!! Good luck, hope you don't have to wait too long!!

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    1. You too Ann! Its so exciting there are so many of us due around the same time.

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  4. Fingers crossed for the 26th then, Toni :) I can't wait to hear all about it. Enjoy the last little moments of alone time with your man before your darling daughter arrives :)

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    1. He's still got another week on shift work then he has some time off. Hopefully we get some days off together before bub arrives.

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  5. Those last couple of weeks are a killer!!! I have to weight another 10 weeks and I'm not sure how I'm going to hold out that long (mentally or physically!!) Wishing you & bub all the best through the birth. xxx

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    1. I can totally relate. I never thought I would get this far at all.

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  6. Oooh, what anticipation! Only 10 days to go...maybe earlier! Doesn't matter what day she ends up being born, as long as both you and baby are healthy and safe. It's all good from there! Can't wait to hear the good news!

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    1. Exactly Grace as long as she's healthy that's really all the matters in the end.

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  7. That's so exciting Toni - I hope she comes on the 26th - i know it's another 10 days - and uncomfortable ones - but how lovely to share your grandmother's birthday. My daughter is born on her Irish Nanny's birthday - we all love it. Hope it all goes really well, kimx

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    1. I'm still hoping for the 26th. We've made it past all the other birthdays so far so any day now is ok really, but the 26th would be special.

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  8. Hang in there Toni - I was sure I'd go early with No.2 but I had to be induced at 42 weeks - I HOPE THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN to you - I'll send out some good vibes to universe, I remember feeling so smashing at the end of all 3 pregnancies of mine! :)

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    1. I seriously hope that doesn't happen to me too. I will go insane!

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  9. I know, it seems like you're waiting FOREVER at this stage but don't rush it. Let baby and your body know what is best for you.

    July is the BEST month! My birthday's in here too ;)

    Congratulations and enjoy your precious little angel very soon x

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    1. Thanks Lani. I go back and forth between wanting it to end and wanting it to last forever. Its a love/hate relationship at the moment :)

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  10. To a certain degree, I do understand. My daughter was scheduled to come near my birthday, but she was supposed to be about a week after. I was sure she was coming a week or two early, but she chose to arrive five days early--on my birthday! That was God, to be sure. She is now 10, and I'm 39!! Anyway, my prayers are with you right now. Commenting from the blog hop on bloggy moms.
    http://mydevotionalthoughts.net

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    1. I am so glad she didn't come on the 9th although it would have been somewhat cool because that is also my dads bday so it would have been grandfather, father and daughter all born on the same day. T didn't want to share his birthday though so I'm glad for him that he doesn't have to now.

      I think its kind of cool that you share your birthday with your daughter. Divine intervention for sure.

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  11. I know absolutely 100% how you are feeling, I'm due the 27th and seriously hoping she comes before then! At the same time I am trying to enjoy the last days of being pregnant as I know now second time around how hectic the first few newborn weeks are, but I remember the anticipation of meeting Punky for the first time (who was born smack bang on her due date I might add) and it's no different second time around.

    I hope everything goes really well and bubs arrives soon for you. Sending you big cyber hugs and positive labour vibes!

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    1. How cool that Punky was born on her due date! One of my friends said to me today 'you know your baby is due next week' and suddenly I was like wow its really not that far away now - even though it still feels like ages.

      She didn't come today so we shall see what tomorrow brings. We might have our girls on the same day!

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  12. My daughter was born on the 26th, Toni. So it's such a special day for me. So whenever your daughter comes, that'll be your special day. Good luck, as your boat drifts closer and closer to the shore.

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    1. My mums birthday is on the 26th too (although not July) so I do think it would be kind of cool because then nans granddaughter has a birthday on 26th and then her granddaughter would too. But Im happy for her to arrive whenever she is ready.

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  13. The last few weeks are always the worst!!! Hope it's not too much longer for you xx

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  14. I so clearly remember the thrill of the chase of waiting for those last few weeks of pregnancy to end. The wanting it to end and the not wanting it to end, both at the same time. Enjoy the rush, Toni. x

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  15. 38 weeks? I wanted it out after 3 weeks, was dying to hold it. I was so impatient with my pregnancy it was weird, lol.

    I wish you the best with yours and with the birth!

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    1. I keep wondering if there is actually a baby in there I've been waiting so long now its driving me nuts.

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  16. Ah, you're getting so close! I was only three days earlier than my expected due date and, like you, I was SURE my little one would come earlier! I was put on bed rest for the last two months of pregnancy and the waiting and laying around was maddening! Hang in there, though. All I can tell you is it will be a chaotic whirlwind once the baby is here. You're in a for a beautiful and crazy ride! All the best!

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    1. I was so convinced she would be early, but now I'm seriously convinced shes going to be late.

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  17. Such an exciting time. good luck.

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  18. It's so hard to wait, but time will fly!

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    1. It doesn't feel like its flying right now. I'm sure it will go quick once shes here though.

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