Today is THE day on the calendar that has a little heart on it.  It is 10-10-10 which has been my due date since my first ultrasound all those months ago!

Let me tell you, I have been in denial about having a baby.  Today was the day I was REALLY hoping to have my son so that he could have an awesome birthday.  It doesn’t look like that is going to happen.  I have had contractions today since 12:45, every 15 minutes apart.  No pain, just tightness.  And they don’t seem to be getting any closer together.  Being that it is almost 4 pm it is unlikely things are going to get going fast enough to have this kid by midnight.

In my head I am suffering from the mainstream medical notion that I should have had a baby by now.  Logically, I know this is not the case.  It is an “estimated due date” and not an “expiration date.”  I don’t need an induction or a C Section because baby isn’t here yet.  He is working on things so hopefully I meet him soon.  Still, I can’t help wishing he were here! (and as I type that I get another contraction, woo hoo!)

I will be sure to let you know how things progress.  We might have a baby by tomorrow.  Or maybe this will all evaporate and he will come later.

Full frontal, stretch marks and all!
Side View: Shirt is working hard!

Taken Today: 40 Weeks!

10 Responses

  1. Reading your post brought back so many memories of being pregnant right before I gave birth. Which is almost one year ago. Insane!
    I too, wanted a cool number for my daughters birth, I was fixated on her coming on 11.3 which is my birthday (1.13) backwards. She ended up coming on 11.11 which is was even cooler!

    Wishing you a beautiful birth and post partum and hope you enjoy the perfect last moments before your new baby arrives!

    Someone once told me there is wisdom in the stillness before the storm and in the WAITING. I wanted to punch them in the face when I was past my due date and they said that to me, but looking back I wish I had relaxed and enjoyed those last few moments more!

  2. Very exciting! I hope everything goes well and he arrives safely and both of you are healthy and happy when he does get here. The date won’t matter in the end. 🙂 (But that would have been SO cool!)

  3. I was thinking about you today! I sat in church and suddenly realized–it’s your due date! 🙂 You have a gorgeous pregnant tummy and I am so glad you are more interested in the baby coming when it’s ready than a cool number on an annoucement. You can tell them later that they were DUE 10-10-10 and that will be a fun fact for them to share with others down the road. I hope all goes well for you and that you get the beautiful home birth you are dreaming of. I can’t wait to read your story and see pics of the little one! If I were in your shoes, I would be just really focusing on enjoying my other “baby” who soon will seem so big and relishing the little kicks and special little things about being pregnant that you will miss. I am so excited for you!

  4. You look amazing to be 40 weeks pregnant. It’s now 10/13 and I bet your little man is getting excited to be in his mommy’s arms!

  5. Kim, enjoy the last few moments of this pregnancy. You look great. Can’t wait to see pictures of the little man!

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