I am not a very patient person sometimes. I'm just not! My least patient time of life is towards the end of a pregnancy where I just want to be back to my formerly strong and capable self with my precious bundle on the outside. This isn't to say that I'm not those things while pregnant, but I certainly have to succumb to inactivity to keep my babies growing inside of me. As a grand-multip (look it up!) I have a little increase in concern while carrying a child. Did I mention that I have small and early babies too! Ahhh!
My dear sweet husband already missed one of my early births and we're really trying to not have a repeat. He is however currently broken down on the road between Boulder and home. The irony is that he was driving home from Boulder when our Anselm was born at 35 weeks! He met him an hour later...
I am in my 35th week now and I can guarantee the wait is painful...almost literally!
I want to meet this little person!
I want to move my body freely without compromising another!
I want to open the new chapter of my motherly love with my baby in my arms.
We all get called up with our chance to wait something out, maybe an injury, a deployment, a needed change, an unwanted circumstance or an illness. I can only conclude that a really thorough examination and analysis will lead you to a healthy place of waiting.
5 tips to help when you're forced to wait:
1. Get real with the wait within your bigger picture. Find it's worth.
2. Chunk it down to all the small positives you can and eek out meaning.
3. Lean on the experience and advice of others to gain confidence.
4. Know the reasons not waiting would bring an adverse result.
5. Take a deep breath because time never stops and this too shall pass.
I've got this! A couple more short days or weeks and I'll have the pleasure, God willing, of introducing you to the new love of my life!