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June 19, 2013


Oh this waiting is a funny thing.  In the waiting for a baby your world slows down only to speed up when you have a string of contractions which make you wonder if “this is it”.  The funny thing is I imagine this long line of pregnant women and each one that I had put ahead of me has gone on to birth.  So I know I am next.  So the waiting is a bit more… I dunno…filled? heavy? legit?  I have a nice little rhythm going on of collecting my 7 kids and taking them to the pool with a picnic lunch everyday.  I abandon all my grown up work…and set my sights on sun and swimming.  Today after a rather eventful string of contractions I looked at my favorite birth partner and said, “You better be praying for me today… because those were real and I am next in line… and I sort of want to find the biggest pregnant lady and push her ahead of me in line yelling,‘take her instead. I will take tomorrow'” . I remember being like this in other pregnancies….so my need to shove a pregnant lady in front of birth and for me to hide in my room, isn’t new to me.  I may not understand the actual baby concept… but I get the labor one.  So I am waiting…and clearly I am trying to be oh so mature about it.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. Loraine permalink
    June 19, 2013 7:43 pm

    I love this post and totally understand wanting to shove a pregnant lady ahead of me. I’ll pray your labor lasts no more than 20 minutes and the delivery is complete in another 5 minutes.

  2. June 19, 2013 11:07 pm

    It’s the worst part. Keep your eyes focused on the prize and know we are thinking and praying for all. ( your partner has been there done at so all is good! You’ve got this!)

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