Georgia's Due Date

Monday, July 29, 2013



July 29.  A day that has been marked on my calendar for what seems like forever.  A day that I have anticipated with so much excitement, joy and a little fear.  Georgia’s “due date.”  Due dates are funny you know.  I mean you go to the doctor to find out you are expecting a little miracle in 9 months and they give you this date.  This date that, in your mind, means you get to meet your prince or princess at least by then, if not before.  This date that sort of neatly boxes in your birth plan and baby plan.  Your family watches and waits.  They change their plans so they aren’t traveling or doing anything at all really around that date.  Your friends send encouraging texts and emails or call to check on you.  “Is she coming?” they ask.  “Any signs?”  My sweet dad even asked me the other night, “So when do they think she’s coming?”  “They,” I guess being the smarty pants doctors who labeled me with this date.  And all the while all I have been able to say is, “I have no idea.”  “Still no real labor signs but my waddle is quite impressive.”

The doctors had warned me about this.  Reminded me over and over that my due date is just an estimate.  That she’ll come when she’s ready.  I’ve had so many friends have little bundles lately and they too have been able to offer the same words of advice.  One of my closest friends from college watched her due date come and go, and didn’t get to meet her little nugget until over a week after.  I prayed for her hard that week – just presuming that it must have been agony waiting on her little one.  But then he came.  This perfect little gift from above.  And suddenly the calendar year became quite irrelevant.  All that mattered was that he was here.

    
40 weeks

So while I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t tried every trick in the book to get her here today, Georgia’s not here yet.  And as my due date comes and goes today with little signs of labor, (keep in mind its 5 am over here and I simply can’t sleep, so who know what the later part of today will bring, maybe a baby?) I am hopeful and I am grateful.  Hopeful that the day is near when I get to hold my baby girl.  And grateful for the time I get to carry her and protect her in a way I will never get to once she comes into this world.  I am so glad I don’t make big, important decisions about the world because God has proven time and again He is much better at that.  So, God just let me know when You are ready.  And when she is ready.  I’ll be waiting.  As patiently as I humanly can (with a lot of help from you obviously). 

And now I will try and lay down for another hour of sleep while I still can.


Happy Monday sweet friends.


16 comments :

Chelsea L said...

I'm not quite at my due date yet, but had 2 separate false alarms this weekend. One with us ending up in L & D...car all packed...ready to meet our sweet girl. Such a lesson in patience. I had family drive an hour and a half to be close "just in case". It put a lot of pressure on me to try to make something happen that's 100% out of my control. I will keep you in my thoughts as I completely feel what you are right now. This anticipation for the biggest day of our lives. So many emotions!!

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

This was just the sweetest! Gigi is so lucky to have you! I hope she comes out soon. Sending lots of prayers your way sweet friend! Enjoy those extra ZzZ's for sure :)

Becky said...

happy due date! I hope you get to meet her soon :)

Nicole Shea said...

I hear ya! This waiting is pretty tough--but how awesome to know that God's timing is perfect!! :)

The Life of Poole said...

I understand! I am currently at 41 weeks today and it surely tests your patience! I am not an overly patient person to begin with - I was the child who peaked under my parents bed at my Christmas presents because I just couldn't wait haha. So we figured that since you need extra patience with kids that God is just testing us - but hopefully not for too much longer!

Chelsea said...

Oh I pray for a smooth and safe delivery soon! I know those last few days are so tough! Sending lots of love your way!

Chelsea said...

Oh I pray for a smooth and safe delivery soon! I know those last few days are so tough! Sending lots of love your way!

Celeste Arrigo said...

Happy due date! Praying for your little family this week! Come on Georgia!

Elle said...

aw happy due date! I can't imagine how hard it must be to wait for little Miss Georgia. Praying she comes quickly and safely!

Nicole Shea said...

p.s. I tagged you in a post...I'd love it if you played along! http://www.benandnicoleshea.com/2013/07/6-things-you-might-not-know-about-me.htm

Kelly Slater said...

Happy Due Date Sweet Georgia! I was induced a week early with Tinley, so I can not imagine what you're feeling, but I can tell you to get some sleep while you can! She will be here so soon! And you are so right, it's all in God's hands, and when HE is ready, she'll come. :o)

Marshall said...

Awww what a wonderful post and what a wise mama you are. I am so excited for you -- God is SO good!! You're going to do amazing in labor.. I'm grateful that you've been a step ahead of me in our pregnancies so I can have your example and wisdom to follow. Sending you so much love and prayers my dear!

Nicole Marie said...

oh i bet you're so anxious! and seriously you look so good... i think unless you stood sideways no one would know you were pregnant

Bianca Martino said...

happy due date day!! Hooray for full term! you look amazing by the way, WAY too good for someone who's full term (:. good luck!!!

k8te said...

i will be thinking of you, hope miss georgia makes an appearance VERY soon! :)

The Yarbrough's said...

Awwww....I know your anxious. She'll make her grand appearance very soon. You are sooo close to holding that sweet baby of yours in your arms. :)

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