Thursday, October 16, 2008

Guess Date Is Here!

Silly me! Staying at home really has me confusing my days and dates. I thought yesterday was the 16th- my guess date for baby "Bit"'s arrival. But, to my surprise, when I woke up and saw my phone calendar this morning, today is the 16th- not yesterday. Haha! So when I get the dreaded question, "When's your due date?" a million times a day, I get to say, "Today" for the second day in a row. Pregnancy brain :)... Like it matters anyway- since it's NOT a due date but a "guess" date- and really it's a guess month and NOT a day (hence the reason why the question annoys me). However, not to worry, I will try to get the baby's date of birth correct once he/she arrives. I guess in that case, if I was confused on my days when he/she makes his/her arrival then that could be bad.

Psalms 37:7 "Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him, do not fret..."

As the end of this pregnancy has arrived, I am not feeling like most of the moms I hear from. Frankly, I feel like I could be pregnant for at least an entire more month and not mind. I love being pregnant! And, I know- sadly- that this is a precious time that I will never get back once it's gone. I feel so blessed!! However, I know that it is time to start relinquishing this season and allowing things to move forward into the next. I want Bit to have peace that he/she may arrive at any time, and we are so excited. So, I need to switch focus and concentrate on why I am excited that this pregnancy is nearing the end:

1) I am excited to know how great my birth was- that Bit and I did it! I got a text from a friend and fellow midwifery student the other night telling me to hurry up and settle down and have this baby. I asked her why and she said she was excited for me to go through labor and tell her how it really is. That cracked me up (you'd understand if you had our job)!
2) I am excited for JB to experience labor/birth firsthand- poor guy has heard years of my stories.
3) I hope this baby has some hair because I am excited to rub that soft baby fuzz hair against my cheek all day
4) I am excited for JB and I to unwrap our package- is this a boy or a girl?!
5) I am looking so forward to my herbal bath with Bit after birth
6) I am so excited to have my own birth photography by Lynsey (
7) I am so thankful that I get to experience and claim the Lord as my Shelter during labor/birth
8) I am excited for my family to experience normal labor/birth firsthand
9) I can NOT wait to be able to stop answering phone calls/emails/txt/questions about whether or not the baby has arrived. I am so thankful that people care so much, but... I promise we will NOT keep Bit's arrival a secret!!
10) And, finally, I am soooo excited to spend hours and hours a day relishing in the blessing of our baby- counting fingers and toes over and over again, just staring... Cherishing everyday for just like this pregnancy, it all goes by too fast!

1 Samuel 1:27 "For this child I prayed, and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of Him"

In HIS perfect timing, Bit shall be here shortly... Thank-you, Lord, that YOU have perfect timing!


Whittney said...

Ah are so right. It will all pass so quickly. I don't even remember how it feels to be pregnant! You keep on cherishing every minute of pregnancy..and when the time comes, your birth will be perfect. (See blog for more on time I sit here Avery is scolding her bunny. Cracks me up!)

Michelle said...

Yes, I agree with your friend - Settle down and have that baby already!! lol!

You are going to do AWESOME at your birth!! You've blessed so many others, me included, that I know the Lord is going to give you a beautiful, peaceful birth! :)

And yes, the pregnancy time is drawing to a close, but you have SO many wonderful "firsts" ahead of you! It's one thing to have your little blessing kicking inside of you, but it's another kind of wonderful to kiss their precious little toes and nuzzle your face into their baby neck and breathe deeply. I've done it a few times - I know! ;)

And get pregnant and do it all again. Lather. Rinse. Repeat! lol!

I love you my friend and I'm so excited to meet "Bit" (which btw, is what Ken has always called Hope, so it's a great nickname!)

Okay, you can go into labor now. If not, I may write another book on your blog! :)

marie said...

Dr Cindy! I am anxiously waiting for Lesley to let me know when the BIRHTDAy is! You have been on my mind and so I have lifted you and "that day" up to the Lord! I have so enjoyed your blog, your words of wisdom and all! God Bless you and your husband during this very exciting transistion time! Love Marie

neveraim said...

Yes, you're sweet baby will come when he/she is ready.

You should have told everyone that you were 'due' the first week of November....that way you could have your peace right now.

Really the worst part of pregnancy is having everyone hassle you when you pass your "due date"...But I guess it also shows you that you have a lot of people who love and care about it's not all bad.

You should come over and hang out with me one day. I'm home so stop by anytime. I'll make you guys dinner next week if 'bit' hasn't arrived.

Tell JB hi...I love you guys!

feltsdia said...

We are all just so excited for your bundle to arrive. For me, it's a continuance of seeing God move in your lives. He has been so faithful and His vision for your lives is manifesting right before my eyes! Can you imagine the seed you will pour into this generation! He promises an abundant harvest, even 100 fold! One hundred fold of the two of you promises to be a mighty manifestation of His glory! Hallelujah! I cannot wait to witness and participate in that move of God that He promised when He said, "...and even greater things than these will you do in My Name." HALLELUJAH! I've already preached myself happy! So, hurry up, will you?! :)

The Mommy Blawger said...

Since the average length of a first-time pregnancy is 41w1d, I would just adjust your "guess" date and tell people next week. :)

I'll be praying for you and anxiously awaiting news.

Christy@pipandsqueak said...

You are at such peace about bit's arrival and that is great to see. I felt much more that way with Caroline than with Katherine. You are truly practicing what you preach to all of us. Praying for you and waiting to hear the news.