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On Waiting

"You're past your due date, right?" "Still not out yet?" "Do you feel like he's coming soon?" My due date has come and gone. Only by three days... but that's enough to be bombarded by questions like these from well-meaning friends & family members. (If you're one of the people that has asked these questions, it's okay. We're cool. I know you're just as excited as I am to meet this little guy.) The waiting is, I will be honest, unpleasant. Even though I know that 80% of babies are born within the two weeks on either side of their due date, every day that etches by, I start to wonder the above, too. Will he ever arrive? My dear friend & sister-in-law sent me an image with this caption: "Waiting for a baby is like picking someone up from the airport, but you don't know who they are or what time their flight comes in." SO. TRUE. In my own pondering on the matter, I could only think o

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