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Great Expectations...

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Our due date is here and Andre and I are excited about meeting our new baby. Every morning we look at my stomach and try to encourage the baby to arrive. Every morning, the baby plays us. We imagine that the baby is thumbing its nose at us and laughing—thinking how confused we are to believe that we can get it to change its timeline. Even though I knew how excited Andre and I would be I had no idea how excited family and friends would be. When I call people there is a pregnant pause . I hear the excitement in their voices. They believe that I have important news to share. And I can hear their disappointment when I just say, “hello”. Every day I receive text messages asking whether I have made any progress. Every day I have nothing to report. People have asked me about my predictions. However, never having gone through this before, I have no predictions. I actually have nothing worthwhile to report. The only thing that I can say is, “We’ll see.” People have called asking for

Expecting the baby...

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Add caption My last weeks of pregnancy have been full of waiting. You spend so much time during the first two trimesters worrying about the baby’s development. You cross your legs, watch your activities and do everything that you can to make sure that the baby cooks long enough. Then it seems like things change in an instant. After they tell you that the baby will likely survive if born, it is on.