The Waiting Game

We are playing the waiting game…waiting, waiting, waiting for baby Elinor.  I went to my 39 week appointment on Friday and she said everything looked good.  I’ve made more progress.  While there I went ahead and scheduled to be induced.  I promised myself I would go over 40 weeks…but I can’t do it.  I am ready, so ready to meet my baby.  I am also wanting to have my baby when it is more “convenient”.  I know that sounds a little strange but both our moms work but my mom only works Monday and Tuesday so I scheduled to go in Wednesday night…that way I know that Cora is taken care of and it means they won’t have to take time off work. (not that either would have minded if they had to…but it just works better) So if we don’t have Elinor before Wednesday she should be here Thursday!  My wid-wife kept saying “You’ll probably go before then.” But I’m starting to doubt it…although that would be awesome.

I’m feeling a mixture of emotions these days.  A lot of excitement and anxiety.  I was up for hours last night worrying…

I cannot for that moment when I get to hold Elinor and I know she’s fine.  That she’s healthy and she’s finally here.

Tonight is Halloween.  I know people have differing views of Halloween…we partake in Halloween in our house.  I wouldn’t say we celebrate it.  We get Cora dressed up and today will be the first year we’ll go door-to-door.  Or maybe just go to a local Trunk-or-Treat.  We haven’t decided yet.  I always loved Halloween as a kid.  Out at night, dressed up…and knocking on doors, filling a little bag (note: little bag…my mom and dad were sure to tell us how selfish it was to take some big sack or pillow case) with candy.  It was always so magical and harmless.  Not celebrating witches and goblins…just having fun.  Oh, and keeping it for kids…does anyone else get tired of seeing oversized children (aka. adults) dressed up in really inappropriate and frankly disgusting costumes?  Now, I’m all about something fun or “age appropriate” (cause some adults just like to have fun) but a fully grown woman dressed as a sexy lady bug or bumble bee? It just isn’t cute.

Cora is going to be a lady bug this year. I cannot wait to put her in her little costume.  I want to treasure these next few days with Cora.

Because soon life is about to change!  Such a good and blessed change but still change…so I will keep you all posted on my “progress.”

Hope you all have a fun Monday and if you are dressing up your babies tonight and taking them out to trick-or-treat…have fun!  Happy Monday and Happy Halloween!

8 Responses to The Waiting Game

  1. i wish that doctors and midwifes wouldn’t tell waiting moms that its going to happen soon:) I have waited and waited with all three, with Jacob I was told that I would most likely go early, I was showing the signs of going at any time so the last 4 weeks was horrid. The last 4 weeks I walked around convinced that he was going to come, and he was late:) All the best these next few days, I’ll be praying for you on Wednesday when you go in for your induction!

    Have fun trick ‘r treating!

  2. LeAnna says:

    From a Mom who has had two wonderfuly smooth inductions, I’ll be praying for all the best! I know how it feels to be done, and ready. Enjoy and embrace the last couple of days together, sweet friend!

  3. Kendra B. says:

    Girl you do what works for you! There’s nothing wrong with induction, in fact I don’t know any other way haha. If there’s one thing I learned with the craziness around Micaiah’s birth it is simply do what you want and what works. I totally understand that feeling of just wanting to hold your baby to know they’re healthy & fine! I can’t wait to see this little one, she is going to be a precious addition to your beautiful family 🙂 Praying for everything to go smoothly and that the last couple of days as a family of three would be blessed.

  4. you just have to do what’s best for your fam – convenience is not a sin! with our 2nd i was scheduled (after an emergency c-section with my first, i’m bound to them for every pregnancy) and it made life so easy.

    i’m praying for you. may God give you peace and comfort and joy and rest.

  5. Betty says:

    Praying for all of you in these last few days. I can’t wait to meet Elinor, whenever and however she comes. Love you!

  6. Danelle says:

    so exciting Grace. Praying for a safe delivery and for lots of joy no matter what! love ya!

  7. bchallies says:

    Waiting, waiting along with you!

  8. maryanne helms says:

    I WAS a sexy cockroach for Halloween. You hurt my feelings…

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