13 February 2010

Waiting game

The goal: avoid thinking about it too much.

Reality: impossible to not think about it.

Coping mechanisms: distraction! Cook, bake, read, shop, nap, eat. Mall walk, yoga. Singer/songwriter cousin in town! Going to hear her play!

Distracted from distraction: skype ringing, baby kicking, Braxton-Hicks contractions, BabyCenter updates that tell me my newborn is one week old, worrisome benchmarks loom.

Worrisome benchmarks: Monday, a non-stress test to make sure the baby is, um, non-stressed (I'm pretty sure he is: chillin out, maxin, relaxin all cool). Thursday, when the midwife will start talking induction. Next Sunday, when my family leaves.

The goal: avoid thinking about it too much.


Catanea said...

brave strong waiting-for-baby-birthday-girl...Stick with it. I'm SURE resisting "induction" (is that what it's called these days?) is a GOOD THING. Trust your baby, to know when he wants to be born (even if he might be wrong in the end about his sex - a friend of mine bought all blue and then was flabbergasted...) Good luck, and blessings for your American/Catalan baby! Hooray!

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Sara said...

hey there!! just checking in...you are in my thoughts...i was in your shoes exactly one year ago! the waiting game is so hard...but, in a month you will have a baby! in the meanwhile, google "natural induction techniques" the ankle massage points did it for me....i was in labor the next day!