This is the longest I’ve ever had to wait for a baby and it is testing my patience like no other. How do you women do it who have to wait until 42 weeks? I’ve always thought the last part of pregnancy was so fun and full of positive anticipation…...but that’s because I’ve never had to wait too long.
My mom and dad are here and we’re all waiting around with nothing to do. Nothing on the agenda. I think I need a project to get this baby going.
The other hard thing about waiting is getting yourself psyched up so many times for labor. I get my head all in the game, read through my birthing books, think about my previous births, remember my birthing mantras whenever I have a few random contractions that come on and then…..nothing. So I get my head out of the game so that I wont be too antsy……and then worry that I won’t be in the right mind set when labor finally does hit…..and it’s back and forth, back and forth.
I think I’m supposed to be learning about waiting and patience and letting go of control. Zen. But I’ve got a thick head and and a stubborn will and I’m fighting off this lesson! I just want to have more control here!
I’m sure once I surrender things will start happening, but that means I need to be ok with the baby coming after all my help leaves…..and that’s hard to accept.
Any ideas out there on how to wait?