Wednesday 13 October 2010

Due date ... plus one

The count down is over and there's not a lot to do but wait.  I'm struck by the fact that this requires impressive use of surrender and acceptance: both of which I assume are prerequisites for parenthood, so this is good practice!

As adults we're so used to establishing timetables and deadlines that we sometimes forget that not everything runs according to our plans.  And this couldn't be more true for children - another example of pregnancy preparing us for parenthood!

It's funny, but there are so many examples of 'life imitating parenthood' during pregnancy.  Another one is lack of sleep.  I know very few pregnant women, but of those I do know, none of them can sleep more than a few hours a night... we're already adapting to life with less sleep!

So, I'm making the most of the last few days (fingers crossed!) of feeling the baby moving inside.  And looking forward to regaining full use of my body - I'll be able to bend again!

1 comment:

  1. Jennifer,
    I'm on the edge of my seat (well, figuratively at least). I thought I might see glad tidings that you and baby were now two (with space between). I think your writings are terrific, and hope I might someday get the privilege of meeting you. Funny how life can play out at it's own pace; it sometimes helps us to slow down and enjoy the moments, even if we are being stretched (sometimes litterally)!