still no baby!

Aug 26, 2013

What am I up to these days? Oh you know, just being pregnant. Still.
Up until about 2 weeks ago, time was going by way too fast and the impending arrival had me feeling anxious and unprepared. All of a sudden, I hit 38 weeks pregnant and time stopped. Why don't I have a baby yet?! Does this ever end? Will I ever be able to wear my own shirts instead of slowly taking over my husband's wardrobe? Everyone had warned me that the home stretch would feel like forever.  As a very punctual person it's hard to cope with the fact that it's up to the baby, not me.  If he or she chooses to arrive late, I'm just going to have to wait. As a flight attendant who has never shown up to work less than 10 minutes early, it is quite the challenge for me to see my due date fast approaching with no signs of any progress.  Come on baby, get out!
  I've been passing the time as best as I can.  I've put the finishing touches on the baby room. Niko and I have went for many walks. I've baked cupcakes, drank raspberry leaf tea, and tried all sorts of labour-inducing tricks to no avail.

 Baby is happy and cozy inside and refuses to be rushed.  On the plus side, the fact that I'm still pregnant has motivated me to take advantage of eating whatever I want while I still have the excuse. I'll probably gain another 10 pounds between now and Baby's birthday, but right now I don't care.  My husband enjoys this part of pregnancy as well.

Soon baby Shippelt will join the world and I'll finally get to use all of the adorable little outfits that we've acquired over the past 9 months.... including these amazing Emirates items that my friend Greta was awesome enough to send to us! I'll always be an aviation geek at heart, and I hope that our baby will enjoy the skies as well.

Until the day that this little one arrives, I'll be home waiting (not so) patiently, eating treats, being lazy, and promising my mom that I'll let her know as soon as something happens.  At least I can say that somebody is even less patient than I am! 


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