Just in case you were wondering…

…yes, I’m still pregnant. Five days overdue at this point. I’m beginning to think I’m going to be the “Perpetual Pregnant Lady” at the circus.  “Woman Pregnant with 13 Year Old Child!!!” “Come See the Ever-Pregnant Lady…only $10!!!” (I’m at least $15, right!?)

So ya, still pregnant. And as tired at I am of the questions and advice and sleeplessness and fake contractions and waddling and shirts that don’t fit and numb ribs and and and…I’m sure I’ll look back and wish I would have taken it in more….which I’m not. We’re all on pins and needles. Even the kids. They’re asking me where the baby is?? Why it’s not out?? How much longer?? I know its hard to wait for them too. Noah keeps wringing his hands, Jack keeps nuzzling my belly, Sophia just asks questions really really loudly, Jarrod is almost annoying optimistic, “TODAY is the day, I just know it!!” And my mom is perpetually cleaning, cooking, or baking something…which works out quite nicely for me to curl up into uncomfortable positions on my bed and read.

This pregnancy has involved a lot of life issues…jobs, housing, life-logistic stuff and it seems only fitting that Baby would want to milk it’s warm cozy abode for all its worth. We are doing our best to wait…doing our best to keep busy.

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Ice cream out
Target runs for multiple nonsense items
Farmer’s Market (photo credit: Sophia)
Making menus
Organizing kids’ underwear drawers
Painting toenails (very funny)
Watching “our” chickadee make a nest
and then lay her eggs…seems the common theme except in my life…
Driving around
Baking cookies
History reports
Buying good quality entertainment (like Barbie’s Pink Shoes)
Doctor appointments
Non-stress tests and ultrasounds
Watching Argo
Reading The Great Gatsby (first time)
We’re hangin’ in…today the kids and Jarrod went to church. I stayed home to avoid real pants.  I think we’ll go for more ice cream, go for a drive, get some groceries, and work on history reports. Baby HAS to come out sometime right?? I do have an induction date for later this week, but I seriously better not go til then.
I’ll let you know when…it’s gotta be soon!!!


  1. I was five days late with my last baby (6 days late with my first). It gets SO hard that last two weeks. I kept telling myself to take it all in as well. I knew I would miss my baby once I had her, even though she would still be with me. I do miss feeling her move, but I definitely DO NOT miss the back pain and it's quite lovely being able to walk straight!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Aww, I love this. You went into labor that night, right? I love capturing those final moments, because once they're here, its hard to remember! I want to hear more about the nail painting…Orelia asks to do mine all the time and it takes everything I have to let that sloppy mess be ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Thanks for the update:) I've been thinking about ya and wondering if you had delivered..hehh Did you like Argo?? I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I really want to read the great gatsby, but I have such a hard time getting into it. Let me know how it goes. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. girl, i am constantly checking IG to see if baby has decided to make an appearance. i'm just a big mess waiting to hear the news ๐Ÿ™‚ i can only imagine how you feel! hang in there mama!
    and if it at all makes you feel any better, at least your baby isn't born the day after jesus' birthday. ahem.. (like my little one). sending you prayers and good labor vibes! xoxo

  5. Good heavens, I thought for sure that you were all enthralled in baby bliss by now. Hope you're time comes soon. hugs ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. my third was 5 days late. so sorry babe. I actually hated the Great Gatsby, maybe I need to reread it? prayers<3

  7. ahhhhhh!
    you are so cute!!!
    also, every day i'm wondering if you are in labor…praying that it goes well for you.
    i hope i hear right away! *wink*
    love you girl.

  8. I was 10 and 11 days over with my first and second, third was on time and the fourth five days over. There is hope for you! It will end and at least you don't have to stay up half the night yet. But the suspense must be killing you. Best of luck for a wonderful (if that's possible but you know what I mean!) birth. Enjoy these last moments being cared for.

  9. Well, bless your heart! I don't know about you, but I never had post natal depression….I always had pre natal depression!!! I always hated the couple of weeks before birth…..my girls were always jammed-up in my ribs, I couldn't breathe, couldn't sleep, couldn't get comfortable….you get it…..

    I'll pray for you, my dear! Pray for the easiest delivery yet! Take care! Have a peaceful and blessed Sunday!


  10. Love the big belly shot. So you really are pregnant;) Argo, we saw that recently. Nail biting. Love that your mom is taking good care of ya. I'm on pins and needles too. Can't wait til it's all over for you.

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