Thursday, June 24, 2010

Waiting for Evan

Wow, waiting is hard! Is there any other momentous life event that is so unpredictable? At least with a wedding or a move or a new job, you know what date you're aiming for. With a baby, it's entirely up to them! I don't consider myself a control freak by any means, but this not knowing when my baby will be born is really hard! Especially since the "due date" doesn't mean much, and apparently neither do all the pre-labor signs I've been experiencing the last few weeks!

The big thing that makes me mind the ticking clock is the fact that I am fast using up my leave -- before the reason for my leave even makes his appearance! Sigh. At least I have felt much more energetic the last few days. (I was hoping this meant the infamous nesting was taking place...) And then last night I had some contractions that I thought were the real deal, but I'm not having them anymore.

But at least I'm ready, or as ready as I can be for such a life change. I had my second shower (a family shower) last Saturday, and while it didn't quite go as planned -- my poor grandma, who was going to hostess, lost power, and couldn't have it, and so only half the guests ended up being able to attend when my mom (such a good sport!) changed the venue to her house -- it was very nice just the same. And, as usual, people were so generous! So now Evan has all his essentials, and they are washed and organized and waiting for him.

I guess I just need to remind myself that God's timing is perfect.


  1. God's timing is perfect! Hang in there! I'm sorry about using up your leave though. Maybe you should look into writing from home.... if you want, I can give you some info. :) You won't make as much as you do working full-time, but if you can cut corner/squeak by for a while, it is so worth it to be home with your little guy!

  2. I'm so sorry we weren't able to get together for your shower! I'm glad you ended up having a good time! Can't wait to see ya!

  3. Thanks, Jen! I'm sorry I didn't get to see you Sunday!

    April, I would love some working-from-home tips. I will send you my e-mail address on Facebook!

  4. I understand how hard it is to wait AND the desire for the little one to arrive early. I'm with you on that one. Since this is my 2nd pregnancy, I'm so "over" being pregnant and just want the little miracle to be out! Besides, it's not like we are sleeping well at this point any way. We might as well get to enjoy a little bundle of love in our sleeplessness! :) Praying for a safe delivery for you. Miss you friend! ~Tonya Wagner