The waiting game

October 7, 2009 at 9:58 am (Family, time)

I think I’ve mentioned before that my wife and I are expecting our first child. Well, we’re still “expecting.” The baby was due last Thursday and, as of today, still seems to prefer the warm confines of her mother’s belly.

It’s a weird feeling, this waiting. We obviously know that we’ll never be returning to “normal,” but we’re still caught in a kind of holding pattern. We’ve done all the reading and preparation we can do for the delivery; the nursery is all ready; family has come and will be coming to help out; my wife’s all ready for her maternity leave. And yet…we can’t move on to this next exciting life stage just yet.

So I make plans in case I have to miss a day of class for Grad School (depending on when the baby comes). My wife tries to continue working (some days) so as not to use up all her sick days. Her sister patiently waits as her week of vacation wiles away here at our home.

“Come on, kiddo! Let’s get this party started!”

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2 Comments

  1. Jeff said,

    Waiting stinks! Come on, kiddo, let’s get a move on!

  2. Ken Southworth said,

    Hey there first born, you will be shocked to experience; the “new three” becomes so very quickly the “new normal”. I can’t tell you yet how quickly the empty nest two becomes the new normal for your youngest sister is but 9!

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