Saturday, May 8, 2010
The wait is on for Noah. Today's the official due date, and I had a very early ultrasound that estimated yesterday or even Thursday. The due date is based on a pregnancy of 40 weeks, though, and the average non-induced first pregnancy actually lasts 41 weeks and 1 day.
I have a really strong sense of the supernatural at work in the waiting. I'm pretty down-to-earth and I often have trouble connecting with God as supernatural. So I'm loving the sense that the little blob will come when he and I are ready (though I'm sincerely hoping that's going to be soon). It makes the wait a lot easier. It also gives me a sense that Eug and I can expect to be equipped with some of the wisdom we need and don't have at this moment.
One of my not-so-well-kept secrets here at the Concrete Gardener is that I frequent Target (right behind our house) all the time. For the non-Bostonians, Target is a large, not socially responsible store that has us (and about half of America) in it's grip. Sometimes Eug and I go on dates there. We just walk around aimlessly and then see if there's any ice-cream on sale.
And that's where I'm headed right now. It feels like we need a spray bottle to be able to spray the cloth wipes when little blob arrives. Maybe we also need cloth wipes...
Thanks for all your help and support.