Thursday, February 2, 2012

An Ode to you, "overdue" baby.

Dear "overdue" baby,
     Thank you for picking me as your momma.  Some people would have rushed you out, before you were ready.  Not me!  I'm patient, and can wait for you to pick your birthday.    (well, I am waiting, even though I may not feel as patient as I should be)  I am happy that you have found my womb to be the safest, most comfortable place, but I assure you, my arms will feel the same.  I also thank you for staying healthy enough to stay in so long!  There are so many babies that need to come out early, whether it be fore moms health or babies, and clearly, you are happy as a clam.  Its comforting to know that when you are earthside, you will be a chubby, healthy baby.
     Its hard to believe that its time for you to be here already!  If I think (hard) it seems like just yesterday we found out we were expecting you.  It feels like my belly just started to swell, and I felt your first kick.   It makes me a little sad to know that this pregnancy is coming to an end, that we will no longer be one, but 2 separate beings.  
     I love the excitement too, that any moment, labor could start!  And we could be hours from meeting you.  Its so much excitement, that friends and family can barely stand it!  My pregnant body is swollen, and a bit tired, but it is strong enough to continue to carry, and soon, to birth you.  So I will take these last few days, hours, moments, and cherish this pregnancy, and the ability to hold you so close. 

Your mom.

-dedicated to Alyssa, and all you other patient,  41+week mommas


  1. I couldn't have said it better. Thanks Jesse. :)

  2. This is beautiful! I'm bookmarking it for future 41+ week moms :-)


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