That would be me. Still waiting. For Baby Pope. Still. (Im)patiently. Waiting.
What’s that you say? Didn’t I change my perspective the other day? Yeah…about that…
I know, I know–all of those things I said on Tuesday remain true today…two days later. So I really need to (and will) suck it up and get over myself. However, I would be remiss if I did not take a moment to acknowledge the reality of an overdue mom-to-be: it takes a purposeful, concerted effort to remain upbeat, enthusiastic, and positive while waiting for the arrival of your little bundle of joy. Especially in the face of the many (well meaning, of course) inquiries from excited family and friends. Admittedly, it’s somewhat like an emotional roller coaster: one moment I’m feeling positive, encouraged, and “productive” (doing something to constructively pass the time). In the next moment, I’m frustrated, angry, and worried (“you mean to tell me I might have another 7 days of this!!??”). Not to mention that I’m sure ALL of this is pure heaven for my other half (God bless his soul for dealing with me).
Le sigh. I will get over myself. I promise.
As a matter of fact, I’m over it now. Voila! Look at that. And to show it, here is some “pregnant and overdue” humor to make you laugh (well, it makes me laugh, anyway. Thanks for sharing it, friend!).