What if our baby is overdue and just doesn’t seem to want to come out?
I have no idea what I would do if Baby’s due date came and went and I was still sitting here twiddling my thumbs nine days later. I mean, really, I know it’s not that uncommon, but it would still be totally crazy. Right?
…And here we are. Baby was due to be born on April 3, and it’s now April 12, with no imminent signs of labour. We’ve been into the hospital a couple of times for ultrasounds, to make sure everything’s okay, and all of the signs are good, so the waiting continues.
It’s begun to feel like this Baby isn’t actually ever going to come out. We’re just going to go on indefinitely, with Larissa having difficulty standing up from the couch and me giving her back massages.
Despite that feeling, we have another ultrasound tomorrow, and then we’re on the induction list for this weekend, pending the results of the ultrasound. So one way or another, this baby is coming out sooner rather than later!
And when our baby comes out, no matter what professions or hobbies it engages in once it grows up, I know it’s going to be my favourite baby I’ve ever met.
Larissa and I are still waiting for Baby’s arrival. We’re three days past the due date now, which isn’t too significant, but we’re definitely starting to get a little antsy!
I’ve been quite busy this week. I had a new research contract come in, so I’ve been throwing myself into that, along with some publishing and book layout work for 1889 Labs. It’s a good thing I’ve built up decent backlogs on some of my projects! I’m about six weeks ahead in the Year of Stories, and the current Special People story arc runs until close to the end of May. I’m really going to need those backlogs, especially once Baby shows up.
Even though I haven’t had as much time as normal for writing this week (other than live-writing a short story this morning), I’m really grateful that I’ve had all this work to do. It takes pressure off the Grocery Fund, that’s for sure! I’d much prefer to treat the Grocery Fund as a goal rather than a necessity.
One way or another, the next few weeks are going to be very interesting. Between my “day job” work and taking care of a newborn, I’ll be finding out whether I can actually keep up with the creative workload that I’ve set myself, or whether I need to cut something back to maintain my sanity. I don’t like to back out on anything, so I’m hoping I find ways to make it all work!
The good news is that even if it turns out that I have to take a bit of a step back creatively, it’ll be because I’m earning more money to support my family, and I’d rather be writing from a position of financial stability than from a position of need.
God has a plan for how all of this will work out. I’m looking forward to seeing what’s in store!
Happy Easter, everyone.