still here.

and still pregnant.

just wanted to let everyone know i just might be the first woman ever to stay pregnant and never have her baby. it just might happen.

alright, i'm kidding. but really, i am still pregnant. and yes - still going to work (worst idea ever, but for some dumb reason, i just keep going back.)

the plan is that baby girl will be here for sure by thursday. this time last week, i literally couldn't imagine myself still pregnant at this time this week, but here i am. and i guess it doesn't matter if i couldn't imagine it or not, because i am! i'm feeling ok with it (i guess...) and am just grateful to really see an end in sight, and that end is in 2 days (at the most.....baby girl - you still have a chance to come on your own, you know!)

i feel like i should mention - i'm not totally bummed out or mad or frustrated that she hasn't come yet and we will most likely be waiting until thursday to meet her. although last week i thought for sure she would come this past weekend, now that we're past the weekend and into this week, i'm feeling at peace with it mostly. it's kind of nice actually (the OCD part of me thinks so, anyway) to have more of a plan for when she'll come and when we'll go to the hospital and make sure we have things in order, etc. and i can kind of mentally prepare myself even more rather than be frantic if my water were to break or i started spontaneously laboring. either way, i'm excited and happy and 10.17.13 (or 10.16.13, little girl..) sounds like a good birthday to us :)

happy 40 weeks and 5 days to me, and happy tuesday the 15th to all of you!


  1. That's probably a relief to have a deadline----there was a girl in our ward who refused to be induced, and she literally went almost a month (4.5 weeks!) over her due date, and her baby was almost 11 pounds.

    So excited to see your beautiful baby!

  2. Ugh, I'm sorry she hasn't come on her own yet. Believe me, I KNOW how you feel. I didn't go into labor with Claire until 41 weeks and Lilly until 42 weeks. It is such a crazy, emotional, hormonal ride when you are post date. If I lived near you, I'd be over at your place with a big yummy dinner you didn't have to make or clean up afterwards and I'd give you a nice long foot massage. But seeing how that isn't possible know that I'll be praying that all goes well and that hopefully you can avoid an induction!

  3. I actually enjoyed going over my due date and still working. I just laid around at work and read.
    Enjoy the last few days. Don't remember them as being impatient or being swollen.

    And I'll pray that your water breaks on its own in the next day or so.
    Always makes for a good story!

  4. She will be worth the wait! Hang in there!

  5. Gabe 42 weeks, Sariah 41 weeks... seriously makes for an emotional roller coaster waiting and not knowing! You are doing great and I'm so so excited to meet baby girlie!