I have been so fortunate to have a friend who is due only 11 days after me.
Yesterday afternoon a couple girls in our neighborhood hosted a surprise baby shower for her. We were to only gift baby books, and it was such a great success! A mutual friend put us in contact with each other because our due dates were so close and because she was heading to Twentynine Palms. This really is the type of place where it’s comforting to have somebody to interrogate before you arrive.
I truly loved the baby book idea as books are such a wonderful way of bonding with babies. It benefits both individuals in so many ways! She was so surprised and she loved all of the books she received. Attending events such as this one is also a great way for milso’s to get to know other milso’s around them, which was so much fun for me.
It is discouraging, however, being overdue. There is no way to express how much more difficult it is to roll over, and to get off of the squishy-broken-in sofa, or to bear the hundred and fifteen degree temperatures outside. It is entirely mental. If I was only 39 weeks these things would not get to me – correction – they did not get to me. Seeing the baby’s due date come and go was what tipped the scale.
However, having things to look forward to (besides the birth, as the unknown wait for that is the depressor here) is really helpful. For example, the baby shower yesterday was such a great way to pass the time with great company. I have spent a lot of my time house hunting online in preparation of our move this September when my husband finishes school.
* I recently found this draft saved and instead of completing it, I am going to leave it as is, and publish it this way. This was written the day I went into labor, and Elizabeth was born the following day. (My friend’s daughter was born two days following.) ❤