So, yes, I understand there are women out there that are worse off than me. There are women that are almost 42 weeks pregnant and still have no signs of their little baby arriving. But I feel like I'm allowed a little bit of bitching time at being 4 days overdue. Especially when I expected to go early my entire pregnancy.
So I'm going to take my few moments of bitching and explain how I've learned to cope with being overdue and having absolutely no clue when Little Man is going to decide it's time.
One. SLEEP! I haven't woken up before noon in weeks. And two days this week I've slept until 2PM. I am not ashamed. I've even thought about staying in bed all day and just sleeping until he's born, but I do have some things to do around the house that keep me from getting to that point.
Two. Pamper myself. I've actually started trying to shave again. Yes, I know, TMI, and poor Jon, but come on. It is impossible to look or feel sexy with a belly this big, so for a month or so there, I just stopped trying. But now, I've decided enough is enough. This baby is not going to come into this world with an unshaved and unmade-up mama. I've even started trying to do my hair and put on make-up everyday. This is big, because these are things I tend to skip even when I'm not pregnant. Who wants to spend hours every time they get up making themselves look good? Although I do love that when I spend the time on myself, I feel invincible. So I've started trying to look all pretty everyday. Jon's mind is boggled.
Three. Not stay sitting at home thinking about being overdue all day long. I still make plans. I'll even make plans for next week and just assume that baby will still be in there. Seriously, what is so great about my belly? Talk about claustrophobic. I just assume that I'll make it to my next doctor's appointment, that any contractions I begin to feel are just Braxton Hicks and will go away as sure as they have been the entire last month of my pregnancy, etc. I try to see my friends and Jon and I try to enjoy each other alone while we can. We even went on a date to a Japanese Steakhouse the other night. :)
Four. Cleaaannn!! My nesting has fully kicked in, and although there are still a few times that I'll find myself lying on the couch for hours, there are still many other times that I just can't sit still because I know that there's things around the house that need to be done. The dishes almost never sit in the sink as long as they did before. The laundry is starting to get done much more regularly. I've finished just about all of my crafting and organizing in the baby's room. We are ready.
Five. Respond nicely to all of the phone calls, texts, tweets, and Facebook messages I get asking when my baby is coming. If I knew when my baby was coming, we wouldn't have problems like this. Instead, I just joke around and tell them that he's obviously very comfortable where he's at, or something of that variation. My belly is like a five-star hotel. I'm jealous. I answer the phone calls and just let them know that I'll call them as soon as something happens.
Six. Make friendship bracelets. I've made like almost ten in the past two weeks. It's been that bad. Jon just gives me the strangest looks, wondering how on earth I can just sit and tie knots for hours at a time, but it keeps me busy! :)
Seven. Meal plan. Make todo lists. Sometimes do what's on those todo lists. Start reading a book. Start reading a different book. Think about writing a book. Realize that I would never finish writing a book and scratch that idea. Plan Jon's school schedule for the next two years because I love schedules and I'm a nerd like that. Refresh Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Blogger, and my e-mail every two minutes to see if anyone new wants to talk to me. No one ever does. Sigh.
So, basically, I do almost anything I can to try to keep busy and keep my mind off of this annoying, bulging, uncomfortable, constantly-in-the-way belly that I have. Soon it'll be an annoying, crying, pooping, eating, constantly-needs-to-be-held baby, but I'm okay with that. :)
And yes, I did have tons of fun with MacBook Photobooth today...obviously... :)