Monday, March 09, 2009

A Question

So I feel like I am stuck between phases of my life. I am finally pretty uncomfortable, but still have a week or so to go with this pregnancy. So I can't do my regular life very well anymore, but, I don't have a new baby yet. So I sit, wait, and struggle to keep my imagination in check. Just waiting, and wishing for things to be resolved, finished, moving towards what my new normal will be. Too large and tired to get much accomplished here, just waiting, waiting. *Sigh*. What should I DO now? How do I make this time fruitful? Any suggestions?


Blogger Suzanne Temple said...

Clean, slowly clean the house one small project at a time. Clean things that will stay that way like closets or paperwork in file cabinets. Also, pray. These are the things I do in that phase that feels like forever but is really brief. It will be over soon. Also, I had company come as much as possible and got out as I could. The distraction was wonderful!

March 09, 2009  
Blogger jogomu said...

Read a lot?

March 09, 2009  
Blogger Unknown said...

Rest up and spend time with the other kids before the big transition hits. Just sit or lie down with them and read books, watch movies, or watch them play. It may not be "productive" in the usual sense but definitely still fruitful!

And I agree, the distraction of company is welcome, too! It'll be a while before you'll feel up to company again after the baby. (As we've already discussed. ;))

March 09, 2009  
Blogger the mother of this lot said...

Come on now, you've done this enough times to know you need to get as much rest as you can before the big day!

My advice is to do nothing that isn't absolutely necessary.

(I never did. This is a 'do as I say, not as I do' moment)!

March 09, 2009  
Blogger Barb Szyszkiewicz said...

Praying is good.

2 weeks before Little Brother was due, the freelance job I was working on was complete. My husband said, "go ahead, put your feet up. You don't have to cook dinner or anything for the next 2 weeks."
6 hours later I was in labor, calling my OB.

March 09, 2009  
Blogger Renee said...

You know, when I had my first, I had planned a week off between work and my due date. 10 hours after I left work for the last time, I was in labor.

March 09, 2009  
Blogger Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

Enjoy spending time with your DH and children.
Pray for them all and for yourself, for once the chaos that is life with a brand new baby starts, you won't have very much time to do anything else........
sending hugs your way, and my prayers !

March 10, 2009  
Blogger Elena LaVictoire said...

I think what everyone else said is good advice. Just enjoy this precious time, because it is so fleeting.

March 10, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think I have any really good advice because I always hate this stage and I'm in the doc's office begging to be induced. Since I have to be anyway, I start asking really early! :) But I agree with the company angle. I also like to do mindless things like play computer puzzle games. I just sit at my desk and veg out and completely ignore everything else! Praying for you...

March 10, 2009  
Blogger Mimi said...

I think that God gives you this time to rest up to prepare for the hard work ahead - labor, birth, and new babyhood.

However, having said that, I always worked right up to, and then like others have said, relaxed and went into labor.

Eeeek! I'm so excited. Your Dh will keep us posted, right?

March 10, 2009  
Blogger rita said...


(I mean, as much as you can comfortably anyway!)

Spend time reading/coloring/playing with the family.


praying for you...I always felt so antsy and most antsy when I could do nothing at all.

March 10, 2009  
Blogger Mother Mayhem said...

A jigsaw puzzle? :o)

March 13, 2009  

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