Monday, November 1, 2010

Making the most of the wait

It’s November…the birthday month of my soon to be firstborn. Of course, the actual birthday could be hours, days, or weeks away at this point. Personally, I don’t deal real well with unpredictability, so between that and being physically uncomfortable, it’s been a drag at times lately. However, I’ve been fortunate that I’ve been able to maintain a pretty normal routine even into the final days of pregnancy. For me, that is both physically and mentally a very good thing.

I can’t help but think what it would have been like to be my mom (or several friends I know), pregnant with twins, and on bed rest for several months. So yes, I can say that overall I appreciate being able to go to work every day. I’m also thankful for the occasional evening out, like the comedy/magic show I went to last weekend with the hubs, the Sara Bareillis concert I’m heading to tomorrow night with my sister, and the chance to get together with friends for a meal now and then. Who knows how frequently I’ll have those opportunities in the next few months, so I’m going to waddle my way around town and enjoy being as social as I’m physically capable of at this point.

And if this little story makes me sound like I’m handling things well…that’s just because I’m leaving out the part about how I end up whining at home most nights to my sympathetic husband about how I’m ready for pregnancy to be over.

But we’re always waiting for something, right? So fill in the blank: “I’m waiting for ____.” Bonus points (redeemable for absolutely nothing) if you have any advice for handling those waiting moments. Here’s hoping you all find ways to make the most of them!


  1. I'm waiting for...
    a vacation
    a car that flies (like in the Jetsons)
    Mr. Right
    an N*Sync reunion tour
    my nephew!
    ...and a whole lot more!

    I, too, am trying to make the most of the wait (with mixed success). No sure-fire advice, but if I really stop to think about it I can say I'm definitely having some fun these days. So maybe seeing Justin Timberlake and Lance Bass on stage together again can wait a little longer after all. ;)

  2. I'm waiting for . . . the end of the work day, Friday, Christmas break, spring break, summer break (I think I see a theme here), the next episode of Biggest Loser, Office, Greys Anatomy & Outsourced, and my sister to move back from Ireland to the US permanently (that might be never by the way).

    Sorry, no bonus points here. The only thing I do is stay insanely busy which then leads to more exhaustion which then makes me even more impatient for the first four things on my list.