My due date has officially come and gone. I was really hoping I wouldn’t be overdue, but it’s very common and unsurprising. I know that Audrey will be born when she’s ready, and it’s best not to rush things… although I have been taking more frequent walks and trying to keep busy! At this point, i’m much more excited than nervous. I have no clue what to expect and i’m anxious for what’s to come, but whatever it may be, i’m ready to say goodbye to being pregnant. I just want my baby! I had my weekly appointment yesterday, and was only about 1 cm dilated. Hopefully things will start moving quicker soon! I am by no means looking forward to labor, but i’ll do whatever it takes to meet my baby! It’s been an extremely long and hard 9 months, and definitely not enjoyable. It’s been very stressful, but has really made me a better person which I will forever be grateful for. Of course there have been good times that i’ll enjoy looking back on, but circumstances have made this pregnancy a long and tiresome one. Rather than being great or awful, this has mostly been a learning experience for me. I’ve learned a lot not only about myself and what’s involved in caring for a child, but about many other individuals and the world as a whole. I have a much greater appreciation for my family and friends, and have really learned the important aspects of many individuals personalities which helps me to determine who will be beneficial to have in my daughter’s life.
I may lack experience, but i’m confident that I will be the best mother I can be. With the help of my family, i’ll gain all of the experience I need. I’m looking forward to waking up multiple times every night, changing diapers all day, and having no time to myself – I’m looking forward to doing whatever it takes to be at least half as good of a mom as mine. I’m looking forward to this new chapter of my life!
For those who are wondering, i’ll continue with my blog after Audrey is born. It’s a good way to keep everyone updated! Hopefully by my next post, baby will be here! 🙂