Wednesday, December 3, 2008

waiting game...

my friend emily is pregnant. and by pregnant, i mean very pregnant. as in past her due date pregnant. and since she doesn't have any family here, we're in the waiting game with her. who will stay at the hospital? who will be there when she goes into labor? who will send the pictures to her parents? who will...

i don't remember being nearly this anxious about samil being born. or worried. concerned. i mean, i just wanted him out and 42 weeks is a long time to wait for a baby, but that's another story for another day. but i wasn't worried about the logistics. and now, i'm kind of glad that someone else was there to take care of all that mess for me.

i don't think i could ever handle being a gynecologist, sitting around waiting for my patients to give birth. it's just... i don't know, annoying.

hopefully she'll get this baby out in the next few days before they schedule a c-section to alleviate the wait - which for some reasons i think would be easier, but the logistics of coordinating more than one night in the hospital and the aftercare that it would require kind of makes me want to pull my hair out.

and to add to the real-life waiting, samara is also waiting for a baby. unless she had it and hasn't posted yet, but if you're up for it, stop by and give her some love. those last days of waiting can be brutal.

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