Yep, still here, waddling along. Five days late at this point. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little discouraged and frustrated at this point. While I know in my head that God has complete control of the timing and outcome, my flesh is just tired. Tired of being a biology experiment, of lying on my left side all the time (trying to get the baby to turn the right way), of swelling feet, ankles and hands, of persistent back pain, constant contractions that don't seem to be doing anything.
But then I remind myself that it is easy to be at peace and trust when things are going just the way you want them to. It's times of frustration that test us and grow us. Since patience is such a hard lesson to learn, at least for me, it seems like I must go through times like this in order to get refresher courses. :-)
So for those of you who have checked on me, I'm really doing fine. And for those of you who haven't wanted to bother or bug me, I am definitely having symptoms of imminent labor - but I have had them for about a week now, so imminent is a relative term for an over-due mama. And to all of you who are praying for me and the baby, I can't tell you how much I appreciate it. I have really felt the Lord's grace upholding me in incredible ways in the last couple of weeks.
On a funny note, perspective is an interesting thing. Needless to say this has been a loooong week for me. Then this morning Kora remarks, "Wow, it's Thursday already!"