Week 41

Mile 41, originally uploaded by bikeracer

Rather than setting our hopes on a due date, I wish they had given us a "due month" instead. We can say right now with a large degree of certainty that this baby is going to be born in June.

It's normal for the first baby to be late, of course. The problem is nine months of anticipation followed by seven very slow days of mounting frustration. On the other hand, that light at the end of the tunnel keeps getting brighter. The pregnancy can't last forever, and one way or another, we're going to have a daughter soon.

We are just hoping that she makes the decision to arrive on her own. I look forward to many years of bossing her around. I don't relish the idea that her birth--her very first introduction to the outside world and her parents--would happen "because we said so."

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