due dates and other myths
My daughter’s due date came and went yesterday.
Ah. How we try not to hang our hopes on that day. How we try not to weep when it comes and goes because we were so aware of the unlikelihood of our child being born on the mythical due date. I look back on my own little randomly kept journal of those days.
“…the last couple of months have been sleepless and emotional and very anxious for the baby to arrive…” (’91)
“…it’s 4 a.m. and I just finished cleaning the house…I hope this is significant.” (’94)
“…my frustration level is really high…we’re all longing