Well, I’m officially 6 days overdue. While I had a feeling this would happen, it doesn’t make the waiting easier. In the past few days, I’ve seen a few people, most due after me, have their babies… and I’m still waiting. While I’m happy for them, it also only serves to make me more anxious.

I had all these posts planned in my head for this week, of everything concerning big sister, what I’ve packed for the hospital, etc. But you know what? Instead, I’ve been enjoying the first few days of my maternity leave, sans baby.

With my induction on the calendar for this week, I went ahead and planned for my last day of work to be Friday the 28th. I hate that I’ve used a few days of leave not having baby here, but you know what? These last few days have been great. They’re the last little bit of freedom I’ll get for a while (since Abbie has still been going to daycare), and I’ve enjoyed every bit of every nap and the silent house.

So what have we been up to? Well, we had one last weekend as a family of three, complete with snuggles, stories, and playground time. Instead of going trick-or-treating, Abbie helped us pass out candy to the neighborhood kids. I hadn’t planned on taking her out since we weren’t 100% sure if we’d be able to go, and it worked out – she didn’t seem to miss it and I know she’ll have fun with it next year.

I would love to tell you I have posts scheduled for once baby gets here… but I don’t. I’ll be posting as I can and of course let you know when she arrives, but after that I’m totally playing it by ear. Keep an eye on my Instagram and Snapchat (@beingmrsbeer) for news of her arrival, since I’ll definitely post it there first. Happy November friends!


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  1. November 3, 2016 / 12:41 am

    Best of luck with everything! Hope it’s not too much longer for you!

  2. November 3, 2016 / 6:34 am

    Thinking of you sweet lady! I hope she makes her appearance soon.

  3. November 3, 2016 / 9:38 am

    Thinking of you! My daughter was 9 days late in June and it was TORTURE! Especially all of the texts/phone calls saying ‘is the baby here?’ – yes I had her and just didn’t tell anyone, ha! Hoping it’s not too much longer for you!

  4. November 3, 2016 / 2:45 pm

    Do you follow Sunny With A Chance Of Sprinkles? You guys have the exact same due date and she still hasn’t had her little girl either! You two are in this together! lol!

    Hang in there, Mama! You’re so close!
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  5. November 3, 2016 / 4:12 pm

    So sorry you’re still playing the waiting game. The end is so close!
    And, good for you for using these few days for you!
    Can’t wait to ‘meet’ the newest little lady.
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