Due Date

Four years ago today I was due to have Maya. Almost two weeks later I finally had her…and had someone told me at this due date point that I was going to go on to be 10 months pregnant…I would have cried….please no, can’t I have my baby now! Having had a drug free natural birth at home, free of any ideas on induction, my due date felt like an elusive thing slipping through my hands. We just had to wait….and wait…and wait. Longing to meet the baby growing inside, and longing to hold it in my arms. We did not know the gender, we did not have a name picked out, and we never ever expected that the labor would be 24 hours long and that I would have a 9 pound 2 ounce baby (4.1kg) girl with a head full of dark hair. What a wonderful surprise our baby girl Maya was. Here I am at 3 months, 6 months, and 9 months pregnant.┬áSeeing our baby via Ultra sound at 20 weeks, and meeting Maya in the first days after giving birth to her.

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