Tuesday, March 30, 2010

An Elephant and Me

What does a pregnant elephant and me have in common...? We both have been waiting for our baby to arrive for over 21 months. An elephants' gestation is between 18-22 months long, and I now know how an elephant must feel...and with the way I have been comfort eating lately, we may soon have more in common then our gestation period...

Funny, when I first announced we were 'expecting' way back in June 2008, I made reference to an expecting elephant. Who knew that that naive post would come back to haunt me...

As we head into our 22nd month, I wonder who will see their baby first - me or the elephant? Maybe we should put bets on it...

Speaking of bets... in my last 20 month anniversary post, Jenny made the following comment: "...I know it will be March. I am telling you it will be March. If it is not, I will eat my socks. I will, I promise, and I will send you a photo of me eating them if I am wrong. That is how confident I am. Here is to a very exciting March! I have no doubts." So, as you may recall, Jenny and her family sent me flowers this month; however, with that gesture, I wonder whether she hoped I would forget about her bet or if she thinks she is now off the hook? Well, as much as I would LOVE to see Jenny eating her socks, and even more so, see our referral this month, I think we can call it even!!!

All I ask from everyone in the month ahead are prayers, thoughts, hopes, and wishes...

12 comments:

Alysia and Derrick said...

There will definitely be many prayers, thoughts, hopes and wishes heading your way from here!

Lavonne said...

sigh. i hurt for you. here's to hoping for april.

Ranavan said...

You got it all babe - prayers, good thoughts, hopes and dreams coming your way!

lyndsey&kevin said...

He he he.... when I started in 2007 I made the comment that we were waiting soooo long, by the time our kids are here it will be 2010! Well here we are in 2010 and my kids still aren't home... I am eating my words and they aren't very funny now!

fingers crossed she was RIGHT about March!!

L

Melissa said...

Promise me you'll post that picture.

emily and mike said...

You are still in my thoughts and prayers Laura! I can't believe how long it is taking but I think you are very close. I guess I was totally off on my February prediction, sorry : ( But hopefully Jenny is right and maybe just maybe the phone will ring today????

Ruth Branson said...

We're in our 24th month of waiting now. When we were at about our 22nd month, someone was kind enough to notice the similarity to an elephant's gestation. Lovely!

It'll happen soon, Laura.

Ruth

Dana said...

March isn't over yet. I can't wait to see the picture of your little one.

Always here for you,
Dana

Ashleigh, Ben, Noah and Tait said...

Hang in there. You're so close. And while I am sure you want to tell me to shut up and that you've heard it all before, you truly are so close.
You are my hero: you have your next TWO secret pal gifts lined up? Wow!
April is a really good month...

Heidi said...

Laura, you will be in my prayers as well. Jay and I just had the elephant conversation the other day and we're only half way there.

Stay strong... Your day is coming soon!

Heidi

Jenny said...

SIGH... a promise is a promise....stay tuned for a blog post of me eating my socks....

Jenny

Jenny said...

Done.... I hope i will be able to live this down.

Jenny