The due date has come and gone, and there's no action as of yet. We're trying really hard to stay patient -- our doula has told us that we should wrap our heads around being another week perhaps. It's especially frustrating for me as Kristen starts to get more and more uncomfortable. We've been really lucky with everything in this pregnancy. Kristen has generally felt really good, no morning sickness, no food aversions, her energy level has been great. But as we get down to it, and the kid is just so big, it's got to be hard. It's hard to understand where all the stuff that usually occupies the belly even goes, frankly.

The limbo of this is weird. We're going to have a kid here in the next 10 days or so, one way or another. But we're just going to have to wait and see exactly when that happens, and for two planners like Kristen and I, that's a little hard.

AuthorMark McClusky