We have done the bulk of our baby shopping online. The other day I was looking at several e-mails I had giving me the tracking details for different packages. And it struck me that not only do our packages have estimated delivery dates (EDD), but so does the baby. Generally it’s referred to as an estimated due date (EDD) though with the baby. But same acronym.
Neither date is a guarantee that delivery will happen on that day. Sometimes packages are delivered before you expect them to. Sometimes they are delivered a bit later. Same thing with babies.
But you can track the impending delivery of all the packages. With the stuff we’ve ordered I can follow the progress online with the tracking number. I can watch them move from one city to another, sometimes taking longer than I would imagine to get between them, and sometimes they take some weird detours.
We can track the impending delivery of the baby too. My belly grows. The braxton hicks contractions get more frequent. The doctor appointments get more frequent. We can tell the delivery is coming but there’s no telling exactly when. The photos below are like check points on tracking this delivery. The first was with our first ultrasound right after we found out Iddo was coming. And then every ten weeks I pulled out the same shirt for a new photo. I don’t see that much change from one day to the next, so these photos really open my eyes to how close our special delivery is to arriving.
One thing is for sure – this is one package we do not want to arrive early. We’re more than content to wait until she’s ready to arrive all on her own.