I don't really know the answer to that myself. I think part of it was getting a "taste of having a baby come early" with Moriah, but the end of this pregnancy has also been Very different than with my other two. With them I felt great right up until I went into labor. With This one - I have had multiple "starts" that I was sure were IT! I have had (inconsistent but) painful contractions for several hours multiple times now, and I am just baffled... which time is going to be "the one"?
I was so sure I was going to have the baby on Tuesday (after contracting all night) that I took Spunky to the kennel... and just went back and picked her up this morning since nothing ended up happening. =)
I have a pretty thick head (I'm glad I can't hear you all shouting "Amen!"), and it has taken me quite a while to think this whole thing through and come around to the thought that, hmm... maybe the Lord is trying to tell me/teach me something through this period of "waiting".
Philip has encouraged me to just enjoy the "now" and these last days with Keenan and Moriah, and not rush into this new phase of life. I know he's right, but I've really struggled with my mind and body being Convinced of one thing, but letting my heart just rest in the Lord's will.
The song "While I'm Waiting" by John Waller (that I first heard on "Fireproof") has really been on my heart recently as time goes by without this baby. Am I going to waste this time, or am I going to use it to glorify Him?
Here's a video of the song:
Please just pray with me that I will thrive in this waiting time, not just survive.