Just Waiting On Baby…


I’d hoped that today’s post was going to be dedicated to telling you that our new baby girl had finally arrived. Unfortunately, that is not the case. As anyone who has ever waiting on a new baby to arrive into the world knows, new babies do not care a thing for our plans and schedules and as such our baby is now two days past her due date. I should really have known better since her brother was born four days past his due date. Apparently, my babies like to take their own sweet time entering the world.

However, there has been an upside to all this waiting. I’ve been able to spend the longest stretch of leisure time at home with my husband in two years. Since his company does not work an on/off schedule he only gets to come home every few months. The upside to this is that he gets to choose when he comes home. This is his first homecoming in two years where we have had no business to take care and no social engagements to attend. It’s been glorious! We’ve been able leisurely take care of the house, grill out, cook all our favorite super rich southern style foods including fried green tomatoes and cheese grits, run through the garden hose and Jacob has been able to spend unlimited father/son time with Will. While I’m certainly anxious for our new little one to come I am really enjoying all the uninterrupted quality time we’ve been able to spend together.

I hope that my next post will be announcing the birth of a new oilfield baby, but until then I will enjoy these special quiet moments with my family at home and enjoying free time.

Now it’s your turn. What do you do with your family in those rare free moments of time when your husband is home and there are no other pressing issues? Or how did you pass your time while waiting on a new baby? I’d love to hear your story! Leave me a comment and let me know!

About chelsea

Chelsea is mama to 4 year old Will and partner to her oilfield man and best friend of 16 years, Jacob. She splits her time between the family’s camper in the North Dakota Oil Patch and a small urban homestead in Kentucky. Chelsea writes about the family’s camper adventures at www.talesofanoilfieldgypsy.blogspot.com. She is a batik artist and loves teaching others about the art of batik at www.beautyofbatik.com. She can also be found working on her other sites www.chelseaniehaus.com and www.urbanagricultureinfo.com. In her moments of spare time she enjoys knitting, sewing and gardening.


  1. Hang in there! She will be worth the wait! 🙂

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