One year ago on this day, I went to bed feeling excited about the possibility of meeting our baby girl at any moment. Little did I know that she would keep us waiting SEVENTEEN days past her due date. . It was quite an unusual time in my life, because for 17 days I had no plans. And I was too afraid to make any plans in case I spontaneously went into labor. . I don't think I've ever had such a large period of time where I literally woke up and did whatever felt good for me that day. I spent lots of time walking at the beach, reading, visiting with friends and if I could go back in time I would allow myself to fully soak up that experience instead of wishing the time to go faster. . There is a lesson in everything, and for me this was a lesson of patience and really enjoying the present moment.