I have had two other kids but the first was a very premature and abnormal labor that we stopped but then ended up with a very sad induction, the other was induced at 39 weeks (due to maternal distress alas) with no sign I was ever going into labor on my own, so since I'm trying to avoid an induction this time I really do feel like I'm going to be pregnant forever, I don't have the feeling that my body knows how to get started correctly on its own. I'm 38 weeks today and there actually are some slight signs of changes, but I don't believe in it and I'm just not sure I will actually go into labor by myself.
I have GD and I really suspect that I'm going to get some pressure to induce again if I go overdue, and plus I'd really rather not give birth on or directly around christmas so I'd be so happy if baby made his appearence in the next two weeks on his own, but then when I think that it just seems so very unlikely. I'm definitely feeling big and stressed by late pregnancy but it doesn't feel like its going to go anywhere.
|My deductible for the year has been paid AND I'm self employed I need all the tax write-offs I can get
Not self employeed here but we were also counting on the tax deduction. And for some reason I really want each of my kids to have their own birth month. (silly really but I want different birthstones, etc) Its kind of unfair that this baby gets that kind of pressure with the tax deduction, it really is silly they do it that way and probably it should be pro-rated anyhow. We need the tax deduction though to pay the doula so its completely connected to the birth! He's got to make it here before New Years or we'll be eating canned soup for a while!