Originally Posted by texanatheart
I just wanted to add this, with respect to lunar phases. A doula friend of mine and I were talking about trying to determine when this babe would show up, based on this info for ds1:
-his latest 'due date'
-the day he actually arrived
-what part of the lunar phase we were in relative to these two dates
Turns out that ds1's latest due date and this little one's latest due date are in the same exact part of the lunar cycle! I think it was something like 8 days before the full moon. (She was maybe going to fly out for the birth, so we were trying to figure out when he was most likely to show up so she could schedule her flight, and she suggested looking at lunar phases. Turns out she couldn't come after all.
Anyway, what's even more eerie, or I guess I should say cool, is that I had 6 postpartum periods, starting when ds1 was 13 months old, and they were ALL 38 days apart exactly...until the last one, which was only 28 days. Almost like the universe knew that this baby was going to be showing up, and wanted the lunar cycle to be lined up correctly. Okay, I know that sounds really hokey, but it sounds interesting, doesn't it?
i won't say hokey, definitely interesting! i love finding weird, inexplicable patterns in seemingly random events!!
i gotta admit, i've been feeling CRAZY pressure on my cervix/pelvis all day today. she feels lower than ever, and i've had a few sporadic strong contrax. perhaps labor isn't imminent, but i'm definitely starting to wonder if i'm being affected!!
going out to dinner and then to stargaze and appreciate the moon with b....perhaps i'll meditate on it and see if the universe shows me something.
if she waits for the new moon, that puts me 2 days before my u/s dd, 2/26.