Originally Posted by Magistra
This reminds me of how I felt just before my first son was born. I had been so sure he would come each day of my Spring Break. Finally on Thursday, I figured it was never going to happen, even told my partner it was fine for her to take a muscle relaxer that night, and then had my water break a couple hours later.
Wow, you guys are reading my mind. I pretty much gave up on ever having the baby 2 days ago. And gabeyho, I have also had the thought that somehow my body screwed up and missed the window for birth, considering how much more hormonal and crampy and contractiony I felt last week compared to the last few days when my uterus has been relatively quiet and I've been mopey but not all hot flashy and emo. I thought in the middle of that night that something must be wrong because I seem to EITHER have contractions OR have vague signs of impending labor (mucus plug loss, more discharge), but the two don't overlap.
It seems like this weekend should feel auspicious. My sister, myself and my daughter were all born over weekends, right after midnight on Sundays, actually. And my daughter was born early on Sunday the 24th, so if I went into labor this evening the same would be true for this baby. A good friend has the chance to be an apprentice midwife for me, which is weird because it's come up on such short notice but I had the feeling last week that somehow she would be there even though I couldn't make sense of how that would happen. I'm 40+3 so there's no earthly reason I WOULDN'T go into labor tonight, and I HAVE lost my mucus plug a thousand times. So why do I just NOT BELIEVE IT anymore??