So it begins (and I don't mean labor)
Yes. You told me to call. And frankly while I may call her before departing for the hospital (although now I'm rethinking that one), she lives 10 hours away. What on earth was she gonna do for me?
i'm 39w3d...and counting! my 2 sons were both born 2-3 days before 40 weeks, and my daughter was 1-2 days after 40 weeks.
i haven't received any induction questions/comments thus far - but that could be because i frequently advertise the fact that i am a home-birther and could possibly be infamous for dragging out my soapbox on the topic of unnecessary interventions during the course of most conversations about pregnancy/labour/birth
I pretty much try to avoid discussing prodromal labor with anyone because, well, you never know what it means or when baby will come and they will ALL decide it means NOW and freak out. Or bug you forever. Or start worrying incessantly. So I have to laugh when people are asking, "So, are you having ctxs?!" because, yes, I am... But it is clearly NOT baby time or I wouldn't be standing here!
For me it's the mother in law. My first was born TWO WEEKS LATE. So what does she do? She buys a non refundable plane ticket to be here for four days, and the middle of those days is my due date. I don't know what she was thinking. And now every few days she asks me if this baby will be on its due date. What do I say? I doubt it? You dumb a^%, what were you thinking? I just say I hope it will be on time. I am so stressed out about it I have even considered ASKING my doctor to induce my on my due date. That is CRAZY. I had a terrible experience when they actually did induce me with my first because I was so late. The midwife at my doctors practice told me I should be careful what I ask for. They would even give me an on demand C section if I wanted one. YIPES! Anyway, I make my dh read her emails and I just am dropping out of facebook land for awhile so that she can't get to me anymore!
Wow. Like the baby has a calendar or something in there? You don't exactly have a record of being 'right on time', she should have considered that! My (step)mom is coming down for this LO but she's nervous that being here a week and a half before my due date might not be early enough. She'll be down there for a full month (Thanksgiving to Christmas) to make sure she gets time with her grandson, lol. I don't know what DH is going to say about it though... he's unreachable in California right now. Oh well. At least I know she'll cook and clean while she's here.