The one thing that does bug me is when people treat the due date as something set in stone. My mother is the worst like that. I was telling her a few days ago that I was having tons of painful contractions, and she was like "Yes but your due date isn't for three days...", as if it were unfathomable that the baby might come on any other day. I confess that she just tried calling me, but I purposely didn't answer it because I knew she was calling specifically to badger me about it being my due date.
Do people really not know about the "anywhere between 37 and 42 weeks (or more) is normal" rule?
The one I love is the use of "prem" to refer to any baby born before 40 weeks exactly. As in, "She was three days prem", not meaning 36+4 or 37+4, but 39+4. Dude, that's not prem, that's full term. Nor is a birth at 40+3 "three days overdue" - 42+3, sure.
My EDD's tomorrow, but I've gotten over my antsiness (temporarily again, no doubt!). I've been making plans, thusly:
Today (Wednesday): Dancing class for DD; blood test for me (fun!); lamb shanks for dinner, which I haven't made before, so that'll be kinda exciting; lots of houseworky things to do
Tomorrow (Thursday, my EDD): Bible study in the morning; then Mum's taking DD in the evening and DH and I will go watch Super 8
Friday: Going to watch X-Men: First Class with a friend during the day
Saturday: Having an ice cream party with friends! I'll make a few batches of homemade ice cream, and everyone can bring toppings. I'm actually looking forward to this a lot, so I'll probably go into labour before then. :p
Sunday: Er, yum cha again, probably?
Monday: My sister's chamber music competitions. She says she doesn't mind if I go noisily into labour during her performance, as it'll distract from any mistakes. :p
That's as far as I've planned, although I have a vague playdate arranged for next week as well. Still, that's a good what, six days of not worrying about going into labour? And I have a mammoth to-do list to complete during this time as well - I actually did some sewing yesterday, so yay. And got to the bottom of the laundry basket. And made a pumpkin pie. And cleaned the kitchen, which is now filthy again. And bought veggies and things. Might make a leek and pumpkin soup today to freeze - I made a huge batch of pumpkin and tomato the other day for that purpose, but it was so good we ate it all!