Does all of this worry and anxiety have a huge impact on when baby arrives? It seems we are all feeling frustrations of some sort. I hope not, because it seems that everything is either worrying me or pissing me off.
Today I found out our landlord plans to visit on Friday, which is two days before I hit 40 weeks. He doesn't know we're doing a home water birth, because frankly, it's not his business. They have storage in the converted garage, so that's the one room we don't have access to, but sounds can be heard through the locked door to the garage. I'm now worrying that I'll go into labor Thursday night (which won't happen now because I jinxed it), and be screaming to holy hell the next day squeezing this baby out when they arrive to go through some storage. The thought of it is making me nervous. I'm thinking we might have to ask them to postpone their visit, and just mention that I plan to "labor as long as I can at home", so they get the idea that we don't want to be disturbed and if they hear screaming, not to be alarmed. Or perhaps they'll get the picture and just not come.
I don't even know why I'm bothering to write this, I should just suck it up and deal. The problem is the birth pool is near the garage door. It will not feel like a safe space if I hear rummaging and talking from strangers.
I seriously hope all this works out.