Although a first timer, I had a gut feel that I will deliver sooner than my due date (nov 15th). My mom came to stay with us for this delivery and both me and her had nightmares that I go into labor before she reaches us. Its been 2+ weeks now, that she is here and still no sign of baby :(
I am 40W3D today and so far nothing! I get random (non painful) contractions all day but then nothing that shapes up into actual labor.
As per MW, my cervix is still closed and as of 40W she guesstimated the baby to be around 9ish pounds. Although I want to wait till the baby is ready to come out on its own, the MW thinks waiting till 42 weeks will make natural vaginal birth difficult due to the baby's size.
I have been trying everything possible to get this baby out....walking, EPO, sex and still no luck! I have an acupuncture session on monday, hope that does some magic!
I knew 4 friends who were pregnant with me and due last week of november. My SIL was due first week of Dec. Coincidentally, all of them have had their babies already in first week of november and I am still pregnant. I know I am not really late (its just 40W3D today!!!) but then all this peer pressure from friends and extended family is making me so edgy. I am so tired of answering all the emails/txts/calls from ppl asking if theres any news yet!
Lessons learnt - Next time I am pregnant, I am going to tell ppl a due date which is one month after my actual due date ;)