So who else is past your due date? How are you coping, and what are you doing to pass the time? What's your plans? Does baby have to come by 42 weeks or are you allowed plenty of time for baby to come on their own time? Have you had any extra monitoring?
I'm 11 days past my due date, and I'm a 100% sure my due date was correct. It's really hard waiting. I've tried acupuncture, mowing my lawn, raking the yard, walking, and letting my 3 year old nurse all day. I've had contractions that go every 3 minutes for several hours two days in a row, but nothing more every develped, and they went away at night. I've decided that nothing that I try is going to make baby come before he/she is ready to come. I've been very worried that at 42 weeks my midwife will risk me out of homebirth, but she told me to stop worrying that she's not going to force me to go to the hospital at 42 weeks. She said she's only had one patient go to 44 weeks, and all others have went into labor by 42 weeks. I'm frustrated because I don't know what's taking this baby so long. I'm so constipated and it's hard to pee, so I've even thought maybe I should try an enema as uncomfortable as it sounds. I haven't had any extra montioring other than on Thursday my blood pressure was good and baby's heartbeat was 150. The midwife thought that I'd have baby by Monday because things seemed so much like labor such as the baby's heartbeat location and my uterus being so firm, but it doesn't look like I will. Baby's been moving a lot today. I haven't felt this much movement in one day for several weeks....not big movements, just the usual kicks. I keep hoping maybe it's baby getting ready to make his/her way into the world, but who knows.