Anyone get to meet their little one over New Years?
Any New Years Babies?
Getting a ridiculous amount of questions and comments from people which is making me feel a little stabby (not literally... lol... but every response I give is a little more sarcastic than the last.) I'm seriously considering turning off all of the electronics and phones and hiding away until after birth.
I always fudge my EDD by a good couple weeks (and even then keep it vague - "oh, late January-ish") to family and all but a couple close local friends who are on call to keep my kids company. After my family drove me crazy with the calls with #1 I swore I'd never give a due date again. Of course, every pregnancy my stepmom would ask if "they" have given me a DD yet.
Lol, a little "stabby." It seems I look a lot smaller than people expect so everyone who's asked when I'm due is surprised that it's so soon. Even so, I haven't told many people anything more specific than "January." Who really knows when it will be, anyway.
I'm in the making myself crazy boat. Every twinge or leaky feeling I wonder if it's beginning. And then it's not.
My usual response when telling people I'm due is "in January", but that still hasn't stopped people from hounding me this time. There's a few people who check in daily and sometimes multiple times a day wanting a progress report of how I'm feeling, questions about my cervix, and suggestions on how to induce at home ( uh... No thanks). At 37 weeks I as told to "a soap enema will get things moving"... Among other things. And the daily check-ins/suggestions started around Thanksgiving, so it's a little old and frustrating at this point since I'm still not even at my due date yet.
This is #3 and this is the worst these few people have ever been. I don't know wtf is up with them this time. I'm not doing anything new that I didn't do last time; Homebirth and waiting for baby to come when he's ready. *shrug*
I've been telling myself from the beginning that I should just plan to be pregnant until January 21st (my "due date" is January 6th) so that anything before the 21st is "early!" lol. It worked up until about 38 weeks...at which point I finally just wanted the baby to come out! As it stands now, I would be super surprised if I went into labor before Sunday the 6th and I'm trying my hardest to go back to my original intention of being pregnant past 42 weeks. I would be ever so grateful if baby decided to come sooner than that though, I can't wait to be able to get out of bed by myself, put on my own socks and shoes, NOT have heartburn ALL THE TIME...the last few weeks are hard!
Not much going on here, but baby did noticably drop a few days ago. At east I can breathe again! I had a few rounds of consistent contractions, but other than that, not much going on. I'm feeling so impatient to get things going so I can stop obsessing about *when*...but then again, I keep thinking, eh, I should just enjoy the last few days or weeks of moderate rest that I can get.
Too much to do, don't want to do it!
I thought for sure we were going to have a New Years Eve babe! I had several hours of good contractions 6 minutes apart, and by the time I went to bed they were down to 4 mins. They weren't terribly painful, but they were definitely strong - I could feel them through my back, into my cervix and down through the tops of my thighs. I am not due until the end of the month however and had a hard time believing this was 'it', and really did not want to bother my midwife at midnight on New Years Eve for a possible false alarm, so I went to bed figuring they will either get worse and wake me up, or peter off.
Throughout this entire pregnancy I have had such a strong feeling that this babe wouldn't come until the due date at the earliest, which is completely opposite how I felt the first two times. Since Monday however I've had pink tinged mucus, strong contractions and can feel the baby very low in my pelvis, so maybe he will be the wildcard and come earlier than I was expecting.