oh my heavens. all you "overdue" women have my deep sympathy. i'm only 31.5 weeks into this myself and i am already VERY impatient for 37 weeks to come around and to have this kid already. today while the kids were in day camp i took a 2.5 hour nap and still collapsed on the couch when we got home from swimming lessons. hubby had to cobble together dinner when he got home at 7pm.
i had baby #1 at 39wks 5days and baby #2 at 38wks 7days, and i want this one to come at 37.5 weeks. my midwife will be out of town my whole 38th week! so i "need" to have this baby before she goes on vacation or i might have to call her backup midwife, a fine woman who was there when my daughter was born, but not "my midwife", if you know what i mean.
if i am still preggo when my midwife goes out of state, i plan to spend that whole week with my legs crossed!
i have other reasons for wanting squid3 to hurry his/her little self up, too. the kindergarten cutoff is august 31 - born on or before that and i can try to get the kid into kindy when s/he is 5. otherwise, kid has to wait till s/he's 6 years old to start kindergarten! that's indiana for you.
of course, late pregnancy is miserable and i just don't want to deal with it. call me a wuss and a half, i don't care!
and then there is my really silly reason. i was born on a 15th, my oldest on a 16th, my daughter on a 19th and my hubby on a 20th. clearly, we need this kid to be born on a 17th or 18th.
anyway, all that blathering is to say that, as someone who has never actually hit my "due date" and still been pregnant, those who linger pregnant into their 40th, 41st and 42nd week have my everlasting sympathy and kudos.
plus, i ask you to be forewarned - if i don't have this baby as early on as i hope, plan and desperately desire to, i am going to turn into a raving, whining, BITCH!