Well... I am now an October mama! This baby's gonna have an October birthday.
Seems to me like a lovely month to be born.
I am now 40 weeks and 4 days pregnant! I am a little bit sad, a teeny bit tired and fed up but mostly I'm okay. My daughter (who is two and a half) stayed inside for 42 weeks and 5 days (based on our conception date, which was 100% sure), so it's not like I whole-heartedly expected this one to come on time. I do, however, have a lot of other things going on so I am getting a bit irked at her failure to comply to our "schedule" (something babies do so well
I am a midwifery student, in University in Ontario, Canada and while I can bring the babe with me to all my classes in sling... I do need to be attending classes etc. Well, I have had so much prodromal labour, (practice labour, I hate calling it false labour but when I'm bitter I do!) that I have been missing one too many classes, cutting into the classes I can recover after bebe arrives. I actually recieved a little "warning" e-mail from my prof about missing too many classes, I was a bit bummed about that. I would like to see her show up to the school after being up until 5:30am on the toilet breathing through really hard contractions!
I am totally feeling what both littleteapot and unitytree are saying about the labour going away when you stand up/walk around and also about it waking me up in the middle of the night.
Sigh. Sorry I just wrote a book about my little sob story, I'm not impatient, I swear! I just keep looking at all the diapers, and the slings, and the clothes and I just wanna hold my fresh one.
(Oh, as for my actual update: I have been checking my own cervix periodically, and while it was long, hard and closed about a week and a half ago, yesterday, it had effaced about 70%, is dilated to a 2 and super-stretchy and mushy. While it's no indication of how long the pregnancy will last, makes me feel like my sleepless nights aren't a total loss!).