My old midwife wrote me and said she thought I was having a girl since I don't have the baby yet. I guess her girls came later than her boys. Maybe she's putting on her make up?
DD came 4 days late - I was in early labor and we did AROM - still took 2 days of laboring to get her out. So I don't think we really sped her up much if at all. I had 6 weeks of prodrominal labor with her, so I was feeling she was "late" by the time she was born. Her placenta was worn out, and she rolled over the first week - very alert, could practically hold her head up.
DS came at 37.5 weeks. Even though we augmented with pit, I felt like he was born pretty close to when he was ready too. He was a sweet newborn. More like newborns I'm used too seeing.
I guess feeling that my previous babies were ready earlier coupled with my fears and issues as well as having come and go prodrominal labor since 34 weeks - I feel "overdue" when I am just "due".
Yeah, I have mixed feelings about what the midwife said. I feel really good that she is very cool with moms going way overdue - past 42 as long as the biophysical profile at 42 weeks looks great. But I don't feel like thinking about going overdue is really something healthy for me. We have planned and schedule some major life events around my having a baby on time. I guess it's something I can deal with if I have to, but it's just not something I can set my mind on in any healthy way. I feel like this baby is going to come right on time. I'm just going to stick with that feeling. I went out and got some nice beauty products, and I'm going to treat myself to some pampering and prepare to dance under the full moon. Maybe if it is a girl - which is what I've thought all along - she will appreciate my efforts and decide to join me! If not, well, then at least I won't look quite so haggard...