Im definately looking forward to labor. Whether Im comforted by the fact that its going to happen, no matter what... well I guess probably not yet.
The first two have been late, and I have a big feeling this one will be later than them, partially cause Im terrified of having a third child already.
Its not comforting at all that it could happen at a time when Im not prepared for it. I've had a couple dreams where I go into labor at 37 weeks, without having ordered my birth kit even, and the whole time I was thinking " this is too early, Im supposed to have 4 more weeks!!" Those dreams still have good labors, and healthy babies, but something goes wrong every time.
And really, I cant go into labor in May AT ALL. I have that month scheduled up the wazoo already. I have a conference mid-month and I am hoping that we will get to go to Southern Faire for a weekend, and stay in LA for a couple days. (Thats 5 hrs drive + from here.)
The fact that I could go into labor that far away from home does not sit well with me... Although I have long labors, I dont really want to be in early labor on I-5 coming home, LOL... And even worse is the thought of spending time in a hospital down there.
Hmm... I'm comforted by the fact that my labor day prediction for my DS was only a few hours off, and the fact that I have such a strong feeling about when this one will be born. Im okay with going past that cause I know it will happen in its own time, but I'll be surprised (and probably not pleasantly) if it's before.
It sounds weird to me, when I advocate not scheduling births by induction, but truthfully, Im comforted by the fact that I'm pretty sure of the days when it will happen. The sad thing is that I am really planning it much like a mother who is going to be induced... My calendar is busy until the week before, and empty after.