Join Date: May 2008
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There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with you!! Don't dare doubt yourself.
Today is your due date...big deal!! No seriously, a due date is just an estimation and had you not had all of that information you probably would not be so down on yourself now. It doesn't matter at all what "everyone" expected. It is a grand thing (albeit a bit frustrating to wait) to go past your due date. Your baby will come when it is ready.
What you are feeling right now is the main problem with finding out all of that information. It is really not an indicator of ANYTHING. Truly. What it does mean is that you are almost half way there and when things do kick into gear for you that MAY mean an easier go of it!
Try and relax...I know easier said than done. But being tense and doubting yourself is not going to ease you into labor any sooner that's for sure.
You are perfect!!
Had to add...
With my first I was sealed tight even at 42 weeks. I tried to let it roll off my back but people kept asking how much I was dialated. I felt much like you feel now...
Never again. I'll never again get an internal exam prelabor. Last baby my midwife kind of insisted when she was positive I was complete because I was not moving on and I was in disbelief that I was ready to push. She wanted to give me "proof" that I was done and ready to move on to the next step (was a VBAC so I was new at that part!).
I promise you'll go into labor so very soon!!!