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#1 of 2 Old 12-25-2009, 10:05 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hey all,
I am not a member of this DDC but had my baby almost a year ago on 12/28/08. I just wanted to send a message to anyone here who is still pregnant and past dates. Last year at this time, I was more than a week past my due date and desperate for my baby to arrive. It was hard to fully enjoy the holidays because I thought my baby would be here for them. I was completely obsessed with signs of labor, going for looooong walks, trying to distract myself unsuccessfully and wondering when I would go into labor. It was so stressful and excruciating despite my best efforts to go with the flow.

So remembering that feeling at such a special time of year, I just wanted to check in and send a message to anyone here who is in the same situation I was then. My baby was born at home on 12/28/08, 12 days past his due date. In the end, after all I'd been through, it was a wonderful home waterbirth and the minute he was born all the agonizing of waiting for him was a distant memory. Today, it's been almost a year and I look back with nostalgia on those days of waiting and can't believe how much he's grown. My baby who didn't even exist a year ago is here walking for Christmas and loving hanging with his family and opening presents. I know how hard it is to be where you are right now, but believe me that you will get through it and you will look back with joy on these moments. So try to enjoy these last moments, knowing that your life is about to change immensely. Good luck to you as you ride out these next few hours, days or weeks!
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I am in the same boat and your message really spoke to me. I'm waiting on baby #2 which I really thought would come sooner. Christmas was a long day. I'm already dilated to 5 cm and 75% effaced and didn't really know someone could walk around like this but all is good with baby and me so I'm waiting. I hope that she chooses to come on her own sometime before 42 weeks. Merry Christmas and enjoy your 1-year-old. They grow so fast. My son is 8 1/2 and I can't believe it.

Happy new year!
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