Thursday, August 12, 2010

It's on my calendar which means it has to be true!

When you first find out you're pregnant you are given a date of when you can expect to deliver. This provided "due date" seems especially far away at first... then you starting counting down the weeks, which makes everything go by pretty quickly. Then you get to the larger digit weeks 34... 35... 36... and things seem to slow down. I'm 37 weeks pregnant, yesterday. Which means I've been waiting for a long time to meet this little girl practicing gymnastic skills inside of me:)
I keep hearing all of these stories of people delivering at 37 or 38 weeks and begin to get a little jealous. (NOTE: I realize I'm very blessed to have a healthy growing baby, and trust me I keep in mind when I complain about walking, sleeping or being plain uncomfortable).
Throughout the time, I keep this provided "due date" in mind knowing she will be here no later than the provided date. Now brace yourself, here is the bad part, some people go past the due date!!!!! I can't image going past September 1, 2010 my doctor provided "due date." This should be set in stone. I've done my part, I've been a good mom, I didn't eat that sushi I wanted and now you tell this could go on longer -- NOT FAIR:(
I guess this is what I get for being overly optimistic that she would arrive before my due date (which could still happen) and overly naive for thinking the "due date" would be the last possible date she would arrive!

This is bananas, provided "due date" is bogus!
All the best,


  1. Hey Jesse,

    Oh, how I understand how you are feeling right now!

    My first was four days late. My second was a scheduled C-section at 38 weeks. I was miserable with borderline gestational diabetes. His head was actually measuring the size of a six week old baby when I was only 34 to 36 weeks. I can't remember exactly. My third was one day early. My doctor insisted on inducing because she believed he would get too big for me to VBAC. As I told her he would be, he was my smallest baby. Because I was not ready, I almost ended up with an emergency C-section. If God blesses us again, I'm going to find a doctor that will allow the baby to be born when he or she is ready, not on the doctor's timetable.

    If you find you just can't take the waiting anymore, please research your Bishop's score before talking to your doctor about inducing. You will be much less likely to end up with an emergency C-section. Information is power.

    Praying for you. I know how anxious one can feel toward the end.


  2. Due dates are evil. After mine came and went, it got so aggravating listening to people (some who had never even had kids!) tell me how to induce labor on my own. If we have more kids (which I hope we do) I am keeping my due date a secret and sharing it with NO ONE. Which I know will irritate the absolute crap out of some people, but I don't freakin' care!! *evil grin*

  3. I think it aggravates me the most. A two week window would be helpful:) Thanks for sharing!