Worried I might actually be on time?
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|Thu, 01-06-2011 - 4:17pm|
So, DD was 2 weeks late. I was induced, which ended in a 'failure to progress' emergency section. I'm vowing to never go through that again, as it took 8 weeks after the section that I started to feel like a normal person again.
Anyway, I'm due 29 Jan. Logically, as I was 2 weeks late and induced (my body was sooooo not ready to go into labour, btw, as I was 0 cm and 0% effaced on the morning of induction - no wonder it took 3 days!), I'm expecting to go well over my official EDD. Actually, it works out perfectly. My doula will most definitely be in town (though she'll only be an hour away and said to call her anyway, that she'd come back from her holiday, which is for the week after I'm due). SDD is having her half term holiday the 3rd week in Feb, which works out that she'd still get to meet her little brother while he's still tiny (as per her wish) and frankly, I really am not emotionally prepared for this baby. So, all in all, I'm really OK with being incredibly late with this one. (just a side note, WHO says a normal pregnancy is 37-42 weeks, so you're not actually over due until you're 42+1).
I don't think I'd usually worry about this, but lately, I've been getting lots of braxton hicks, which really could mean nothing. Some of them are starting to come with the feeling of slightly period-type pains with pressure in my bottom. They're not often, though, but I never had them with DD. Also, this baby has dropped. I never did that with DD, either. Granted, he's been a bit on the low side, but now I'm feeling his feet and bum closer to my belly button, rather than above it and my bumb looks like it has definitely gone lower. Oh, and another thing, I can feel him in my pelvis, moving around, just within the last week. I really, really, really don't want to be on time. I actually want to be late (and yes, I am crazy!!).
Just a bit of a vent, I think. I'm just so not ready to be a mom to two small children. I know it will work out, what other choice do I have? Just not ready ... (sigh).