So…. I’m still here!
Still no baby and I’m quite pleased about that. It’s my birthday today and, call me Mariah Carey, but I’m a total birthday diva. I didn’t fancy a) spending my birthday pushing out a baby and b) sharing my birthday forever more with a more important member of the family. I know, shallow. What can I say?
Anyway, it’s now just gone 7pm and still no baby so I think it’s pretty unlikely this baby is going to make an appearance tonight. Don’t get me wrong though, I am MORE than ready to have this baby now. The baby’s head is so low it feels like I’m wandering around with a bowling ball permanently in my pants (who says pregnancy isn’t dignified and glamorous?).
I had a midwife appointment today which showed baby is well and I am well. I also successfully argued my case to wait until fourteen days past my due date for an induction, rather than the standard twelve where we live. That means I have until 11th October (Saturday after next) to have a baby naturally. Frog arrived twelve days past her due date so I really feel like my body just takes a little longer than 40 weeks to cook a baby – and that’s fine. My midwife is lovely and very supportive, saying she agreed I was making the right decision.
If I get to Saturday 11th October and there’s still no baby then I’ll admit defeat and accept an induction is inevitable. For now though, I feel like I’ve got a reprieve and have nine days to let this baby arrive fashionably late – just like his or her older sister.
Other than the bowling ball pants thing I’m feeling good. I’m managing to sneak in regular naps while Frog is at school, keeping up with my yoga and meditation CDs and trying my very best to stay relaxed and positive. I get far more tightening “fake” contractions with this baby than I ever had with Frog, causing me to wonder a couple of times if something might be starting but, obviously, so far nothing. I find it fascinating to think of all the things going on in there that I’m not even aware of. All the physical processes that have to happen to prepare the body for labour – it kind of blows my mind, you know?
Huge congratulations this week to Transatlantic Blonde and Life with Pink Princesses who welcomed two gorgeous baby girls into the world. Have there been any other babies in the #BlogBumpClub born? If so don’t forget to link up your final “meet my new baby” post!
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