Friday, November 11, 2011

Going Past the EDD

40 weeks, 6 days
Well, I've done it again. I've got past my "due date." I'm 40 weeks, 6 days today. Baby isn't engaged anymore and she's all stinkery about position. For whatever reason, she doesn't want to come out. Before, I figured it was the stress of needing to move (we moved last week). Then maybe it was how badly I damaged my hip moving heavy stuff, so I went to the chiropractor. While I feel better, my prodromal labor hasn't even really resumed.

Friends and family seem to be convinced that they will be the one forgotten in my slew of updates as things happen during the pregnancy. I seriously post whenever I have a steady stream of contractions and yet, they seem to think they'll miss that ever important "The baby is coming now!" post! Or that I won't make it. I promise, I'll make it or my husband will. And there will be phone calls. And pictures. Come on--I document basically everything!

Here, see? I even document weirdo positions baby gets herself into:
40 weeks, 3 days
While I won't be posting graphic pictures of the birth on facebook, you can rest assured that they will be taken and they will be available eventually. And there will be some gross, gooey ones at least on facebook--just nothing showing my nether regions (which will hopefully be buried in delightfully warm water).

I start NSTs this week. That means that my midwife will strap some monitors to my belly while I chill out and watch to see that baby has good heart accelerations. Not incredibly exciting, but tends to be pretty relaxing, in my experience.

So, just as a reminder: you can't annoy the baby out, but you can put yourself at risk for being bitten. The E(STIMATED)DD is just an average. I'm not overdue until 42 weeks and baby is fine and dandy even then. I am tired and sore, but will not be pregnant forever. Once the baby comes, it will be me plus three.

And there will be pictures. So chill out. After all, I am.

1 comment:

  1. It's so much more cozy in there. Why would she want to come out now and have to work to eat and breathe? ;) She'll be here soon enough and be perfectly healthy and happy.


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