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When you go past your due date


Well, being four days "overdue" isn't the worst thing ever, I guess. There are a lot of ways it could be worse, and I know there are plenty of women who have had a much rougher time than I have. And technically, due dates are just estimates anyway (Apparently, I'm trying to keep things positive over here). But it's still not very fun. I've basically been drinking raspberry leaf tea like it's nobody's business and bouncing on an exercise ball every chance I get. And taking walks. And swimming. And bouncing some more. I'm basically just living it up over here until baby decides it's go time.

Not having the baby this weekend was kinda nice though. Camaron had taken Friday off of work "just in case," so we got to have a three day weekend with him:) And that's about where my positive spin on the situation ends. I'm so stinkin' anxious to meet this baby and find out the gender! C'mon little baby! Sometimes I feel like I've been waiting so long that it might just never happen. I can't imagine not being pregnant anymore. Then other times I feel like a time bomb. Just ticking away, ready to burst at any moment. See, that was the nice thing about having a due date -I had a day to aim for, that I was counting down towards. But now, who knows?

Any labor inducing advice? Send all your positive, quick labor vibes my way, please.

3 comments

  1. Ugh. I feel ya! With Ellie, my midwife checked me and I was 5 1/2 cm dilated and she said "woah! You'll be back here tonight, or tomorrow by the latest!" So we dashed home and put everything and everyone on high alert.
    Three WEEKS later (still 5 1/2 cm) I finally begged to be induced.
    That "baby's coming any moment" feeling gets old REAL fast.

    Good luck! I obviously have no wisdom for starting labor....I tried it all....but I can tell you to eat popsicles for dinner, take lots of baths, and take every advantage of the "I'm pregnant" excuse. :)

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  2. The best good vibe I can send is "You're not alone!!" I'm 3 days from my due date and I still don't know what a contraction feels like. Apparently Braxton Hicks contractions are supposed to be more common than I expected, according to the surprised looks on my OB's face. This makes us all expect that I'll go well past my due date. So I'm already feeling the same way you are - I can totally relate to every word. So far raspberry tea and exercise are the only pieces of advice I've received. I wish due dates were official!

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  3. Go get a pedicure before bed tonight. Tell the person you are ready for this baby and to please massage your feet/ankles well. Go home and go to bed :) it should bring on contractions gradually. It worked for Abby! She arrived 24 hours later.

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