Disclaimer: This is going to be a pretty whiny, cynical blog, so for those of you who know and prefer me as happy-go-lucky Christy, please feel free to check my blog again in 1-2 weeks, when there will be a picture of that Christy will be smiling with her new baby in her arms!
Okay, okay so now I am officially "overdue", and I thought I would post my favorite things about being 40 weeks and beyond for those people "who always have there babies early" so they can know how much fun it is. And also for those of us who are always overdue, maybe you can relate and tell me a story of someone being over due that is worse than mine to make me feel better.
1. Only 3 maternity shirts fit me now, so when I'm going out of my house I have to try and remember who I saw 3 days ago and if I was wearing the same shirt so people don't know I can only fit into three shirts. Plus, the shirts I have been washing over and over now are coming unthreaded around the belly line, which makes me feel even better.
2. EVERYWHERE you go, people ask when are you due, and you get to say, "yesterday, last week, etc." and a see look of horror cross their face. Then it's always, "well, is your doctor going to induce you?" Then I get to explain the whole birthing center, midwife thing and then you get the whole "you are crazy" look. Usually they walk away muttering something under their breath.
3. I cry my head off everytime I leave my weekly check-up because again NOTHING IS HAPPENING in my uterus that even indicates I will go into labor anytime soon. Thanks mom for talking to me on the way home (I think she was worried she will have to fly down to keep me from going into depression and when the baby comes!).
4. Greg tells me when I get home from the appointment (still crying, I've read you can only really cry for 45 minutes at a time, but I have disproved that theory MANY times), "you should always plan on going late, you're ALWAYS late." When I explain to him that every labor is different and most people have some kids early and some days late, he says. "well, YOU just need to plan on always going late, you wil NEVER go early." Thanks, hon. After this discussion we changed my due date to March 20th on the calendar, so that now I can be surprised if I go earlier than that.
People really do say some of the funniest things when you are pregnant. One of the new funny things someone said to me a couple days ago, after asking when I was due, "Oh, you're due that soon, you shouldn't be out. I don't like when people go out that close to there due date you could get hit by a car. When I was 9 months pregnant, I almost got hit by a car." What? Why? Because you can't walk as fast? I'm sure if I was threatened by oncoming traffic, I could go pretty fast for a pregnant lady. "Okay, I'll try and be careful, " I said.
Really, though I am grateful to have a healthy baby and I know that is the most important thing, so I will continue to wait (just maybe not patiently). We are all excited to have a new baby in the house. Even Scott will ask me everyday, "Mom, when is your baby coming out?" Scott, not you too!