Will she or won’t she?


Make her due date, that is!
For quite some time now I’ve had the 23rd/24th stuck in my head as the approximate arrival date of the new little girl. (Due date is the 29th.) Now, whether this is a true premonition or simply wishful thinking remains to be seen. My midwife, who is a cruel, cruel woman, tells me that, psychologically, I’m better off expecting to go ten days over because then if I don’t, I’m happy, and if I do go over I’m not as upset. This is not an option. I will NOT still be pregnant come April. If I am there’s going to be some kind of lawsuit. (If anyone knows who one would sue for this sort of thing, please let me know.)
I suppose there’s always a chance the baby could come even earlier than the dates upon which I’m focusing. This would not be a bad thing. She’s full-term now; no reason why she can’t come out and join us. I keep watching for signs that progress is being made. There are a few things going on with me, upon which I will not elaborate because this is a blog and not a medical journal and there are just some things people do NOT need to know. But these things make me wonder if maybe it will happen sooner rather than later. I don’t remember these things happening the first two times. However, I probably was not as vigilant before, either, as I did not expect to go into labor naturally either time. (We had inductions scheduled with both kids, though Madalyn didn’t make her induction date.) Anyway, because I figured we were controlling things I was not really keeping an eye out for imminent labor signs so I may have just missed the things I am now picking up on.
At any rate, she is more than welcome to come any old time now, save for the days next week when Robert is gone up to the panhandle. After those days he’s got several weeks off so then we’re really in the clear for her to arrive any time. But I certainly would not be opposed to her making an appearance this week, just so long as it actually begins before Robert heads north. He would, of course, head for home immediately if anything began to happen but it’s a long drive and I don’t want the two of them racing to see who gets here first.
I’m off to go jump up and down a lot or run up and down the hill out back or something.


About msmaryb

I'm a native Californian who lives in Oklahoma. I'm a full-time student, pursuing a Bachelors in Anthropology, following which I hope to attain a Masters in Archaeology. I have three kids, one husband, no pets, and a lot of friends - most of whom live inside my computer. I love to read, write, watch tv (shut up, we can't all be brain surgeons), shop, and travel. I'm trying to set foot in all 50 states before I die. I have 38, so far. I love the Beatles and Maroon 5, and if you think those two things are incongruous, well, they are. But that's me. When I love something, I love it 100%. I don't do anything halfway. I want to know everything there is to know, so I'm trying to cram as much into my brain as I can in the short amount of time I'm allotted in this dimension.

5 responses »

  1. Your midwife might be cruel, but she’s wise 😉 Here’s to hoping this little girl (who’s name will be a divine inspiration…) makes a splash sooner than later!

  2. I hear nookie works too! Can’t say as it worked for us, but we had fun trying. Glad we did, too, b/c nookie didn’t come back for a loooong time afterwards… Oh yeah, and eat some spicy chili too. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for the 23rd for you!

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