Yet another woman is in labor, so our midwife appointment got bumped up an hour earlier, to 11:30am. My blood presure was good. Pee was normal. She didn’t “check” me, as she didn’t want to do anything to put me in labor (since she was leaving for a birth right after our appt). Thinking today was 41 weeks, I asked her about my due date again….and whether or not it changes things based on the fact that we KNOW matter-of-factly what day our son was conceived. Also, I have 32-day cycles, not 28. Does that make a difference??? I know due dates are usually based on a 28-day cycle and your last period. Apparently, this new info made quite a difference! WHY we didn’t do this sooner, I don’t know. But, my due date SHOULD have been December 20th, not December 16th. So, on Saturday. You know what this means? We are only 3 days overdue! Not 7!!! That was a good thing for me to know mentally! Even though I still feel like I’m a full week past due, that’s not the case. So, we have another appointment booked for December 30th. I CANNOT imagine that we’ll make it till then, nor does our MW, but I’ll say it again – WHO KNOWS. At this point, I’ve given up guessing! Our next appt would put us at 10 days past due, based on our CORRECT due date. If we do make it to that appointment, she will decide then what time she will give me the “labor drink” to get things going. However, she said she is convinced that labor will start on its own, without any intervention, and said there is only a 10% chance she’ll see us on Dec 30th. She reminded me that it’s all about ‘respecting the baby’. I get this and we genuinely do want him to be able to pick his own birthday. She said she WAS surprised we made it to our appointment today though…she really thought we were going to go earlier. She said it’s uncommon to go this long being so dilated. Her ending thoughts were that we would have a baby in the next 0-6 days with a fairly short labour. So, in summary, we just have to WAIT! Surprise!
Well, I AM only 3 days past due….ha! I’ve adjusted my tickers for my sanity. Still hoping this little boy makes an appearance soon. Tomorrow is Christmas Eve….it would be the perfect day to have a baby, don’t you think?