Saturday, October 24, 2009

when are you???

I can't interact with anyone these days without the question "when are you due?" I guess I am really looking big right now!
Every day I get to class my students look surprised I haven't called to say I am in labor yet.
I'll be 38 weeks tomorrow! Hurrah!
In my online ivf pregnancy buddy group it is looking as if anyone who isn't having twins is going to their due date, and perhaps beyond. I am preparing myself!

In the meantime we do little preparatory things as much as we can. I painted 2 walls in our bathroom, I figured I should do it while all the paint stuff was out. It looks immensely better, it is something I have been wanting to do since we moved in over 3 yrs ago.

Last night we had some good friends over for dinner and then our one friend stayed and gave us a bradley method Q&A session(she is trained for it) while her husband took the kids home. We've been reading the book and learning about the stages of labor, emotional signposts, coach support, etc. It was great to review with her!

I am in this strange space where I can imagine myself post birth, with the baby at home, but I don't quite believe it is all going to happen.


  1. Hugs of excitement to you! What I tell my clients at this point is "Be physically ready, but mentally patient". It could be another 2-4 weeks. Or tomorrow. Be ready, but be patient. That's great that you are reviewing. I think one of the most important things is to be prepared, and then be relaxed and take what you are given in labor and birth. It will be different than you expect, so be flexible and have faith that your baby is creating his/her own birth experience, just as you are endeavoring to create your experience. Remember your little one in all this. Hold that precious one foremost in your mind as you work through contractions -- I promise you it will all be so worth it. End of unsolicited advice! :-)

  2. hey, I will take unsolicited advice from a cool midwife any day!

  3. I was in a similar place when I had the boys, sometimes even almost 15 and 12 years later it still is a transcendental experience for lack of a better way to explain it.
    Blessings, Best Wishes, I hope labor and delivery is enjoyable and joyful for you, Mr.S, and your baby.