Here’s a post I really didn’t think I’d be writing! I am now over 40 weeks pregnant and no one is more shocked about it than me. After all the fun and games earlier in this pregnancy, when I was admitted to hospital with threatened early labour, I truly believed that I would go early with this baby, just like I did with Little I.
Alas, this was not to be! I feel like I’m now in completely unknown territory but I’ve been blown away by the support on social media. I’ve had so many comments and messages through my instagram, Facebook, YouTube etc and it’s really made the world of difference to hear from all of you lovely people, with your tips, tricks and general support about being overdue.
I am still quite happy being pregnant. Yes I’m pretty uncomfortable half of the time but I’m still loving my bump, generally being pregnant and am no where near being ready to give birth (even though i know fine well this baby needs to come out pretty soon!).
My first problem is that the husband is only with us for a limited amount of time. So the longer I go overdue, the less time he has with baby, My second problem, that is a complete contradiction to my first problem, is that I don’t want to be induced (which is booked for Thursday). I’ll do anything to avoid an assisted labour so starting it all off unnaturally feels like I’m setting myself up for a birth I don’t really want (even though I’ve heard lots of positive stories about being induced, which has helped – thank you!). My third problem is that the longer I go overdue, the more I worry about how big this baby will be. Little I was 8lbs 11ozs at 39 weeks and my mum had a big second baby (my darling middle brother!) so I really worry about how big this one might get!!
So here’s what I’m trying to get this baba moving:
Who knows if any of it will work but I’m happy to try it all out…
Did you go overdue with your little one?