Time's Almost Up / by Leslie

Well, here I am 9 months pregnant. My due date is two weeks from today and I could deliver anytime between now and 2 weeks after my due date. Due dates are rarely accurate, only 4% of women deliver on them, most first time moms deliver around a week later. If he is born a week early (on or before the 20th) he will be a Taurus instead of a Gemini, and if I deliver 4 days late, he will share my Dad's birthday. I hope the baby will consider these things when he decides when to arrive.

Every time we call someone, they think it is "The Call" and they get very excited and ask if I am in labor. Trust me people, if I am in labor, I'm probably not going to be calling you. But don't worry, you'll get the happy news just as soon as we can get the word out. I've also been getting more calls from friends and family, checking in to see how everything is going and wanting to know how I am feeling. I love to hear from everyone! It's such an exciting time.

Chris and I keep looking at each other and squealing, "He could be here any day now! We're not ready!!!". But we are totally ready. We really couldn't be more ready. At this point I am making up reasons to visit Babies R Us. Today I bought more safety pins and decided to get the A+D ointment in a jar even though I already have it in a tube (I figure it'll be easier to handle an open jar when there is a squirmy naked baby in front of me). It's pretty ridiculous, but it's nice to get out of the house and keep myself busy.

I've been having crazy dreams about labor too. Last night in my dream my water broke and they had to open the doors of the room to let the flood out. They are always very exaggerated, but each one somehow makes me feel more comfortable with the idea of labor and more confident that it's going to be amazing.

I've been practicing Hypnobirthing over the last few weeks too and that has really helped to make me feel very calm, relaxed and focused. We are just patiently waiting for a sign that things are beginning.

I have a feeling that I will not deliver until about a week after my due date. We shall see...anyone care to guess a date? If you make your predictions in the comments, and I deliver on that date, I promise to send you something or other as a reward!