Wednesday, May 13, 2015
one month to go
Have I mentioned that our due date is June 13th? That means that as of today, we are one month away from our baby's due date!
I have it on pretty good authority (my own inability to be anywhere on time) that our baby will not be joining us before or on his/her due date. This baby's mom (me) came into the world at 41 ½ weeks. So if our baby takes after his/her mom, he/she will be joining us much closer to June 20th than June 13th. I keep thinking it would be fun if the baby was born on June 21st, Father's Day, but we'll just have to see. Baby's dad (Paul) was so ready to get into the world on time that he arrived in an ambulance! So which set of genes will win out? Only time will tell.
The third trimester aches and pains officially set in last week. I was trying to convince my mom that I was getting ready to go into labor (despite my gut feeling that the baby will be late), but she reassured me that everything I was feeling was just a normal part of the last few weeks of pregnancy. She is determined to see me go to 40 weeks!
In my more comfortable moments I really want to get to 40 weeks, and I honestly don't mind going beyond if the baby needs more time. I'll be working until June 12th, and I'm hoping work plus finishing up things around the house will keep me distracted and not too impatient. Really, a few days off to relax and hang out (maybe in the garden!) before baby comes sounds pretty fantastic to me.
I'm excited to meet you soon baby!