Today is my due date – for the past couple of weeks I’ve had many people asking me if the baby is here yet. Including family and very close friends – don’t worry, I wouldn’t have forgotten to tell you if the most important day of my life so far had come and gone!! I think the most common phrase I’ve heard and read the past 2 weeks is ‘not long now‘ or variances of that phrase. Everyone is also giving me tips on how to ‘get the baby out’. Well, I’m 40 weeks pregnant, and I’ve heard all the old wives tales, so if I wanted to ‘get the baby out’, I’d probably already be doing all those things. Fact of the matter is, I’m still fairly comfortable with the baby being in there. My original due date, if you use the date of the first day of my last period, is the 6th December, but it was changed at the 12 week scan to 30th November, so mentally I was already prepared for another week anyway. There’s also the fact that I was 8 days late, and my mum was induced with me and both of my brothers. I’m not sure if that has any baring on how far I will go, but it’s just one of those things that influences how you perceive the length your pregnancy might be.
Because the baby is due today I’m finding it really difficult to plan anything, I can’t even manage to write a shopping list for the weekly shop. We need food, but I can’t decide which food we need, because I don’t know when we will be here, or if we will have time to cook proper dinners. Do I just buy jars of sauces, which we wouldn’t normally have? Or do I just plan for a normal week? Or do I buy jars as a ‘just in case’, and still do a normal weekly shop? So many options, I just haven’t got a clue.
The only thing I’ve planned is to go out later to see my work mates before the Christmas Party, meeting them at the hotel bar for their pre-drinks – mine will be a j2o! Then me and OH are going out for dinner afterwards, then he is going back to work for a couple of hours, unless the baby comes of course!