charlotte is now 37 weeks. which = full term. sure, her due date is set at 40 weeks, but she is fully developed at this stage and they won’t stop me if i go into labor this very minute (sigh, that would be great). i was born at 35 weeks and jamie was born at 38 weeks, so while the old wives tales say that you are always late with your first youngin, i am really hoping she comes early. but i got some really good advice yesterday … twice.
i was talking with a friend of ours, peter john, and he reminded me that while its not always comforting, it is sometimes true that your first baby comes late. so he suggested that i go ahead and prepare myself for her to be late, then if she comes early it will be a pleasant surprise. then last night at the leadership update, pastor connie said pretty much the exact same thing.
so, here i am trying to ignore the countdown. i’ve been saying all along that i wanted her to be born in june, and that was for several reasons. first, the weather is just so hot that the less time i have to spend with the portable oven attached, the better. second, there are like 8,000 people in our families and friends that are born in july (my brother – july 1; my mom & her twin – july 6; jamie’s cousin – july 10; my dad – july 27; my birth father – july 22 (?); and the list just goes on). but i need to resign myself to the fact that her due date is july 10 and that we probably won’t meet her until then.
but in the mean time, its game on with lavendar, chamomile tea, pressure point massage, and long walks!