Are we there yet?
If youíve paid attention to any pregnancy books, youíll read that most babies are born between 36 and 41 weeks. Youíve heard that, havenít you?
I swear, it seems to me that every woman, especially first time moms, think that their baby is going to come at 36 weeks. Hereís a hint: Most likely, it wonít.
I know, I know. Iím a mean person. How could I tell you that your baby isnít going to come today? You know youíre thinking that.
Wait- what was that twinge- is that labor? Ooh, maybe it was labor? Could it be labor?
I know itís hard to hear that, but the sooner that you learn to accept the cold hard truth that early labors happen to ďother people,Ē the sooner you can get on with the rest of your pregnancy. Worrying about whether or not today will be the day isnít going to make the baby come any faster. Trust me, Iíve tried.
Youíve been looking in the mirror and youíve wondered how you could possibly get any bigger. Thereís no room for the baby in there! You just KNOW you have to go into labor early.
Unfortunately, your body has other plans. It plans on keeping that baby in there forever!
Think of it this way: Would you rather have the baby stay ďlongerĒ now, when it is a fetus in your belly, or move back in after college? At least now, if the baby is in your belly, people will feel sorry for you and bring ice cream and cake. When the kid moves in after college? Theyíll just gossip behind your back and call you a bad parent.
Staying pregnant for a few more weeks is totally worth it.