40 WEEKS — AND HE IS OFFICIALLY LATE

40 Weeks – August 5th, 2011 (due date)

Yesterday was the “official” due date, and it has come and gone rather uneventfully. I’m not particularly worried, since I know that most first babies are late and that the midwives won’t pressure us to induce until 42 weeks. We still have time.

I get the occasional sensation of the baby’s head pressing down on my cervix, but it’s sporadic and usually short-lived. The Braxton-Hicks contractions have certainly increased in intensity, but I definitely wouldn’t classify any of them as “legitimate” contractions yet. Yesterday, while shopping at Wal-Mart (I know…), I thought I might have felt a slight trickle of amniotic fluid, and I chuckled at the sheer trashiness of the idea of my water breaking at Wal-Mart.

The baby still moves around in his increasingly confined quarters, and J can still hear his heartbeat through my belly, so basically, everything’s fine and we just keep on keeping on.

We’re trying to fill our days with interesting plans and events, rather than sitting around the house just waiting for something to happen, but it sure is difficult when all of our plans come with the caveat, “as long as we’re not having a baby.” This evening — as long as we’re not having a baby — we’ll be going to a cocktail party aboard the Chilean Navy’s Training Ship Esmeralda, who is docked in North Vancouver this weekend. What a gorgeous ship!

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia “Esmeralda (BE-43)”

Hopefully we’ll have some exciting news to report in the coming days…

4 responses to “40 WEEKS — AND HE IS OFFICIALLY LATE

  1. I’ve been thinking of you today and wondering if your little one had made his appearance yet! I love that you are getting out and doing fun stuff instead of just sitting and waiting. Have fun tonight! Can’t wait to hear your good news.

  2. “Clean up on aisle 8”. LOL! Glad you didn’t have a Walmart baby. Tiffany’s is much better. Wishing you and your new family all the joy that comes with motherhood.

    • Hahaha… though I don’t think having my water break at Tiffany’s would be any less awkward! At least at Wal-Mart they’d have a mop and bucket handy 😛

      We were kind of hoping for him to be born on the ship so he could get Chilean citizenship 😉

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