Okay, I admit it. I made a big mistake. I presumed that since both my previous boys had been born in the 38th week of pregnancy, that the third would be as well.
I am now almost 40 weeks (full term) and the baby still hasn’t arrived!
I have never been THIS pregnant. And it hurts. Literally.
I am getting tighter and heavier by the day. It takes a phenomenal amount of effort to bend down to pick something up. Or to get up from a chair. Or god help me, get up from off the floor!
My butt hurts when I sit. My feet hurt when I stand. My back hurts when I walk.
My baby is kicking me in the lungs and in the stomach. I have nerve tingling sensations in my legs from his head pressing against my spine. Every time he moves, my tummy feels like a balloon being stretched to its limit.
When I go to sleep at night, the pressure of the baby on my organs make it really hard for me to breathe.
My belly button, which is usually a nice deep “inny”, is pushed out so far that it sticks out of my clothes, like an huge, rude nipple. I have to go to the toilet every 15 minutes because there is no room for my bladder to expand.
My entire family are carrying around mobile phones, waiting for me to ring and say one word – LABOUR! – so they can spring into action.
But it’s not happening. Day after day, I am still very pregnant.
I think worst of all… my biggest mistake is, telling everyone that I was expecting the baby in the 38th week.
Everyone (and I mean EVERYONE) I meet, says, “You’re still pregnant?” or “Any news yet?”
It’s driving me crazy!
Where is this baby!?
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