Still Pregnant.

I know now why no one ever wants to go past their due date.  It’s not the weight gain, the heartburn, the baby sitting on your bladder, or any of those other typical pregnancy symptoms.

It’s everyone else…calling and looking at you saying, “You’re still pregnant?”

I know everyone means well, but it’s seriously driving me insane.  Chris too, but obviously to a lesser extent.  Every day he goes into work people ask him if the baby’s here.  I could see over a weekend because it is two days, but this happens EVERY DAY.  It’s like, “No, Jess is in the hospital right now having the baby and I decided to come to work.”  Like that would ever happen.  Clearly if he’s at work, there’s no baby yet.

Both of us are avoiding calling anyone because we don’t want them to think the baby’s coming/here.  I’m afraid to even call my mom at anything but our usual time because she’ll freak out.

I’m still working (I always planned on working until delivery day) and sometimes there it’s even worse.  I’ll walk by someone and get the comment, “You’re still here??”  Well obviously, I’m standing in front of you and obviously still pregnant, but no, I’m not still here.  People also seem to not want to let me do anything – the other day someone would let me lift something relatively light – I think it was a ream of paper.  It made me want to scream.  I’m just pregnant.  Something that light clearly isn’t go to overburden me, and if it would, I would ask for help.  I’ve now made my last day of work this coming Wednesday the 19th.  I’m glad to finally have a start date for maternity leave, even if the baby’s not here yet.

Maybe I’m just getting cranky, but all these people are seriously driving me crazy!  I’m only 4 days overdue.  Physically, I feel like I have the last few months of pregnancy, just uncomfortable and slow, but mostly fairly normal.  I still haven’t had any signs of labor, and my gut tells me we’ll still be waiting at the end of the week and end up being induced.  My daughter must have gotten the stubbornness rampant on my dad’s side of the family…or the lateness rampant on my mom’s (my mom and I can’t ever seem to be on time to anything).

So, I’m still pregnant.  And getting cranky…but at least not on baby girl’s account.  Nothing left to do but wait.

Any guesses on when baby girl will finally make her debut?

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5 Responses

  1. OMG totally agree! And can feel your pain 🙁 Matt and I had mentally prepared to go late and would’ve been fine – in a bubble. Everyone else makes it so much worse. Matt’s birthday was FIVE days BEFORE due date and that started the FB onslaught of “baby time?” Its ridiculous!

  2. One of my friends was told by several doctors that she should expect to not make her due date and deliver even weeks early. She was over a week late, and she was pissed each day that she didn’t go into labor.

  3. Gosh, that is SO irritating when people just ask why you haven’t had the baby. The baby will come when the baby comes! I worked all the way up to when I went into labor (my water had broken and I still went to work)! LOL. My guess is you have the baby today so she and Kennedy have the same birthday! 🙂 🙂

  4. ugh! I bet that’s super annoying to hear it all the time! Yay for having an end date even if she comes earlier 🙂 Look forward to seeing pictures whenever she does make her entrance!! If you’re not feeling anything now, it probably will be induction time however things can change pretty quickly too! good luck!

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