I never expected to be overdue – my first baby was 3 weeks early. Of course I expected the next one to be about the same. I hadn’t considered the things you do when you’re overdue.
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How wrong I was! I’m currently 6 days overdue although it feels like 3 weeks and 6 days at least.
That’s the big problem with having your first baby so early – that feeling of impatience, anxiety and sometimes annoyance starts so much earlier than when you are actually overdue.
5 Things You Do When You’re Overdue!
Every morning I wake up thinking “Is today The Day?”
Every night I got to bed thinking “Is tonight The Night?”
And nothing happens. It’s groundhog day every day.
Here’s what to do when you’re overdue:
1. Answer every phone call with “I haven’t had it yet”.
Every phone call. It’s the first thing I say.
I’m not being harassed…yet…but it’s best to just get it out there, up front.
As if I wouldn’t have told my Husband, Mum, Dad, Aunty, Best Friend, Supermarket, Financial Adviser if I’d had the baby already!
2. Apply your ‘Labour-Ready Make Up’ every day…just in case.
Yes, I’m a bit vain and I want to try at least to look good during labour.
So every morning I’m carefully applying my Estee Lauder double wear (that will last labour, right?) and blusher in the hope that the big event will kick off and I won’t be caught unaware. Unless it’s a middle-of-the-night labour – in which case, I’m stuffed as the slap will be off.
3. Wear your best underwear.
Because if I have to make a sudden appearance at a hospital or in front of a midwife, I’d like to look reasonably presentable and ladylike. Reasonably.
4. Crank up your Google Search Addiction levels more than you every thought possible.
I love Google, love it – it literally has an answer for every possible. A BILLION answers in fact – at the touch of your finger tips.
So I’m googling everything. All day, every day. And night. Just some of my recent browsing history entries:
* pregnant overdue
* acupressure to induce labour
* clary sage oil in pregnancy
* kate middleton baby
* baby names
* royal baby news
* early signs of labour
I admit to having googled the last one every day, multiple times a day for the last month at least!
5. Eat your ‘last meal’ at every meal.
Like many ladies, I’m planning on dieting at some point after the baby. So right now, I’m making the most of the last few days of being pregnant by eating those things I really probably shouldn’t. Ok, I’m talking about chocolate.
Except I’ve been doing it for the last month at least. Not good, I’ll regret this afterwards I’m sure.
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What about you? What did you do when you were overdue?