5 Things You Do When You’re Overdue!

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.

5 Things You Do When You're Overdue! Love from Mim

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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5 Things You Do when you're overdue! Love from Mim

What about you?  What did you do when you were overdue?

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  1. Hannah mum's days
    / 10:57 pm

    Haha! Best undies? Labour-ready make? I have so much to learn…I’ll be coming back to you if I ever go for number 2 for the exact details ;) Great post and thanks for linking up to #TheList xxx

    • / 8:49 pm

      Ha ha thanks lovely! :) x

  2. Mica
    / 1:49 pm

    Hope baby doesn’t keep you waiting too long!

    I was a few days overdue with my first and yep every phone call – sometimes multiple times a day from the same people just asking if I’d had the baby yet, haha.

    It was funny as the day I went into labour I couldn’t even answer the phone – so chances are as I was answering the phone, there was no baby yet!

    Got a good giggle from this list. Hope you’re still managing to see the funny side of things! :)

  3. / 7:03 pm

    Bless you, I feel your pain. I was overdue by 13 days with Sam, it’s rubbish isn’t it?! Hopefully baby will make an appearance soon xx

    • / 5:57 am

      Hurray, he did! :)

  4. Louise
    / 2:25 pm

    Oh I can relate to this. My first baby was two weeks early and my second four days late – and those last couple of weeks felt so long, especially as I kept getting lots of niggles each night which made me constantly think “maybe this is it!” Hope your little one arrives very soon and doesn’t keep you waiting for too much longer x

    • / 5:57 am

      Thank you! He finally arrived! :)

  5. Madeline @ This Glorious Life
    / 1:29 pm

    Oh man the first one made me laugh out loud! My second was born a week past her due date so I remember how you’re feeling! I did google ‘early labour signs’ a lot in that week, and also spent a lot of time reading about sweeps and inductions because I really didn’t want either! Luckily she came of her own accord before that became an issue. Hope your baby makes an appearance soon! x

    • / 5:56 am

      Mine finally did the same so no induction hurray! :)

  6. Mumma McD
    / 12:57 pm

    Oh Mim it CAN’T be long now!! I was like you and had my first at 37 weeks – number 2 arrived at 38+4 after lots of ball bouncing, gutter walking and acupressure.
    Hope bubba let’s you put your face on before it all goes down ;)

    • / 5:55 am

      Yay he finally arrived! :)

  7. Claire @ life love and dirty dishes
    / 12:26 pm

    This is brilliant. I did all of these with both pregnancies (10 days over and 7 days over).

    Hope you don’t have to wait too long.

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