Tuesday, August 02, 2005

No head for dates

It turns out that all these months I've been remembering the wrong date as my due date. I'm actually due on the 5th, which is this Friday (not the 7th - Sunday).

Perhaps that's why today, it feels as though Baby is using my bladder as a trampoline.

Any day now I will be able to once more sleep without the body pillow. It's not that I don't like using it, it's just that every time I turn over onto my left side I inadvertantly poke the boy in the bum with it.


EB said...

What about bookings to do with the birth date such as hospital, labour equipment?

boudica of suburbia said...

Ooh good luck sweetheart! Fingers crossed and all that.

I don't want to rain on your parade but Im not entirely sure you'll be able to get that sleep you're talking about any time soon, midnight feeds and all that.

Although Im no baby-mama, I'm told that a breast pump is the best solution although slightly minging. Then the boy can fix the milk in a bottle while you kip.

Actually while we're on the subject, have you thought about getting a Doula? They're these women who come and help out for the first few months, they teach you how to do everything and look after your baby while you get some sleep... I think they cook meals too. I know you can get them in the UK (www.nuturingbirth.co.uk) but not sure about elsewhere.

God im such an interfering bitch lol



Juliabohemian said...

due dates mean nothing. the baby comes when it feels good and ready

Violet said...

eb: I know nothing about bookings. I thought my midwife would sort all that out...Is there something they didn't tell me in antenatal class?

chilled_v: I've read about doulas, but only in Australian publications. They don't get a mention in any of the NZ information - maybe we don't have 'em over here. But we do get free visits from specialist nurses for the first few months though. You can interfere all you like, since you aren't likely to come over and be here in person ;-)

juliabohemian: yeah I know, but somehow having an earlier due date makes me feel Baby will be ready sooner than I thought.

EB said...

Yes the midwife would be responsible for booking anything you and she agreed on in the pregnancy plan whether that be home birth in a barrel of water, using a tens machine to relieve pain and so on.

boudica of suburbia said...


Violet said...

eb: Stuff the TENS machine, if it starts to hurt real bad, I'm going straight for the epidural.