Monday, August 01, 2005

No news is no news

I have a feeling Baby's going to be a latecomer, because so far none of the pre-labour signs have even hinted at appearing - no "show" (of the mucous plug that is, I won't go into details), no leaking (from the boobs), no Braxton Hicks contractions and no bumping of Baby's head against my pelvis. Baby seems quite happy to stay snug and cosy in the womb, doing extra agile somersaults when I have the television volume up too high. (I fear that the Buffy theme music is deeply embedded in Baby's brain by now.)

Every day my mum rings up to ask me whether I've gone out or not. For some reason, she's worried that I mustn't stray too far from home in case I go into labour and am not conveniently close to a telephone (although I have a mobile). As always, I do what she says but only when it suits me - I'll go out for walks despite her worries, because I could do with the fresh air and exercise, but I will probably follow her advice about staying at home and not doing any housework for a month after the birth.

I know I've had about nine months to psych myself up for this, but I still have those moments when I can't believe I'm soon to become a mother.

7 comments:

onscreen said...

Don't walk too far from home/the car, else you might end up like my wife who went into labour at Foodtown.... took her a while to make it back to the car as she had to keep stopping every so often and lean on the trolly as she keept having contraptions..... you probably didn't need to hear this though.... ;-)

mlwhitt said...

When is the baby due? Our baby is due in September. My wife has felt some minor hicks contractions, but nothing major yet.

Make Tea Not War said...

My little girl was late. The days after the due date had passed were the worst. I was so, so tired of being pregnant and ready to get it over with.

But it really won't be long now...

Desiree said...

At least you're not too far from hospital - quick sprint down the hill and you'll be hokay, riiiight?!?!

Violet said...

onscreen: that's useful knowledge, that is. Only I thought that the early contraptions (sic) wouldn't be so bad as to stop me from getting home easily. It's food for thought.

mlwhitt: I'm due on Sunday actually.

mtnw: And the worst thing is, I'm on my last Buffy episode already. I'll have to start again with the Season One DVD after this morning.

desiree: quick sprint? What's that?

glomgold said...

Ok. So no news. Is this kind of like the calm before the storm?

Rainypete said...

Quick sprint?! I have to assume desiree has not experience the glory of a mobile (well sort of) full term pregnant lady!!

As for walking, our doc said that was a sure fire way to start the little critter down the right path so to speak! Something about gravity and the swaying and all that fun stuff.

Hang in there, it'll all be over before you realize you're a parent.