I’m still here, still enormously pregnant. My due date has come and gone and the baby has not. This mystifies me, mostly because I was assured I would be having an April baby, but also because the last month has been, unquestionably, the longest month of my life. Honestly, how I am only 2 days overdue is a completely mystery to me because it feels like I’m about 2 months overdue. And yet.
I imagined that finishing my clinical and being on maternity leave would be this glorious time of relaxation and rest for a few weeks before the baby arrived, but now that I’ve been on leave for a month and the baby still isn’t here, I’m realizing that this month could’ve been so much more than I’ve made of it. It’s not that I haven’t enjoyed it, but I think I set myself up for the restlessness and disappointment of an overdue baby.
And I’m going to suggest that you learn from me. These are the 8 things I’d do differently if I could re-do my last month of pregnancy:
If there was anything you could do differently in late pregnancy, what would it be?