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How Long Can I Hold On?

Is baby coming soon...?

Okay, I’m only now at 36 weeks, 4 days.  Early.  Very early.  But my babies are always early.  Bekah, by my LMP, was 39w3d.  Daniel was 38w4d, almost a full week earlier.  Yet, they were both definitely ready!  I know when Daniel was born, they found calcified areas on his placenta, as if he’d been late.  It seems I just don’t carry babies that long!

My home visit was last night.  I’ve been wondering for the last few weeks if I would actually go early (contrary to my thoughts/hopes to go late earlier in my pregnancy), because somehow I felt about 4 weeks further along than I was.  There were many…signs that things might be happening soon.

And then last night, my midwife said…

“You really should get the last of your supplies together.  You have a history of going early…you might have a baby by the end of the week.”  I think her instincts are telling her this is happening soon.  She knows me, she delivered my son.

I’m wondering the same thing, though.  I was crazy getting stuff done Sat – Mon, and I woke up crying for no reason Sunday.  Today finds me incredibly sore, my legs, hips, and low back hurt and I feel very “out of it.”

Experience tells me I don’t have too long left.  I’m worried about having my baby at or just past 37 weeks, but I guess I shouldn’t since my other two were early and ready.  It seems to be  normal for me not to carry babies that long.  Everyone around me is pretty sure we are looking at a matter of days here before baby arrives.

Which means that any last-minute things that really have to be done, need to get done now.  I’ll need to modify my list though because I just don’t have the energy that I did last week!

It’s also interesting because my daughter seems to strongly pick up on my feelings and doesn’t want to leave my side.  She claims she’s feeling the same way I do and tells me the baby needs to come out now.  My son, however, is oblivious and happy.

It remains to be seen…how long can I hold on?

How did you feel in the last days or weeks before your baby or babies arrived?

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