The 41-Week Bumpdate

Well, I certainly never thought I would be typing up a 41-week bumpdate. In fact, if you had thought the lack of activity on the blog was due to me giving birth to the wee one, then sadly it’s just not true. I had thought that my baby would come early and was pretty much convinced that at 37 weeks I would be dashing to the hospital. The past week has been spent doing a lot of walking to try and coax baby out and also partaking in a rather bizarre acupuncture session which involved lighting smoking herbs next to my toes and having needles put into my hands and feet…. to no avail. When you reach 40 weeks of pregnancy you’ll pretty much try anything to encourage the little guy to make an appearance.  Still no sign…. So, I’m challenging Murphy’s Law of Labor – getting stuck into blogging again in the hopes that once you start something that needs your full concentration, labor will surely start – we will see! As you can see, the bump is literally huge now and I don’t think I can possibly get any bigger. I mean, how?! Plus you name it, I’ve tried all the natural inductions there are! All I can do now is

When you reach 40 weeks of pregnancy you’ll pretty much try anything to encourage the little guy to make an appearance.  Still no sign…. So, I’m challenging Murphy’s Law of Labor – getting stuck into blogging again in the hopes that once you start something that needs your full concentration, labor will surely start – we will see! As you can see, the bump is literally huge now and I don’t think I can possibly get any bigger. I mean, how?! Plus you name it, I’ve tried all the natural inductions there are! All I can do now is bounce on the yoga ball, chug raspberry leaf tea and shovel down curries. Who said pregnancy wasn’t glamorous?

baby bump

If you’re reading this and you’ve also passed your ‘guess date’ I feel for you. You see, you can never truly anticipate how strange the feeling is. After all, there are so many reasons why you may not have gone into labor yet. One of the most obvious is that baby simply isn’t ready and great accomplishments do take time after all. Rome wasn’t built in a day and all that.  Still, the endless phone calls and texts from people wondering where baby is doesn’t really help the situation. My advice for mummy’s to be? Tell everyone your due date is 3 weeks after your actual due date. Sure, they’ll freak out when the baby arrives ‘so early‘ but you’ll save yourself the mental struggle that is ‘being late.’ Gosh darn it but anywhere up until 42 weeks is perfectly normal – try telling that to everyone else, though. My little one is just very cosy in there. Baby FL is ready to go (when they choose to come out is another matter) and packing on some extra weight still but until that time, this picture of an adorable elephant is keeping me happy.

elephant

 

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