Ghosts of due date past

The last time my due date came and went I didn’t know what to expect. All I know I was large and nervous as all hell about childbirth.

This time, as my due date (yesterday) came and went, I was a little more relaxed. I shopped around Nordstrom’s half-yearly sale (being 9 months pregnant is a great way to save money), and ate lunch at Fred’s at Barney’s with my mom. Sure, I was reading into every ache and pain, wondering if labor was imminent, but made it through the day nary a baby in sight.

Last time around, they made me wait ten, excruciatingly long days past my due date to have my son.

This time around, I was able to pick my induction date (late tonight/ early tomorrow.) There’s nothing quite stranger than having an appointment time to have a baby. But I’m a planner and this organized way of childbirth (as much as I can control the situation) suits me just fine.

Last time around I was wary of epidurals, coedeine, tylenol (hospital strength) and various creams.

This time around I say bring all the meds on. I don’t need to be a hero.

Last time I brought cute lounging clothes to wear at the hospital.

This time, I packed all black. And one cute lululemon sweatshirt to wear home and for photos.

Last time I told anyone who’s anyone to come visit me in the hospital.

This time, with H1N1 on the prowl, even my son may not be able to visit.

Both times, however, I’m equally excited.

Comments

  1. So happy for you Sara! Congratulations and will be thinking of you tomorrow.

  2. Good Luck! You’ve got people thinking positively for you at Edelman- may you have a baby/birth as efficient as you are!

  3. Yeah! Baby time! I will be waiting to hear the good news.

  4. Congratulations!! Yay!

  5. Congratulations and good luck Sara! The 2nd time around is very different. Much more low-key and you feel more empowered to say things like “I need to rest” or “No, now is not a great time for you to come and visit.” All the best. And definitely a good move with the drugs :)

  6. yea!!! keep us posted!

  7. Woo-hoo! I’ll be thinking of you tomorrow.

  8. sara! this is sissy’s cousin, ericka – just wanted to wish you luck… it sounds like this little one will share my son’s birthday, 11/6 (2008 – tomorrow he turns 1). hope everything goes smoothly!

  9. Sara, congrats!!!

    Steph

  10. Our stories are strikingly similar! My daughter was born 10 days late and came by emergency c-section after my planned home birth did not work out (three days of labor)! I scheduled the c-section for baby #2 on his due date–I learned the hard way to love the drugs and the doctors!! It was so strange walking into the hospital all calm, like “Okay, let’s get this baby out!” Wishing you lots of sleep! Congratulations!

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