I went in to see my OB today.
I'm about 35 weeks along in this pregnancy.
My due date is Sept 13.
He asked some of the standard questions:
Him: Is the baby moving?
Him: Any contractions?
Me: Not really any I've been concerned about. Maybe a few.
Then he says something like: Well, no need to stop 'em at this point. If you do go into labor, that's fine. I think you'll have this baby before Labor Day anyway. Be ready. I think you'll have the baby in about three weeks.
First of all, my firstborn came on his own but about 10 days late. With our second, I was eight or so days late when I kind of went into labor, stopped being in labor, and then was induced the following morning. And every child after that has made his or her appearance after being coaxed out by an induction.
So I'm thinking: Ha Ha, Doctor! Yeah, right.
After going over our conversation with my husband this evening he pointed out that if I did have the baby in three weeks, I would be within the 2 week span of time surrounding the due date. And really the due date is just a guess. Delivering 2 weeks before the due date or 2 weeks after (although that late sounds awful) is considered "on time".
Well, whatever. I know my doctor doesn't really have inside information on this pregnancy. He doesn't know when this baby will make it's appearance. But there are a few things that trouble me as I think about the short time we have before he or she will join us.
One of them is this:
Where are all these people going to sleep?
Bob and I keep coming up with "solutions" and then I go back to the drawing board because I just can't see how it's going to work.
Another is the name question.
We have two names, sort of. One for a boy. One for a girl. And I'm not wild about either of them. I want to be excited about our baby's name. I need some suggestions, you guys, just to get the juices flowing. I'm tired of the names we have and I want to think about some new ones. So leave your ideas in the comments, please!
And, no, I can't share the names we sort of have. It's just the rule.
I know there are more things that have been on my mind that belong in the "before baby comes" category but I can't think of them right now. I just don't feel very ready and putting all my not ready thoughts down here is maybe helping?
I'll come back and write down a more complete list of things to do when I form one because I think that will help too.