Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Down to single digits...

You knew I was going to point that out, right?

Well, a few months ago, I worked out that if all my births were going to work out to an "average" of 40 weeks gestations, then I'd need to have this baby today... Erik was born, thanks to an induction, at 42 weeks even, then Luey was induced(by ARM only) at 40 weeks and 4 days. Bryn arrived under his own steam at 41 weeks and 5 days, and so to bring me back to 40 weeks this one would have to be born at 38 weeks and 4 days...

I highly doubt today will be the day, rofl, but I'm open to it, if it were to happen...

Keeping in mind that my longest labour - Erik's properly induced one - took 8 hours, I could quite easily fit birthing a baby into today.

It dawned on my last night, that my hospital records for Bryn's birth might actually state that Bryn's labour was 2.5 hours long, as a lot of hospitals seem to have the habit of counting labour from when you walk through their doors, rather than when you state you went into labour. I went into labour at 1am, but didn't get to the hospital (which is 2 minutes away) until 2am, and then he was born at 4.33am... Then again, I was definitely in established labour when I got there, so maybe they did take me on my word. I should really think about getting my records, LOL.

Am planning on going to the Baby Expo here in Melbourne on Friday week (my estimated due date), if I haven't had this baby by then. The way I'm looking at it, I've had a lot of prelabour this time, at least one contraction an hour for the past 5 days or so, but things maybe still not have happened in 9 days times (these things can take a while, I've seen it happen many times), and so, it's always a good idea to have something to look forward to.

Despite all the formula advertising and baby detachment devices promoting that goes on at these Expos, I love going to them and seeing what's going on our there in "Baby World". Last year I picked up one of those ingenius Tommee Tippee night time nursing pillows, that supports the newborn's back while you feed them in bed, lying down. It has it's own night light with timer, so mum can see to attach, and honestly I don't know why I never see this thing advertised anywhere, because it would make nighttime feeding of a newborn so much easier for many new mums! I can't wait to use mine! (note, I bought mine before I was even pregnant, rofl)

Anyway, enough rambling, things to do, things to do...

1 comment:

Rachael said...

Oooh Alex is going to be spewing I read your blog today! LOL I wanted to go to the expo, but had forgotten all about it til now. Might see you there on Friday ;)

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