Have you ever signed up for those emails on baby websites so that they can remind you every week how far along you are and tell you what’s going on with your baby this week? Mostly, I find them annoying and somewhat inaccurate (“Congratulations, you’re 13 weeks. Your morning sickness should be all but gone by now and you’ll soon have a surge of energy!”) but I like to be reminded of how big the baby is and where it should be developmentally.
Today, though, it was just annoying, reminding me that I could have had the baby already! And it’s as big as a pumpkin! But a small one! And average babies are only 7 1/2 pounds!
They also included the very useful information that 15% of all babies are born on Wednesday. Two problems with this information: 1) it’s only slightly higher than average and 2) I’ve never had a baby on a Wednesday.
And apparently you are least likely to have a baby on the weekend (but that’s not skewed because of inductions and planned c-sections, right?) (since I’ve had 50% of my babies on the weekend.) (Do I sound cynical?)
Just to review:
First baby on due date (some warning, but didn’t recognize it as such)
Second baby a day early (with no warning)
Third baby, the morning after due date. (lots of lead-up time)
You can see how this set me up for the disaster of going three days past when I thought I should have had the fourth baby.
So, not this time. I’ve already imagined myself pregnant on Friday and I’m cool with it. Maybe even Saturday. Who knows? You hear that, baby? I’m fine, you do whatever you want. (Daddy wants you to come today though.)
Except for next week. I need you to come this week.
It is birth week after all.