Mom, just about ready for pregnancy to be over
A week ago Mom was having contractions and felt that delivery was imminent; we had notified friends and family to, "standby" for the expected news. Over the course of a day or two we did a mad rush to ready ourselves and the house to welcome the new addition (the essentials... names, car seat, bedding, diapers, outfits, etc).
Seven days later Chickapea is still nestled snugly inside of Mom, sitting very low (so low, in fact, that s/he gets in the way of Mom's thighs when she walks up the stairs) over a cervix that is over 2 cm dilated. Now friends and family are pinging us, wondering what is causing the delay. Last week they had put forward guesses on which day Chickapea would arrive; now every single one of those days have passed.
Mom's surmised delivery date has passed too, and she's ruing the increasing discomfort. The last few months of pregnancy are anything but glamorous for expecting mothers; that said, I'm quite proud of how well Mom has carried herself, and Chickapea, through a much tougher pregnancy than Ronan's.
So, any new bets? The official due date is April 10th- you can see for yourself what kind of shape Mom is in at the moment.