Today is my cousins due date. And man, I feel for her. Being 40 weeks pregnant is no joke! She is pregnant with her first baby and I can only imagine how she is feeling. It made me reflect back when I was pregnant with Ella. I had big expectations for my due date. I was convinced I’d go into labor and have her on my due date. You go your whole pregnancy with one date in mind. It was like this shining beacon. “If only I can make it to May 2nd!” “May 2nd is only 2 weeks away!” “Yay! My due date is tomorrow!!” Well let me tell you.. my due date came…. and went. I did all the things: walking, red leaf raspberry tea, sex, bouncing on the ball, ate a TON of pineapple, I even ate the “big mama” burrito at our local Mexican joint. And alas, Ella was not born on her due date.
“Are you still pregnant? When are you going to have the baby?”
I remember getting so many texts and phone calls from my family and friends for the week leading up to my due date and the days following. “Are you still pregnant?” “Did you have that baby yet?” “When are you gonna have that baby?!!” I know people were just excited, but come on! It was maddening! I felt like yelling “NO! I’m going to be pregnant FOREVER!” And If I heard “The baby will come when she’s ready” I was going to lose it. I wanted to meet my little girl more than anyone. I was done being pregnant.
I found a couple of memes when I was pregnant that still crack me up. If you’re nearing the last few days of your pregnancy or maybe you’re past your due date, I hope you can find some humor here and maybe try to shrug off all the “well wishers” who are truly just excited to meet your lovely little baby.
By the way, I had Ella 4 days after her due date. Four LONG days! I know a lot of mamas go 10-14 days past their due dates, so I totally get that four days isn’t long. But it is.
How many days past your due date did you deliver? Leave a comment down below!