Every website I read, women say “you just know” when labour is about to start. Well… nothing is happening. My body feels tired, moving and turning around is getting harder and my insides are hurting more frequently from her pushing things around. But no signs of labour. No contractions, no water breaking, no loss of mucus plug… The thought that this could go on for another two weeks is really starting to play on my mind. I want to go to the Swedish Christmas market in Rotterdam next weekend. I want mulled wine. I want to eat the paté that I bought.
Need to keep repeating certain mantras to myself, not unlike marathon running. One day/kilometre at the time. Every day/step is closer to the baby/finish line. Breaking things down into manageable chunks works too, I mean, one day is doable, I’ve done one day before… But daym this is getting exhausting, and I haven’t actually gone over (yet!).
Anyhow, odds… which are most likely a bunch of lies to distract pregnant women anyway:
- Odds of going into labour today: 5.22%
- In the next three days: 16.15%
- By this time next week: 39.54%
Only just under 40% chance by this time next week?!?! WTF, that’s not even half!!