Thursday, July 19, 2012

37 Weeks: Full Term

Singapore, 2011

Today I am looking rather like a round-bellied Buddha, not this slim line guy. You will just have to use your imagination for a day or so while the dust settles at home. But I am 37 weeks today, and officially full term.

We had a meeting with our doula last night and we both have ner number in our phones, ready to go. I don't really anticipate an early arrival, but who is to know with these things? My Brooklyn Summer Moms group account has been overflowing with birth stories. Like me, many of these women are first timers, and the variety of the birth stories is astonishing. 6 hour, baby's-almost-born-in-the-cab-at-38 weeks stories, scheduled C-section stories, mamas mainlining Evening Primrose oil at 41 weeks and 5 days stories. For every truism I hear about first babies coming late, there's a woman with plenty of evidence to the contrary.

My doula did mention that there is a certain mind body connection. Meaning if I need more time, emotionally speaking (which I do), I might just get it. Then again I may not.

What I am certain of is that I am excited to meet this little man soon.

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