Hi Mummas & Mummas to be
So this post is just a pure vent & it's going to be a long one!!!
I'm pregnant with our first child & was due last Saturday, the 4th. I'm so over this pregnancy but more for the fact that I am feeling way too much pressure from everyone else to have this baby!! I have my in-laws up who arrived on the 1st & their reasoning - well you're due on the 4th so we'll arrive on the 1st & stay put until you have the baby!! Ah, was there ever a thought in your mind that I may not want that!!! Then they have to leave by the 15th as they have a new home to move into back in Sydney & they have to make sure there back there by the 23rd (as they're driving) - hellooooo, did you ever think that if I went 10 days over, you're not even going to see the baby!! So why didn't you wait until he/she was born to come up!!! And then I'm feeling upset about the fact that my FIL has to have a kidney operation when he gets home & there is a 50% chance he may not pull through (he has all sorts of problems that are not good ) then my MIL is on the verge of being diagnosed with Dimmentia so she may not even remember us when we get to see her again!!
Then there are all the text messages, FB messages & phone calls from friends & family saying ''where is this baby?'', ''haven't you had it yet?'', ''you know that every week you go over the baby puts on 1/2 a kilo - you're going to be huge!'', ''babies that are overdue have jaundice'', ''I want to see this baby!'' - would you all just keep your f***ing mouth shut!!!!!!!! Do you not think that I - the mother - wants to see this baby too & more than anyone wants to know when he/she is going to pressence us with it's grace.
Then (yep, I'm not done yet) my hubby has clients calling pressuring him to finish their job off which is 1.5hour drive away from home, based in the middle of no-where & is a construction where once you start you can't just stop in the middle of it otherwise you ruin the job - concrete & no-one waits for concrete!! He told them in the begining to get their s**t organised in July so he could finish as once this baby was born he was taking 2 weeks off to bond with him/her & be there for me, but noooooo, that is just selfish talk!!!
I even woke up this morning determined to call my hospital & just tell them to book me in today to be induced just so everyone else can be pleased with knowing baby is on it's way - stupid pregnant hormones talking there!!
I'm feeling so much pressure from all of this & my husband is as well. Why can't everyone just understand that babies don't always come on their due date & to let nature take it's course & if babies are overdue - be bloody patient & keep your f***ing mouth shut!!!!!
Thanks for putting up with the swearing & feel free to leave your own stories or leave the sympathy messages too!!