He's locked and loaded.
"Engaged", they say.
His heartbeat is strong, his body well developed, and he's 3.4kg with a few weeks to go. I'm feeling things I haven't felt before, in places I haven't felt before. I'm slowing down. Waddling. Finding it hard to bend down, to roll over, to get up. Feeling like showtime is just around the corner.
My obstetrician thinks he's going to come early, but I could be clock watching in 4 weeks with no showtime to speak of. Who knows when this little one will come along.
When you're good and ready, baby. When you're good and ready.
We had the 'birth plan' discussion with the doctor today and she is fully on board with our Calmbirth approach, which I was very happy to hear. I've been doing my relaxation and meditation exercises almost daily. Visualising exactly how we want it to happen; preparing for how we're going to react when I first realise I'm in labour, how we'll progress, how and when we'll head to the hospital, dealing with the contractions, the pushing, and that first sight of our little baby coming into the world.
We sat down and had a serious discussion with the baby the other day. All three of us agreed that if he gets the show going about 6am and together, we can close the show by midday, then we'll be one happy little bunch, ready to tackle life and whatever it has to throw at us, as a family. Great. Thanks. Perfect, little one. That'd be great.
I also threw in a cheeky request to keep the pain to a minimum and to work that bendy head concept so as to preserve my nether regions. Ha!
Perhaps. But it's worth a try, don't you think?