Sometimes I wonder if the Spawn is aware that the ultrasound tech said my due date is March 19th.
I ask, because I think the Spawn dropped today. About half way through Danish class.
Last night Spawn was all up in my business, kicking my stomach, shoving my uterus into my lungs and causing me to wake gasping for air. I had a completely random dream in which I went into labor and gave birth. On March 23rd.
God I don't want to wait until March 23rd. Even February 23rd sounds far away!
So anyway, there I am in Danish class and the Spawn is kicking and wriggling and suddenly I cannot sit comfortably. I had this total flashback to when I wore short sexy little skirts (don't worry Mom, it didn't last very long and I was over 18) and it was so very important to keep your knees together when sitting down. Because at that moment, "knees together" was not going to happen my friends. I was trying my best to keep each leg as far away from my belly as possible. And it was getting harder and harder to do. Having my legs at the 90 degrees angle needed to sit in a chair was practically impossible. I leaned back as far as I could but it just seemed that my belly had dropped down between my legs. Forget worrying about the baby falling out (as some women describe it), I was worried my belly was going to end up falling out of my pelvis and hanging down by my knees. HOW CAN YOU BIRTH A BABY THAT ISN'T IN YOUR PELVIS???
Now, having the Spawn drop, I was kinda hoping that I'd be able to breathe again. This hasn't really been the case so far. What has happened is that I seem to be getting kicked in new places, which is kinda nice, because maybe the bruises will heal. (I swear I have uterine bruises, y'all. You can't see them, but DAMN I have little spots that HURT!) But I still have the problem - how am I going to sit
- at the dining table?
- at my desk?
- on the toilet?
And how much longer does this mean I have to go? pleasedon'tsaysixweekspleasedon'tsaysixweeks Because supposedly I have six weeks to go. Unless... we go by my original reckoning... which would make my due date March 10th... and that would be only a little over four weeks and that has GOT to be better than SIX. And then if Spawn decides to come early, it's not too shockingly early... I mean, if Spawn came next week, then I'd only be three weeks early!
I think I might just start working on some of the methods suggested to bring about labor. I'm already eating spicy food. Perhaps I'll bring up the other method with the DB tonight over dinner...