Well, I was due on the 10th. Here we are 9 days later, and I'm getting rather frustrated. To be fair, the second ultrasound I had said that I could actually be due on the 23rd, but the birth center decided to stick with my original due date. Sooooo, I'm getting antsy. They're getting antsy. Everyone's harassing me to get labor going. It's pretty frustrating since we all know that if it were actually possible for a woman to start labor early, she would! No one likes being pregnant once she gets into the last few weeks.
Interestingly enough, one of the things that is supposed to help with jumpstarting labor is nursing. The slightly annoying part about that is that for whatever reason during this pregnancy (while I've continued doing it), I can't stand having Alexander nursing on me. I've felt terribly guilty about it because I know that it's still providing great benefits for both of us. I have wanted to follow the whole baby-led weaning model since he was born. Then, a few days ago, I read about D-mer (Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex). The article made it clear that that was not MY issue; however, it DID mention that the majority of women who nurse toddlers during their pregnancies find themselves feeling an aversion to it. Most likely it's an evolutionary thing that helps our bodies stay focused on protecting the unborn fetus, but I felt so much better about how I had been feeling for the past several months. Have any of you nursed a toddler while pregnant and found herself incredibly annoyed by the aforementioned toddler wanting to nurse?
This is really not a very well put-together post...I've got to get better at this. I suppose that now that I've graduated (and gotten to walk!! :D ) I'll have more time to get my thoughts together for this blog. Of course, there's a newborn coming in the near future who will probably try to keep me from succeeding in that endeavor. Oh well. Here's to hoping! :)