September 6, 2013
Here I am, with one week to go before going on maternity leave. There are some job-related things I’d like to blog about, but think I’ll wait until after I’m on leave for that.
My near-term goals right now are all baby related. Here are the milestones I hope to reach:
34 weeks (yesterday!): at this point, I can be in the care of my midwife regardless of where I give birth.
34w4d (next Monday) OR 35 weeks (next Thursday): When Evan was born (34w4d according to ultrasound dating, or 35 weeks according to my chart), so we’d have a good idea of what to expect if this one comes at/near the same time.
35w1d (next Friday): my last day of work, and our 5th wedding anniversary
37 weeks (Sept. 26th): full-term, which means I can decide to have a home birth if there are no complications.
Oct. 17: Estimated due date. At this point, we’d start thinking about when to induce.
I desperately want to make it to 37 weeks this time, but baby can come at any time after that date. Ideally, I’m hoping for a late-September or early-October baby. But, who knows, this time baby might decide to totally surprise me and come late!
What is your guess for delivery date?