Um…because staying pregnant means I don’t have to give birth!!
We finished our labor and delivery class this weekend and while I feel much more informed about what will be happening in a few short weeks, that doesn’t mean that I am prepared for it. Words like episiotomy, swelling, bleeding, contraction and transition are scary. Especially when it’s going to happen to you.
So I am probably one of the only pregnant women who would be fine with the baby staying in a few weeks past the due date. Just hang out, baby. Kick back, relax, and enjoy the remainder of your time in utero. Don’t get me wrong, I can’t wait to meet you and see what you look like and see um…whether you’re a boy or a girl, and hold you and kiss you, but those couple hours (try an average of FOURTEEN, PEOPLE!!) before you make your grand entrance will not be pleasant. Not for me, not for you, and not for your daddy. So take your time, keep incubating and maybe someday I’ll buy you a pony if you can make your entrance as painless as possible.