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Claire

January 2011

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Claire

So my due date is today and I haven't gone into labor yet (and yes I know only 20% of babies are born on their due date), but we're supposed to get 10 to 14 inches of snow tomorrow. My doctor won't induce me yet because she's on the small side.

Apparently I'm overreacting! But I've lived in New York long enough to know that people here can't drive in the snow. And I REALLY don't want to give birth in traffic. Or at home. Or anywhere else that doesn't have pain meds and lots of doctors around if something goes wrong (that's why I've been on maternity leave for a week). I guess in this country you can choose to have a baby, you just can't choose when to have it. So much for reproductive freedom.

Zoe has also recently figured out how to kick me in the ribs and poke my bladder at the same time. It's wonderful. I can't sleep and I'm too uncomfortable to do much of anything.

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If you're really that worried, you could stay closer to the hospital you've chosen? Or have someone who knows what they're doing come stay with you?

You might find you'll be incredibly late anyway, considering she's small and the doctor won't even induce. Good luck!
I hadn't thought of trying to get closer to the hospital, but it's a little late now. Probably that whole baby brain thing.

I don't know if I want to be incredibly, but I would like if she waited until some of the snow was gone.

Ahh, the baby brain. You'll be so relieved when you get your own brain back, believe me.

You might not be too late, I don't know much about the snow though. That seems to have a mind of its own.
Having my own brain and body back will be very nice.

The snow is out of control. I just hope that she at least wait until it stops. It normally doesn't take them too long to clear off the sidewalks.
Not long at all, and if push comes to shove, you could have Ted making a path for you. *teasing*

I think you'll do fine. You're obviously prepared. Let me know when you have her, and I'll come visit you when you're ready to have visitors.
You popped yet?
No, but they did say that'll induce if I haven't had her by Tuesday.