I’m nearly 36 weeks into my third pregnancy, and the comments I get are interesting at times. I seems people expect me to be miserable and ready for the baby to be born, but I’m not. Don’t get me wrong – I understand feeling that way, as I was miserable with Charlotte (even subclinical hyperemesis gravidarum is miserable), though I still didn’t want her to be born early.
But surely I’m not the only pregnant woman who isn’t miserable or ready to have the baby a full month before the due date?! I enjoy the baby kicks, though I sometimes ask baby to move a little. Sure, I could do without the indigestion, heartburn, and inability to sleep, but I feel pretty good overall. I know the baby needs more time, and, honestly, I need more time to get organized! I’m excited to get to meet the baby I feel I already know in many ways, but I’m content to wait a bit longer. So please, random people I meet, don’t assume I’m miserable, need pity, or wish to give birth early. I promise I’m fine with waiting.