The other night I told my husband that I don’t think this baby is going to wait until her delivery date to come out. Why do I think that? I have no idea. Maybe it’s because I’m swamped with projects I need to get done and I know that if she comes out early, they’ll be on indefinite hiatus. Maybe it’s because I’m meeting up with the fine folks at the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition the night before my delivery is scheduled and I would beÂ devastatedÂ if I had to miss out on that because of something lame like having a baby.
Or maybe it’s because my contractions are more painful than they were when I was preggo with Moose. Maybe it’s because my lower abdomen is tight all the time.
Maybe it’s because I’m too uncomfortable to sleep and just want three days in the hospital without a toddler bothering me. And maybe I think that I will get sleep in the hospital. Maybe I think I might get work done in the hospital.
Or maybe it’s something else; something I’m not consciously aware of but that I associate with giving birth.
Or maybe I’m psychic.
Or maybe I’m just wrong.
Or maybe my gut is getting messed with by an evil baby.
Do you trust your gut? Do you ever listen to your intuition? Â Is listening to your gut a good idea? Does that vary from person to person? What does your crystal ball say about when my baby is going to be born? And holy hell, am I ever going to get a good night’s sleep again?
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