One month to go until our lives change!
Only one month to go now…and that’s only if we are statistical improbabilities and our baby decides to turn up on her actual due date.
Before I became pregnant I had though that your due date was pretty accurate and that most babies would turn up within around a week before or after that date. It turns out that it’s lightly more complicated than that, but a straightforward pregnancy will see just over half of babies arriving within a week of either side of their due date and around 90% within 2-3 weeks either side of the date. In fact, only just over 4% are born on their actual due date!
There are plenty of other things that I hadn’t realised before I became pregnant and I am in complete awe of some of the things people around me have been through in their journey to starting a family.
With time quickly ticking away and what feels like a never-ending to-do list to get through, I am swinging between feeling worried that I will be able to get everything done and excitement to finally meet this new human who will, undoubtedly, turn our lives upside down.
Being somebody who likes to plan, the uncertainty of when exactly Jellybean will turn up has me a bit antsy, especially as I feel like there are so many loose ends that I want to tie up at work before going on maternity leave. Yet, I know that whatever happens, we will just have to get on with it and do the best we can at every step of the way!
How would you or have you dealt with a life-changing event like this?
Any tips for a nervous mum-to-be?
Thanks for reading!