One month to go until our lives change!

One month to go until our lives change!

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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!

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How would you or have you dealt with a life-changing event like this?

Any tips for a nervous mum-to-be?

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. 2-3 weeks either side? I need to get my parcel packed and on the way! x

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    1. I know! I am hoping that she will not come too early as we still have so much to get done! x

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  2. Our ml home says:

    Just do what you can but don’t put yourself under pressure by setting yourself deadlines and high expectations. Truth be told, we are our own enemies. We build that pressure on our own. I did not enjoy becoming a mum when my eldest daughter was born. But I think that was due to the pressure I was putting on myself with my own expectations and those of others! In that case, I found books about maternity and kids contributed to the phenomenon because I thought everything had to be like they said. And when it didn’t, it made me feel bad. Being a mum is about being yourself and common sense. Take it easy, and above all (unlike me) enjoy it! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for your advice! I know, with my personality types, that I will probably try to do too much and get stressed, but I will try to slow down and enjoy things too. Thank you again!

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  3. S was born a week early by their expected dates, but spot on the right date for what we’d worked out.

    My top piece of advice is to follow your gut. People will tell you you should be doing all kinds of things, but you should do what feels right for you and your baby. And be prepared for things to not go to plan. It’s hard when you’re a planner by nature (I am) but babies rarely play by our expected rules.


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