Posted on June 2nd, 2011
My due date was May 21st. It came and went and with each passing day I felt like a student who had prepared for a big exam and the teacher kept moving the date. All of my reading, preparing. Also, I began to be haunted by thoughts like “what’s wrong with my body that I’m not goin into labor?” I began to think of myself as a damaged woman. Eventually it became clear that I would need to be induced. This felt like the first failure. Tonight we check into the hospital for an induction. Baby is 1 week & 5 days overdue and the midwives are not comfortable waiting any longer.