Sing it with me now..
Singing Do-wah-diddy diddy-dum diddy-do
And then her water broke.
No not me. But I keep wondering, every day, when will it happen. And, will it even happen? I know some of my friends had water break at home, some not until they were at the hospital. But I wonder if I’ll be like Charlotte – out to lunch with an armload of shopping bags, and see my best friend’s ex and get mad and have my water break! Although honestly, I won’t really be seeing anyone’s exes because I don’t even know if I know any exes of my friends!
I find my mind wandering off, thinking of all the hypothetical possibilities of where I will start feeling the first stirrings of labor. I’m pretty sure it’s going to be so boring, it won’t even be worth sharing with Baby A. I’ll probably just wake up and realize it’s time! But story telling is so much more entertaining when it’s embarrassing, or unexpected! Wouldn’t it be fun to have your water break at your favorite restaurant? You could always go back to that place and reminisce. Or what about at the grocery store, and then tell your daughter how horrified you were when someone came on the loud speaker CLEAN UP IN PRODUCE.
Or what if it’s more my style – and I am at home, crystalling a cake topper for a bride, and have it break at my desk. Which would be awesome because I’m in the need of a new chair. My cat, Butters, has eaten the entire front part of the fabric (and inside foam) and it’s a bit haggard looking.
So if you’re pregnant now, do you find yourself daydreaming about all the whatifs on when labor will start? And for my mommy friends out there -did you do this when you were pregnant? I’m 33 weeks. I don’t feel like anything will be going on anytime soon. But I know it will, eventually!