Eagle-eyed readers will know that today is my due date. Babies however, are not like German trains, coming exactly to schedule. In fact, apparently only 3-5% of mothers actually deliver on their due date. In Henci Goer's book, The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth, she says that a 1990 study of a group of healthy, white, first-time mothers showed that on average their pregnancies lasted 8 days longer than their given due date. Unfortunately, I can't find the statistics to back this up, though most antecdotal evidence seems to point at the fact that most first babies are later than the due date. Why they give you this date in the first place then, I don't know. I guess just so you have something exact to tell people when they ask when it's due, rather than just saying "sometime between the beginning and end of December".
I'm not impatient at all, I wasn't expecting things to happen today anyways. By the weekend I might having a bit more let's-get-this-show-on-the-road feeling. We'll see. So in the meantime, no need to call or email anxiously.
P.S. I've updated to Blogger Beta, which puts subject labels on the posts, so you can more easily search through my posts for similar topics. It's not retroactive though, if I want to label any previous posts, I'll have to edit it. So if you are looking for something specific, don't think it's no longer there if it doesn't link with a label.