Nancy’s due date was 6th October and, of course, the day went past with baby still lovely and cosy in my womb! I never had any expectation that my third baby would be early or on time, with Ella being 8 days late and Sienna born 12 days late after being induced. And it worked out well that Nancy stayed put. Sienna was poorly with an ear infection and on antibiotics. I was full of a cold. And just felt pretty rubbish and exhausted, and not ready to give birth just yet.
I’d had lots of Braxton Hicks over the final few weeks of my pregnancy, and did occasionally wonder if this was ‘it’, but carried on regardless and the days kept passing. I was due to be induced on 17th October if baby had not made an arrival by then.