The end of a surrogacy pregnancy on social media….

So of course, when it comes to the end of a pregnancy, people are interested in whats coming next. Add to this the addition of more families invested with surrogacy and things are ALWAYS happening! Messages back and forth, people “checking in”, posts on Facebook asking the baby to “hurry up and come”. If I had gone 3 seconds without being online, people would ask questions, make comments, ponder how far I was dilated etc.

So I decided to flip it around a bit and make it amusing. From there was born the “Renee’s VERY scientific facts about labour” posts! Each day (or multiple times a day as it ended up being), I would post little ditties about labour and why it wasn’t happening for me!

I started it on the 21st November (40 weeks):
Renee’s “VERY scientific fact about labour” #1:
Watching a Matthew McConaughey movie at the cinemas will unfortunately not put you into immediate labour.
Damn it…

22nd November (40+1 weeks):
Renee’s “VERY scientific fact about labour” #2:
Negotiating with an anarchist toddler at 2am in the morning will unfortunately not put you into immediate labour.
Although props to his sister for trying to calm him down by holding his hand through the bars of the cot (too cute).

Renee’s “VERY scientific fact about labour” #3:
A Saturday morning pump class will unfortunately not put you into immediate labour. 😦

Renee’s “VERY scientific fact about labour” #4:
It doesn’t exist.
Prove me wrong… I dare ya!

23rd November (40+2 weeks):
Renee’s “VERY scientific fact about labour” #5:
It is NOT possible to be pregnant forever.
Phew!
Still not in labour though!

Renee’s “VERY scientific fact about labour” #6:
Bacon and eggs for breakfast with hubby, drinking pineapple juice, chatting to some fellow twin parents, walking around a supermarket, playing with the monsters and cooking a lamb roast will not put one into immediate labour.
And that’s all since this morning…

Renee’s “VERY scientific fact about labour” #7:
Backyard footy in slippers, accidentally snorting water up your nose in the shower and spraying deodorant on a shaving cut won’t put you into immediate labour…

24th November (40+3 weeks):
Renee’s “VERY scientific fact about labour” #8:
A restful night (only awake for 1 hour, no kids crying and only 3 loo trips) will not make one go into labour!
Pump class, pedi and acupuncture today- come on cheeky baby!

Renee’s “VERY scientific fact about labour” #9:
THIS is a labour cake (I posted a pic on a previous blog entry and also on this FB post). It’s going to put me into labour.
But even if it doesn’t, what is amazing is that my wonderful friend, Valerie who is herself a mumma of twins took the time out of her day to make it for me.
And the taste?! Just as brilliant as it looks!

Renee’s “VERY scientific fact about labour” #10:
So. IF I go into labour tonight, the following will happen;
-the acupuncturist will take credit for his induction method
-Matthew will take credit for the Indian takeaway for dinner
-the kids will take credit for being absolute monsters and making mummy lose her sh1t tonight
-Valerie will take credit for the labour cake delivered this morning
-the pedicure lady will take credit for the foot massage
-Melissa will take credit for the funny link posted earlier that made me laugh
-Erika will take credit for the funny photo that made me giggle
Hmmmmmm…

25th November (40+4 weeks):
Renee’s “VERY scientific fact about labour” #11:
I am running out of scientific facts about labour…
(And no credit can yet be taken from post #10)

Renee’s “VERY scientific fact about labour” #12:
Waiting what seems like forever for a midwife appt will make you bored, but will not initiate labour!
Off to eat more cake…

26th November (40+5 weeks):
Renee’s “VERY scientific fact about labour” #13:
Will toast with sprinkles and no crusts put me into labour? Absolutely not! But I am going to eat it anyway!

And in the end, it ended up being the sprinkles…

🙂

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2 thoughts on “The end of a surrogacy pregnancy on social media….

  1. I have never heard of Fairy Toast before. But I guess if you can have sprinkles on bread, then you can have them on toast too! Maybe I’ve never heard of it because Fairy Toast is a big secret you have now inadvertently revealed about how to start labour 🙂

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