34 Weeks Pregnant – the End of Procrastination

Holy crap.  I’m 34 weeks pregnant.  That means that Eudora can make her interest any time three to six weeks from now.  Since I’m not one for putting things off when I’m feeling a crunch, that means that everything has to be done.  Right now.  Because I am 34 weeks pregnant and crazy, to boot.  There are some things that we’ve put off.  In fact, one thing that we put off has been put off for so long that I thought that 34 weeks pregnant was too late.

In the beginning, we were certain that we wanted a doula.  We’re going for a VBAC delivery, studying both Hynobabies and the Bradley Method, and the husband is worried about “standing around like an idiot and not knowing what to do.”  One of his co-workers, who has her doula certification but doesn’t really do much anymore because she just doesn’t have the time to take on a full schedule with her work, gave us a list of doulas in our area that she recommends.  However, the husband thought that I should be the one to handle it, and I thought we should handle it.  After all, the hiring of a doula is mainly for him, and we both need to be comfortable with her.  Since neither of us budged, no doulas were called.  I figured that at this point, it was too late.  At least, until an online acquaintance who is a doula told me that it may not be too late: she was once hired a week before the client’s due date.

I felt a renewal of hope, and looked at the contact info from the husband’s co-worker.  Then it dawned on me: I don’t like a lot of people.  The husband, while affable and pleasant, can take a while to really like and warm up to someone.  We both like and feel comfortable with K, his doula co-worker.  So why wouldn’t I ask her?  I picked up the phone and asked.  And she agreed.  So we now officially have a doula!

I’m starting to feel the crunch in other ways, like finishing the details on Norton’s room (getting up the curtains, installing the baseboards and trim, putting up the wall decorations) and getting my house immaculate.  Even though I’ve been working on my house and filling my freezer for well over a month, it just seems like there’s never an end of things to do, and that end probably won’t come until Eudora does.

She could be here in as little as three weeks!  Wow.

About Suzi

Suzi is an American ex-pat living in British Columbia. She's a cloth diaper addict, wife, mom of three, and President of the Prince George chapter of Cloth for a Cause.


  1. When I was 36 weeks pregnant, I thought we still had plenty of time before my son was to be born. Four weeks later I ended up at the hospital and was told we needed to schedule a C-section immediately. We hadn’t even found a NAME that we could agree on, yet! I hadn’t finished my childbirth classes (guess I didn’t need those, after all!) I hadn’t done my labor and delivery tour, and I didn’t even have my hospital bag packed yet 😉 Next time I think I’ll start getting prepared around month 7, so that JUST IN CASE something happens, THIS TIME, I’ll be ready 😉 (Which means the baby will probably be WAY overdue!) I’m glad you were able to find a doula and get everything in place early! 🙂

    • I have this thing about how everything needs to be done by the time I hit the 37 week mark, since that’s when it’s a full-term baby. This way everything is ready and there’s no last minute scrambling. I *hate* scrambling at the last minute. It just makes everything so stressful.

  2. Definitely not too late to hire a doula!

    We hired ours as soon as we found out we were expecting. However, come the birth of our daughter, our doula was dealing with her own family emergency. Her back up who we had never met came to our birth instead. And it all worked out great!

    Good luck!

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