Suspect the answer is that it's all completely random but could do with some cheering up.
With DD I went 12 days overdue and was utterly fed up but physically absolutely fine, very sprightly and had no problems at all except for puffy feet, but they just gave me something to do to pass the time (applying hot towels to my legs, pressing different shaped things into them to make patterns etc). Moved house at 33 weeks and again at about 38.
Currently 36 weeks with DC2 and so fucking uncomfortable I can hardly bear it. CANNOT do another 6 weeks of this. Egads. The thought of another month is bad enough. Argh.
So - if I was late last time (and tbh I'm late for absolutely bloody everything ) does that mean I'll be late this time too? <whimpers>
Tbh i think they tend to come whenever they like regardless of what any siblings did. Mine were 6wks early, 19 days late, 21 days late and 2 wks early. All the same father, the late ones were the boys, girls were early.
11 days over with dd1- no sign of labour pending, failed induction, emcs blah blah. I wasn't too bothered about going overdue though, and wasn't overly uncomfortable, I enjoyed the last few days to myself!
Dd2- was extremely uncomfortable and huge from 33wks onwards, had pregnancy insomnia and generally miserable as sin. The thought of going overdue again would make me cry. Went into labour day before EDD, had dd on due date.
Btw- having a newborn and toddler was a lot easier than pregnancy an toddler, maybe being so miserable at the end has a purpose ;)
Thanks all - it seems to be as random as I suspected then! It's so bloody infuriating having no idea when it might happen. Plus SPD seems to have kicked in today so could really do with getting this baby out NOW. Argh.