During my first pregnancy, by 34 weeks I was on mat leave, the house ready, baby grows ironed and folded ffs. By 37 weeks I thought, right, full term now, come on baby! Going nearly two weeks overdue almost drove me mad as I was desperate for baby to be born.
This time round, we have a 2-year-old who is going through a 'challenging' patch (poss related to forthcoming baby, who knows?), a half-decorated house, a load of baby clothes still in boxes, and a sense of trepidation about the chaos and carnage that will ensue!
I am so looking forward to meeting our baby, but am at once anxious about getting everything done in time (although baby won't care if house if half-finished, I would like home to feel like a sanctuary), and cherishing the relative sort-of peace we have (ie decent sleep, peaceful evenings etc)- as well as feeling I am abandoning my cherished first child.
At 36 weeks I am quite happy for little one to stay put at least til due date, and possibly a couple of days beyond. And I most definitely want some feet-up time once I am on mat leave and dd still at childminders!
Well I'm not wishing baby to come just yet, but That's probably because I'm 31+2 and go on holiday to Dubai next week (booked before baby) I return at 33+5. Anytime from then on I'll be happy to have baby and be more comfy tbh!