Royally Overjoyed – and Overdue! – with Fisher Price

by DaniGirl on July 21, 2013 · 0 comments

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I‘m not a rabid royal watcher, but I do admit to a bit of infatuation with Will and Kate. How can you not love them? I haven’t gone out of my way to follow the progress of her pregnancy, but you’d have to be living in a media blackout to miss the fact that her due date has now come and gone.

I was overdue with all three of my boys. Tristan, my first, came of his own accord three days past his due date, but we had to take proactive action to dislodge both Simon and Lucas. It took almost 24 hours of pitocin to get me into any sort of reliable labour with Simon, and although my water broke and labour started of its own accord six days after my due date with Lucas, we still had to go through an induction when nothing had really happened two days later.

I got me some lazy babies. Or a really comfortable uterus. Or three boys averse to change. Maybe a little bit of each!

Anyway, all that to say, I remember how crazy-making being overdue was, and my heart goes out to Duchess Kate when I think of going through all that with half the world watching you. Oy.

Fisher-Price will be celebrating the arrival of the newest member of the royal (Royal?) family this week with a baby shower in Toronto. (I’m very sorry, I was supposed to write this post last week and offer you the opportunity to win VIP tickets by signing up for Fisher-Price’s newsletter, but it was such an insanely busy week that I totally dropped the ball. Sorry!) So, erm, both Kate and this post are overdue!

When I was overdue, I was willing to try ANYTHING to get those babies out. Blogging my interminable pregnancy with Lucas became a full-time job. I started obsessing about Lucas being born a full 10 days before my due date. I went through fits and starts of false labour. I tried every induction idea I could find on the Interwebs. I had a medical induction scheduled and then cancelled when I was nearly a week overdue. And then when my water broke there was still so much nothing going on that I managed to get five (!) blog posts out of it.

All that to say, even though I’m sure they are more than well taken care of while they wait this out, my heart still goes out to Kate and Will as they anticipate the arrival of their wee bundle of joy. What advice would you have to offer if Kate were your bestie? (Cuz yanno she’s just surfing the ‘net looking for things to do while she’s waiting – she might just stumble across this post, right?)

Disclosure: I receive special perks as a part of my affiliation with the Fisher-Price Play Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada. The opinions in this blog are always my own.

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