Pregnancy is that wonderful time in a woman's life when she's acutely aware of how beautiful, magical and, oh yeah, uncomfortable procreation can be. I would venture to say that most women who hit full term (and then start to edge past the 40 week mark) will tell you that the joy and excitement of pregnancy quickly fade away. For some reason, those last few weeks of pregnancy seem to last longer than all the combined weeks of your entire life. Thankfully, we have Twitter to give us some funny tweets that every overdue mother understands, so we don't lose our sanity, along with our sense of personal comfort.
Both of my kids went close to a week overdue, and both times I had been absolutely positive and totally convinced that they would come early. Word to the wise here, ladies: don't ever trick yourself into thinking your kid will come early, even if you're experiencing prodromal labor. It is a gigantic waste of dashed hopes and shattered dreams, because chances are your due date will come and then it will go and you'll start convincing yourself that you'll be the first woman in scientific history to stay pregnant forever. Better to assume you'll go overdue (but still have the hospital bag ready), so you don't end up losing your mind at 40 weeks, 4 days.
Honestly though, the best way to enter into the days that drag past your due date is with a sense of humor and some serious sarcasm. Which is why, if you've already waved at your due date as it passed you by, you should check out these 19 hilarious tweets from moms who truly understand #overdueproblems:
It. Has. To. Be. Perfect.
It's seriously not fair. I mean, we're going to be either pushing or having a baby cut out of our body, soon. We need rest, body! All the rest!
The more overdue you are, the more sarcastic you become. It's scientific fact, so just consider this a warning.
These are the questions that made me lose my sh*t that last week.
It feels so sexy, doesn't it? Ugh.
Sometimes, a word picture says it best.
I tried them all, too. I can't be sure what worked (if anything does, in fact, work).
At this point, no one is going to judge you.
This is so perfect, so accurate, and so disgusting.
At least all of us ladies are in this together, right?
I'm guessing they did, but I feel your pain all the same, girl.
No judgement here. Whatever gets you through, right?
It truly is. I wish they would give a due week or a due month.
I mean, they don't need to be fed manually and it's all dark and comfy in there and they have a heart beat to comfort them. They won't eventually pay taxes and they won't have to bill their mother for renting out her uterus. I mean, they're living the dream, you guys.
I'm pretty sure my use of the middle finger went up exponentially as I passed my due date.
There is no statement more truthier than this statement.
Perhaps the hint was a little too subtle?
Spicy foods for the win. It worked with my first. I think?
This isn't funny, it's just true. Shout out to the cafe that put this out there.