Poor Kate Middleton. Her due date is believed to have been July 14, and she is now overdue (if that date was right).
I feel terrible for her. It’s awful to miss your due date, and I should know. I was 10 days late with my first and was so anxious for her to arrive. But at least I didn’t have the Queen breathing down my neck. Talk about pressure!
I did have my mother calling with updates about my sister-in-law. She was due later in that same month and apparently was already dilating as my mother enjoyed telling me. That didn’t help my anxiety level.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, said the family expects the Duchess of Cambridge to give birth by the end of the week. The Queen was planning to leave for her vacation but is trying to hold off until the baby arrives.
The Duchess may choose to be induced but that’s no picnic either. Depending on how overdue you are, the Pitocin can make the contractions quite painful. (I had to be induced twice and the first time was far worse because I was so overdue.)
The Brits are going crazy betting on the royal baby. You can wager on everything from name to weight to date of birth
Nearly £1 million ($1.5 million!) have already been bet on the child’s future name, gender, weight and, of course, the date on which the little prince or princess will be born.
The gamblers at online betting site William Hill seem to think the Prince or Princess of Cambridge will be born sooner rather than later. They’ve placed 3 to 1 odds on the child being born on Wednesday, 6 to 1 Thursday, 9 to 1 Friday, and 10 to 1 for Saturday. The odds for the rest of July don’t seem as favorable, and the betters give 20 to 1 odds against the royal baby arriving anytime in August.
So here are the questions:
Are you eagerly awaiting the birth of the Royal Baby?
Have you placed any bets on the baby?
Do you think Kate feels a lot of pressure with the Queen hanging around waiting on her?
Were you late? If so, how late?
Did you have to be induced?
How long was your labor? (The AJC has a poll on this. Click here to weigh in.)