Apparently, it is possible to carry a baby longer than 38 weeks, I've learned thanks to all the "encouragement" I've received from you ladies. The winners are.....
1. EK, who carried her children 4 and 6 weeks late 30+ years ago....what kind of crazy doc did you have?!
2. JK, who delivered #4 last year 2+ weeks late...and like me had her set of twins early, wondering what was going on!
3. MW, who carried each of her 3 girls to 41 weeks and who worried her Japanese doctor about having a huuuuuuuge American baby, making her do acupuncture and moxibustion to get her to turn and start labor.
Honorable mention goes to EP, who carried her daughter to 41 weeks just 15 months after having open heart surgery.
So there you have it. I have not carried this baby longer than anyone else in the world.