Open Post: Endlessly waity-ing for Duchess Kate to pop out Baby Crumpets

July 19th… some people have a weird/funny/good feeling about today. They’re saying that today could be the day that Duchess Kate finally goes into labor. As I said earlier, in the Duchess Camilla story, the UK papers seem to be getting a little bit hysterical. And my personal fear is that Kate will give birth while I’m away from my “office” today, so I just thought we’d do a little open post on the #GreatKateWait. Or as I like to call it, #ForeverWaity. Here are some stories bopping around:

*There are new stories suggesting that Kate and William lied about their due date (telling the palace that it was last week) and that her real due date is today. But Us Weekly’s source inside the Palace says those reports are “not true” and “Kate’s due date has passed.” Which I guess means that Carole Middleton was lying when she said the baby would be a Leo…?

*Sources claim that hospital staffers were told to be on their best behavior and to STOP DRINKING as of July 19th, today. Which means that A) I guess you have to tell doctors and nurses to stop boozing on a regular basis? And B) that someone is lying somewhere about Kate’s due date.

*Kate is still in Bucklebury, staying at her parents’ house because it’s cooler than London. I mean that literally, because England is experiencing some kind of crazy heat wave, and Kate and William’s London home (Nottingham Cottage) is without air conditioning.

*Apparently, William is now in Bucklebury with Kate too. A source tells Us Weekly, “William is not on paternity leave yet but he has had to take time off work now. He did double shifts the week before he returned to London. We’re all on the edge of our seats for news. I thought the baby would be born by now!” And Kate told him, “Well, I didn’t think it would take you NINE YEARS to propose so you can wait a few extra days, motherf–ker.”

*The press is now camped out at the Middletons’ local hospital in case Kate checks in there instead of the fancy London hospital.

*It’s more than possible that Kate is legitimately overdue. Many first pregnancies are overdue. CB says she was two weeks overdue when she was pregnant with her son too.

*Dodgy Uncle Gary thinks Kate is having a girl.

Have fun in the comments! God knows when this stuff is going to go down.

UPDATE: Various sources are now claiming that Kate, William and the royal entourage have left Bucklebury for London. Is Kate in labor right now?!

Photos courtesy of WENN.

 

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

190 Responses to “Open Post: Endlessly waity-ing for Duchess Kate to pop out Baby Crumpets”

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. Val says:

    I say baby will be a boy and be born tomorrow!

  2. original kay says:

    I think she’s having a girl!

  3. Lucy says:

    I hope it happens already the waiting and suspense is no fun

  4. Mia 4S says:

    In the best Internet tradition, I’m just dropping by the thread to comment on the fact that I really don’t care! ;-) Bye!

  5. JL says:

    Babies show up when babies show up.

    I’m guessing Waity Katie #2 is on the way.

    Frances Elizabeth Caroline Victoria

    Nod to both moms and the queen plus a name to call her not to show favor.

  6. Jb says:

    Ok so call me crazy but if every inch of their lives is dictated to them how is it possible they don’t choose to induce her on a certain day if she has not, um, produced by that point? Given the no drinking thing perhaps she is to be induced this weekend? Just a thought…

    • Annabelle says:

      I was thinking that, too. It’s entirely possible her doctors told her that if she didn’t go into labor by the 19th, that they’d bring her in for an induction, hence the no drinking rule.

    • LadyMTL says:

      I doubt they’d induce her unless a) she was really, really overdue or b) there was a medical reason to do so. Many babies are born later than expected (my brother was almost 6 days late) and to induce just because the press is sick of waiting is kind of…exaggerated, IMHO.

      That said, I think it’ll be a boy born on the 21st and they’ll name him George.

    • embertine says:

      In the UK, the standard of care with first babies is to schedule an induction for two weeks after the due date and hope that it happens naturally in the meantime.

      Of course, only if there are no complications that would make them do it sooner.

  7. Sarah says:

    Boy on the 22nd. I have no basis for that but it’s fun to guess

  8. HappyMom says:

    Poor Kate. I was a crabby bitch by the end of my pregnancies and SO fricking annoyed when people (ie my mother in law) would call to “check in.” I can’t imagine how crazy it would be to feel like the whole world is waiting and people have been camped out in front of the hospitals!

  9. aims says:

    I say girl,and my thoughts are with her. At this stage of the game, all you want to do is get that baby out.

  10. FLORC says:

    Hahaha! Staffers need to stop drinking?! Now, I know Europe is a little more free with wine and spirits than the states are, but I doubt Doctors and Nurses and various other staffers are taking sips as they need it. That’s so outrageous! O am I wrong and your medical professionals do drink on the reg while at work?

    • Annabelle says:

      I think they meant stop drinking in their off time between shifts, no? I’m a nurse, and it’s a regular thing to go out for drinks once your shift ends (mine is usually over around 7 a.m., so you can imagine the looks we all get sitting around drinking margaritas in our scrubs when most are ordering breakfast).

      • Belle says:

        But why would they need to stop drinking when they are off? Unless they are on call or something, but when people are on call, they shouldn’t be drinking anyway.

      • FLORC says:

        Yea. Also a nurse and I usually shower at change into street clothes when leaving work. The scrubs are rarely clean after a day or night shift plus you never know what got on them that you can’t see.
        I guess To show that the staff is never going out to drink and blow off steam might be good for the press of the hospital in terms of PR, but bad for staff. If a doctor yells at me because of their own incompetence I will be better the next day if I can just have 15 minutes with a dry gin martini and a friend. If that vent time isn’t there it will fester.

      • Annabelle says:

        @Belle

        I think it could be two reasons. One, to make sure any and all staff are available should they be needed for any reason. Two, to make sure they are above reproach if anything, heavens forbid, should go wrong.

        ETA: I think the “no drinking” rule makes induction or a possible c-section more likely. There are more opportunities for complications, so the hospital would likely want the staff above blame and available to come in, even if they’re off shift or not on call.

      • FLORC says:

        I was under the impression that Kate was most definitely getting induced and the Doctors and Nurses that have been chosen ahead of time. To have any spare staff seems unlikely and just for PR purposes.

      • Feisty says:

        The only reason to ask people not to drink that I can think of is that they’re afraid staff will be overheard possibly over sharing information in a bar.

        I’m sure all the nearby popular spots are crawling with journalists, and it’s easy to talk about work things and forget that some of them are super top secret when having a pint after a long shift of dealing with The Palace.

    • Apples says:

      I did a semester in London and remember my jaw dropping my first week there. My friends and I had spotted our professor having a pint for lunch. He was super friendly and chatting us up, asking what we thought of the readings, etc. Basically, not at all sheepish or trying to downplay that he was drinking in the middle of the day, before our class.
      I was very naive :) and drinking in the middle of the day to me meant potential alcoholic. I soon got over my culture shock, and soon we were joining him and the other professors!

      Maybe the medical staff do the same thing? Some shifts start at night and if they have a bad first half, maybe they grab a pint to take the edge off before their 2nd half? Hospital is aware, and asking them not to.

    • Sachi says:

      I don’t think this is the case, FLORC.

      Either St. Mary’s has already appointed the medical team and put them on stand-by, or whoever is on shift will get the part.

      I’ve never seen nurses drinking on the job. We eat a lot during night shifts (we take turns bringing cookies or crisps :D ), watch videos on Youtube to laugh and stay awake, but never drank. I don’t think it’s ever been suggested as a possibility at my workplace. When I was in nursing school, we were taught to avoid anything that might impair our senses and affect the quality of patient care.

      Drinking after the job is fine as long as we remain careful never to discuss workplace issues in public.

    • Annabelle says:

      @FLORC

      I found the original article the “no drinking” thing stems from. Apparently a select handful were told in advance not to drink OFF THE CLOCK beginning today. Which sounds an awful lot like they’ve already decided to induce and have a team in place for Kate, doesn’t it?

      • FLORC says:

        Annabelle
        Not really. I thought i was clear in a post, but maybe it was on another thread. If Kate has set a date to give birth then the days surrounding that date are the days the hospital is being watched very closely. A worst case scenario situation they are probably hoping to avoid with this preemptive step would be a baby dies in the maternity/prenatal ward because of incompetence days before Kate is due to arrive. I’m only trying to think why this has to be said and isn’t normal procedure. And that’s a what if case that could ruin a hospitals reputation.

        It all makes sense as a possibility to me. If you don’t want it to be true i’m sure you could rationalize it as something else.

    • TG says:

      Yes the stop drinking order was hilarious and right up my love of British humor.

  11. Cool Phosphorescent Shimmer says:

    I predict a girl, too. I never went past my due date–in fact, my first was a 34 week preemie–but I know that end-of pregnancy feeling. “Boarded the train there’s no getting off.”–Plath

  12. Jen says:

    I’m in England, and can vouch for the fact that the 30-degree heat must be UNCOMFORTABLE for a heavily preggers lady.

    I wonder if she’s exploring weird ways to induce overdue bubs? My mum was told:

    - Have loads of orgasms
    - Eat an entire pineapple
    - Survive entirely on curries.

  13. Anna says:

    I am so tired of this already! Amazingly, this makes me feel VERY empathetic toward Kate. I’d be freaked out with all this insanity.

  14. MissMary says:

    I bet it happens and no one announces it for days. Just to keep some privacy/mystery going. Send fake-out cars to the hospital, etc. Send Wills, Kate and security in plain Astras or something lol. Or have a homebirth (not for everyone, I know) and don’t announce it until they damn well feel like it.

  15. Jenna says:

    “And Kate told him, ‘Well, I didn’t think it would take you NINE YEARS to propose so you can wait a few extra days, motherf–ker.’”

    That was hysterical, and the staffers had to be told to stop drinking?! Wth?! o_O

  16. Belle says:

    Okay, the ‘stop drinking’ thing is just…. weird. Does their healthcare system have some sort of problem with staff drinking on the job?

    I don’t know why so many people are thinking girl… but I kind of think girl as well. No idea on the name, but pretty sure Diana will be in the mix somewhere if it is a girl, and I really like the name Charlotte, so I’m kind of pulling for that. :)

  17. DanaG says:

    I read on one of the Royal Forums that Kate and William have left her folks house. The paps had gone for a drink and when they got back realised that Kate, William and the police had all left. LOL So now the big questing is Kate in labour and on her way to the hospital or are they just on their way back to London to be closer to the hospital if the 19th is her real due date? There are also a couple of web cams showing the hospital doorway 24/7 LOL I think it’s a girl and her name will be Princess Charlotte Diana Elizabeth.

    • Belle says:

      Interesting update…
      Love your name choice!

    • FLORC says:

      All the paps got a drink together? All of them left all at once so that W&K could sneak off together and Kate has possibly just gone into labor during that small window? How convenient!
      Charlotte is a beautiful name, but my money went on the boy block.

    • Amelia says:

      If they choose Charlotte, I will go absolutely bonkers. I seriously don’t want it to be Charlotte, you just know there will be a flurry of kids named after the baby (My first name is Charlotte – Amelia is my middle name which I use for internet stuff).
      When I was in school, there was never anyone else in my year with the same name as me, and the petty, childish bit of me would quite like to remain that way ;)
      Also, Charles Spencer (Diana’s brother) has a daughter called Lady Charlotte Diana Spencer. The petty, childish part of me has been placated by the fact that William wouldn’t ever use his little cousin’s name.
      Maybe Georgiana? Or maybe not, considering the connotations (The Duchess film).

      • Sachi says:

        I hope it’s not Georgiana. I want that name for my future daughter! :D

        “Victoria Alexandra Frances Elizabeth” for the baby if it’s a girl. I said it in a post about the Queen’s holiday and I’ll stick to it until the baby is actually born and named. ;)

      • LAK says:

        The real Georgiana depicted in the film THE DUCHESS is a direct descendant of Diana. She was the daughter of the 1st Earl Spencer. Diana, 8th Earl Spencer.

        Personally, i also don’t want any daughter to be called Charlotte because that is the name i want for my imaginary daughter and i don’t want Kate associations.

      • Poink517 says:

        I also hope that they don’t use the name Charlotte – my cuz just named her daughter that. I’d hate for her to deal with that. Also love Georgianna – was my grandmother’s name, and I’d use it if my hubby liked it:(

    • TG says:

      So the time when Brigette Jones went for a ciggie while waiting to get a big scoop was no exaggeration? Too funny. Love it.

  18. s says:

    I think it’s a boy. And that they’ll name it George. And that it’s coming over the weekend.

  19. alison8761 says:

    I’m a cashier at a grocery store and I accidentally told someone days ago that she gave birth. I keep thinking about it and feel guilty and embarrassed!

    I wonder if she had the kid and is just lying low. That’s what i would do. yep. any day now. definitely haven’t already given birth.

  20. Lucky Charm says:

    1. I don’t think it’s overdue. My guess is this is probably the actual due date, and Carole mentioned it being a Leo based on the assumption that first babies usually arrive late.

    2. I think she’ll have the baby at the hospital near her parent’s house – if she is still there now, and she plans to stay there after the birth, it makes complete sense to give birth there.

    3. I think it’s a boy. Not going to guess on the name, but I wouldn’t be surprised if James (and yes, even David, but not in a nod to Becks, lol!) were in there somewhere. I doubt James would be the first name, though. That is Kate’s brother’s name, and I just can’t see the Royal heir “named after” his commoner Uncle. Although it would be funny to just name him after all the men in his immediate family – James Michael William Charles Henry. :)

    4. My prediction is a boy born on the 24th. Since today is my mom’s birthday and my daughter was five days past her due date.

    5. I wish for a healthy baby who will just have a lot of people to love him (or her).

  21. DeltaJuliet says:

    I was due on July 19th with my oldest, and he didn’t show up until the July 22nd. With a long labor at that. This is her first baby, so more than likely, it’s gonna take awhile folks.

    Also, I can’t get over they don’t have A/C. I mean, it’s hot as hell here is Maine and we don’t have it. But we’re not royalty ;)

  22. Colu says:

    I’m going with a girl born either late tonight or tomorrow. I’m hoping the name is HRH Princess Madeline Charlotte Diana Elizabeth.

  23. HappyMom says:

    I say boy-tomorrow-George Philip Charles James.

  24. Leigh_S says:

    If Kate’s baby is born today she will share a birthday with my (2yo) niece, the Empress.

    No one holds a candle to the Empress. All do her bidding, or heads roll. :)

  25. minxx says:

    Apparently, she’s on route to London from her parents’ home.. So is it going to be a Saturday baby? http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2013071913619/kate-middleton-leaves-parents-house/

  26. Reece says:

    Dunno if I’ve said this before but I think this baby isn’t coming til August. Those last pics of her going to the salon, she didn’t look like she about to “pop”. Ex. KimK looked like she was ready and she went into labor that week, Kate didn’t.

    I call a boy named William Michael Charles or Charles Michael, because his parents are dull. A girl would be entirely too avant garde for them. W&K having the first born to be Queen, Queen of Britain? Not happening. Mother Nature knows, she knows. ;)

  27. Dopey says:

    I have 19th and a girl in the pool at work :) And it is crazy hot here in the UK right now, I’m camped out with the dogs in front of two fans and tea towels soaked in cold water.

  28. Ghoulish_moose says:

    I think she’ll have a boy =)

    I also think (and secretly hope) that they’ll choose a name that hasn’t popped up in the royal family before. Something a bit more modern.

    And with that said, I wish her all the best. I had my first baby in March and being in labour was the most terrifying experience of my life lol

  29. Ana says:

    I have heard people convinced that it will be the 21st…but is that true that if she is overdue the chances are, it’s going to be a boy? I don’t know anything about babies! :p

    And I wish it’s a girl!

  30. Maggie says:

    It’s a boy and will be born on the full moon. That’s when the most babies are born.

  31. Lisa says:

    Sorry, I’ve got some paint I need to watch dry today.

  32. Mandy says:

    I’m so excited!! I have no idea why, I just am. I still say it will be a girl and that Elizabeth and Diana will be somewhere in that name.

  33. AH says:

    Today is my birthday! And I’m in England! Even though im from Australia… I’m not sure if I want to share a birthday with the future leader of England, but I might get a permanent public holiday on my birthday? I’m feeling conflicted!

  34. Kara says:

    THEY DON’T HAVE AIRCONDITIONING?!

    • Lady D says:

      I so love summer (and despise winter with the same passion)It’s supposed to be in the mid-30s for the next week on the west coast of Canada. Happy giggles every time I look at a weather report. Having said that, I do have air conditioning. Direct sunlight heat is awesome. Having a house that is also 33 degrees at 10 p.m. is not so cool. (okay, pun intended)

      • Sachi says:

        I’m in a city in Southwestern Ontario right now and it’s hot as hell! :D I lived in this city for 10 years and it has never been this hot.

        Yesterday we reached 40 deg Celsius. 2 days ago the weather report said the temp. felt like 43 degrees. Direct sunlight felt like it was actual flame on my skin, it was painful. I grew up in a country right on the equator where it’s often humid, hot, and polluted and the sunlight never felt that painful even on the hottest days.

        Sunlight in this part of Canada is very dry. When it’s hot, there’s really no breeze to cool off anything. The moment you step out of the house the heat just hits you in the face.

      • Meaghan says:

        I’m in Saskatchewan and we had super beautiful hot weather last week, but this week its rainy and cloudy so apparently its been blown out east! Give it back!

      • Sachi says:

        Meaghan – There’s a thunderstorm warning today but it’s still 33 deg C. that feels like 42. The weather is nuts. Global warming is real! :D

        I’m going to Saskatoon to visit my brother in August so I hope the summer weather there keeps up. :)

      • the original bellaluna says:

        Lady D, et al – It was 102 (F) here after 5 p.m. today. My poor a/c can’t even keep up!

    • Jenna says:

      Not that surprising, it’s rarely hot enough that you would need it in the UK. And if the cottage has not been getting a lot of occupancy in the past, I can see that nobody would bother installing it. You’ll only really want it, what, maybe a week or two out of the year? I know it’s not like the RF is “frugal” compared to your average person on the street, but it doesn’t mean they’re going to spend oodles of money on something when there’s no demonstrated need at all for it. None of my relatives in Ireland have AC and I don’t think they have any plans to change that situation.

      We actually don’t have AC in my apartment here in the US (California) and no AC is pretty common in our area. We are close enough to the coast that the sea breezes generally keep temperatures low. For the few days of the year when it actually gets hot enough to merit AC, we just leave the apartment and go hang out at the library, pool, or head off to work (in an air-conditioned office, of course…I guess not an option for the workshy Kate!).

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        My family just got an AC last year, and we’ve lived in the same place for ten years. It’s not that it’s gets really, really hot around here all the time (although we do get a mini heat wave, it’s mostly winter for 9 months out of the year), but our house sucks. If it’s hot (90 degrees) on a Monday, then on Friday the house would just be cooling down. It always takes our house a few days to cool down or heat up. It sucks.

    • Gabriella says:

      I thought it seemed crazy too! Where I come from, Rio, we need AC all year long! But then again, what would be considered a ‘heat wave’ for english people is just normal weather for us brazilians for most of the year.
      Now it’s winter and the temperature must be around 30C; during the summer 40C is just standart temperature.

  35. jess says:

    I’m currently 9 days late…I could only wish to go into labor right now! I’m so jealous if she is haha

    • Dawn says:

      There is an old wives tale that if you go for a bumpy ride, you will go into labor! I don’t know if that is true or not but I can’t imagine the thought of being 9 days over my due date! Good luck!

      • SamiHami says:

        We have some old cobblestone streets in my city and it’s not uncommon for very pregnant women to go for a drive down them in the hopes they’ll jostle the baby right out! :)

        I think she’s having a girl, she’ll be born tomorrow (the 20th) and the name will be…hmmmm…Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

      • Maggie says:

        I tried the bumpy ride trick and it didn’t work for me so I drank a half cup of mineral oil(someone’s bad advice)and ended up with a very bad stomach. So then I went for a bike ride….still no baby. Eventually they induced me. Babies come when they please.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      Congratulations….I hope the baby comes soon. That’s gotta be uncomfortable. I hope your baby is okay. I’ve never actually known anyone who was pregnant to go over their due date-usually they are early. Is there any specific medical reason for babies to go over due dates, or come early on their own-or is it just babies doing what they want?

      I think it’s interesting. I was born, along with my twin, three months early…obviously not induced. My mom was at the hospital and thought she was taking a dump in her bed, so she called the nurse over. When the nurse looked, she saw my head coming out. Weird, huh?

  36. Mina says:

    UPDATE

    The Middleton’s personal pap hust retwitted this update:

    “Armed police have returned to Duchess of Cambridge’s family home in Bucklebury. Has Kate returned? False alarm? #RoyalBaby”

  37. phaksi says:

    People in the UK are soft. 30 degrees is not a heatwave. How did they conquer Africa?

  38. Bijlee says:

    Waity Baby, come out already!

  39. Apsutter says:

    Alrighty…off to see The Conjuring and then get drunk with friends at Friday’s so she better keep it in there for another day at least!

  40. Mary says:

    girl , 7 pds 7 oz, Alexandra Diana or Charlotte Diana, i dont know why that popped in my head.

    • Julaine says:

      The Earl Spencer had a little girl last year, his seventh by his third wife and the babies name was Lady Charlotte Diana Spencer. I think that lowers the odds for that particular name just a little even though I happen to think it is a lovely name.

  41. Jayci says:

    My birthday is on the 24th so stay in the womb for 5 more days baby!

  42. AllyUK says:

    Girl. Mary or Alice.

    I quite like all the potential traditional names. Imagine her royal highness Princess Apple, Cricket or Seven…yikes!

  43. dandy says:

    There is so many hilarious possibilities for the brief time it takes Kate to get out of the car and into the hospital… I’m hoping she has a fast labour and is having a full contraction as staff and william panic and try to carry her inside, press going crazy. Take all of our weirdo, royalist, voyeurism to the next level.

    Oh, or her waters could go “bang!” on her way in. That would also be great. Next scoop, what will she wear to the hospital? I started to feel really dirty yesterday when I saw the morning show and it was all over there… i agree it creating an unsuspected empathy… poor swollen waity…

    first babies are also routinely 14 days late, and england has pretty good maternity system? doesnt induce you when your 5 minutes over like in australia

  44. Belle says:

    Strange story at DM about emergency rescue being dispatched to Kate’s family home for a dog (believed to be Lupo) with his head stuck in a gate. Apparently when the crew arrived, their services were not needed as someone had been able to free the dog.

    “Firefighters using blue lights rushed through the lanes of the west Berkshire village to the isolated manor house after a 999 call to say that a pet dog on the estate was trapped with its head in a gate.”

    Um… okay.

  45. TheyPromisedMeBeer says:

    I’m calling that they all hopped in the car to go get some ice cream, seeing as the Ice Cream Man couldn’t get around all those press ladders. The Queen got the text to meet them at Marble Slab, which is why she abruptly left that cricket match.

  46. Sand says:

    I wonder if will and Kate get any “advice” on what to call the baby, or if they are able to decide complety on their own? Any opinions?

  47. flipflop says:

    I went 13 days overdue with my first and 17 with my second. Neither baby looked like they were overdue and placenta was totally fine both times. Sometimes the process just takes longer than expected.

    Though, I hope for their sake the baby doesn’t go that far overdue… it’s not fun.

  48. princesslizabeth says:

    First babies are often late, from what I’ve heard. I think it will be a girl, and for a name I will go with Alexandra Elizabeth Victoria.

    If Kate wants to get labor going, she should try eating some spicy food. I know, it’s probably just an old wive’s tale–I certainly scoffed at it when it was told to me. However, the night before I gave birth, I had a craving for buffalo wings, and…voila! :)

    • rudy says:

      lol

      My cousin was told to wash the kitchen floor and it worked. Since then I’ve mentioned this to a few other ‘sick of pregnancy past due date expectant mothers’. It does work. Maybe it has something to do with the bending over and vigorously moving part.

  49. bluhare says:

    I’ve not had a baby, but does a person really want to have sex when they’re that big and uncomfortable (thinking of the bringing on labour thing).

    • MissMary says:

      Not even a little, lol. At least not in my experience being pregnant, nor in the experiences of my friends and some clients of mine. It’s an old wives’ tale and it’s not surefire but it makes me wonder who the hell thought of it/tried it first.

      • Noodle says:

        Well, if they induce you, before using the Pitocin (which is what majorly starts the contractions), they often give a vaginal insert called Cervadil.

        It is a prostaglandin. As in. Sperm. From a pig.

        Prostaglandins help soften the cervix, which can make dilation easier– you’ve got to get to a 10 before you can push.

        Honestly, I’ve taken a bit of joy in knowing that she’s been holed up at her parent’s house, with that fun end of pregnancy joy– diarrhea and losing the mucus plug.

      • Belle says:

        Ha… I think a horny husband thought of it. :)

        Have to agree…. I was willing to do pretty much anything but THAT to induce labor!

    • HappyMom says:

      We called it “mercy sex” and it was not enjoyable. And it didn’t work!

  50. Elmira says:

    Is there a surrogate involved? Is there a problem with said surrogate?

  51. Lark says:

    I call tomorrow and a boy. She wouldn’t have left for London if she wasn’t worried that it would happen soon, imo.

    • Noodles says:

      I’m wondering if she has someone around checking her progress (dilation).

      I bet she’s laboring at home as long as possible before heading to the hospital. Since it is currently 5:30pm in London, she might go under the cover of darkness– so after 9pm if she can handle it.

  52. Amy says:

    I’m guessing her push present will be a new title – Princess….

  53. nicegirl says:

    any news, my Brit celebitch amigas?

    waiting on the west coast of the USA!!

  54. Dirty Martini says:

    This is gonna be a soap opera baby at this rate. Comes out talking and will be 16 by next summer.

  55. Flower says:

    Shall we start a sweeps………

    I’ll take Wednesday 24th : 3am.

  56. Zombie Shortcake says:

    Lol! That open-mouthed, child bereavement event pose is hysterical!!!

  57. DanaG says:

    Still no baby I thought Sunday maybe. Kate will go in a secret entrance so we won’t know she is there until the press tell us she is in labour. And we won’t know right away if the baby is born between 10pm and 8am the Palace has said they won’t be doing the birth announcement between those times. That webdam is hilarious did you see the fake Wills and Kate? LOL

  58. Nikki says:

    Just because Kate’s due date has come and gone doesn’t mean anything, or that anyone is lying. My brother and I both were two weeks late.

  59. Sachi says:

    Meanwhile, Belgium has inaugurated a new King and Queen.

    Charles’s ‘peer’ in Belgium is an 11-year old.

  60. xxx says:

    Yeah I don’t get what they would have gained from lying about the date. It makes no sense! In actual fact, they never publicly announced the date anyway so what gives with that assumption? My sister was 2 weeks overdue with her first – it was torturous for her. A lot of my friends have been overdue with their first baby. It’s not an exact science, people that to calm the hell down!