Thursday, February 18, 2010


Or lack there of.

I have been at 1cm for 3 weeks. Good grief. Dr Steele said that next week we will strip the membranes. Hopefully that means I will have this baby next weekend. Or before. She asked today how I felt about being induced. I told her I was against it, unless it was totally necessary. She said she won't let me go more than a week over. So, at the very latest - we'll have a baby 2 weeks from tomorrow.

I am so ready to meet her. I am scared to death to be a Mama, but I am ready to meet her! What on earth am I going to do with a baby?? Kiss her. Hold her. Feed her. Watch her sleep. Eat Oreos with her. It's gonna be awesome and horrifying. There will be a lot of praying, I am sure.

For the next week I will be having spicy foods, having sex, walking, and potentially trying some other remedies. Bumpy car ride anyone? Prince C is going to get me some Evening Primrose Oil. Maybe even some Raspberry Leaf tea. I really don't want to resort to the Castor Oil, but I might have to, ew.

I am still working. Better to work than to just sit around at home. I haven't gotten the nesting urge yet. Part of me wonders if I will. I would like the house to be clean, but I also know that with a 5 year old - that is a very difficult thing and I am not sure how I would handle cleaning and then having the turkey make a big mess of it all..... I think I would cry like a baby, then have a breakdown, and perhaps call the hospital and schedule a c-section. And who wants that??

I am still hoping to get this baby born naturally. OR as naturally as possible. I may very well be a wimp and beg for mercy, but I hope not. I want to be a champion and kick this whole labor thing's booty. I want to breathe and visualize and hold on to my husband all the way through this thing. I am confident that he will be amazing. He has been so far. My wonderful husband, my prince charming, he's gonna help me do this.



LouAnna said...

You will do great! I had my little bug one week late and that extra incubation must have done the trick because my labor was easy and swift. Hoping the same for you, Sister.

A City Girl said...

Ok so I read through our recent post and I kind of had to laugh. I know you are a strong woman! But I couldn't help myself, only b/c I too have been there. I too have thought I will deliver these kids without drugs. Well the first one, I had no choice, I had to deliver naturally. And boy did I hate it. I still curse the doctor to this day! Then on the second one I thought, oh I did this just 16mths prior this should be easy. Wrong, not even 3 hours in and I was begging for the epidural. This time I actually got it. Bad part was it only lasted for a couple of hours. For the last 30 minutes it basically felt "natural" I wanted to warn you just how bad it really could hurt. But I knew that you would do what was best and baby! :) Anyway I'm so happy for you and your new family. Can't wait for you to share your whole story, and to see more pictures of that beautiful girl! Congrats.

Frootie! said...

City Girl - Just a sneak peek, I did wimp out. I got the epi. I ran out for my last 3-5 pushes, thank goodness, otherwise she never would have come out! I couldn't feel what was going on. Poor girl was stuck bc mama wasn't pushing hard enough. :(