Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Still Waiting

Well, my goal this whole pregnancy has been 1st, a healthy baby and 2nd, to experience what it is like to go into labor naturally. And now, a week past my due date, I am starring at an induction in the eye.

I just don't understand how pregnant women just go into labor. Their water breaks on its own and they start having contractions, blah, blah, blah. My body seems to be made to be pregnant. My cervix is made of steel and my uterus does not contract without pitocin. Danny thinks I'm part equine and I could continue to carry this baby for a full 12 months.

At this point I've tried everything. Strenuous activity to completely vegging out. Evening Primrose oil to Raspberry Leaf Tea. I even blew $150 on acupuncture a couple of days ago just in the hopes of getting some degree of labor going. Nothing. Tomorrow night I'll be ordering the spiciest Thai food I can handle. The only thing left will be castor oil, but I don't believe I'll be going there.

I see my midwife tomorrow for a non-stress test. Then we'll schedule an ultrasound for Monday. If everything still looks okay, we could do the induction as late as Wednesday (April 1st)!!!

I am just grateful that I can finally see this pregnancy in not indefinite. This time next week I will definitely be seeing my HEALTHY baby boy.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Goodbye, Hello

With the realization of a new baby entering our lives any day now, I've come to the conclusion my life will be changing in many different ways:

Goodbye sleeping in until 7:00am. I will miss you so. Hello to waking at 12:00am and 1:00am and 3:00am, and then up for good at 5:00am. Oh. Dear.

Goodbye water and milk. Say hello to your long lost friends coffee, coke zero, and Cabernet.

Goodbye my 6 pillows. You've allowed me many months of decent side sleeping rest. Hello my lovely flat pillow and sleeping on my stomach. (that is, whenever I get a chance to sleep) See above.

Goodbye my swollen feet. Hello to some new strappy wedges for the summer.

Goodbye pinched nerve in my right hip. I will NOT miss you randomly making me buckle my knees in pain. Hello to being able to walk at a 4.0 pace on the treadmill. Whooo hoo!

Goodbye puffy eyes and pregnant face. Do I need to say anything else to this one?

Goodbye to the ease of taking care of one child. Hello to figuring out "how am I going to get Grant to school on time with a newborn in tow?" and "how am I supposed to take a rambunctious 4 year old to the swimming pool as well as a helpless infant?" Clearly, I've got a lot to figure out.

So, my due date is Friday. Just 4 more days. And I don't really feel any closer than I did two or three weeks ago. At this point, it feels like I'm going to be pregnant forever. But, I am determined to enjoy these last few days (or weeks!) of one on one time with Grant and sleeping in.

And eventually, one day soon I will get to say.........

Goodbye basketball belly. Hello to my sweet baby boy.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

It is Done

Drew's room is finally complete. We continued with the sports theme using Grant's baby bedding. I figured Drew will be interested in what big brother and Daddy are interested in. SPORTS! And, it will grow with him easily.

Speaking of sports, Grant had his first T-ball practice yesterday. We were so proud. He got out there and fought to get the ground balls just like the rest of them. Although, I think he was the only kid who did not loose interest at some point and start playing in the dirt. He literally did not stop smiling the whole time. And neither did Daddy.

Monday, March 2, 2009


Okay, so ignore my previous post about the the minimal swelling in my hands and feet. I now officially have kankles. I can no longer keep up the water intake my body is demanding. And, it's quite daunting knowing our baby could come as soon as the next two weeks or as many as four.

As far as my things to do list goes... we've got almost all of them done. I've even halfway packed a bag for the hospital and finally bought some diapers and wipes. The house is clean and the frig is stocked.

I only wonder how many times I will have to clean the house and stock the frig again before baby Drew decides to make his grand appearance.