Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Hurry Up and Wait

My doctor apologized profusely today for putting me on bed rest before. It was kinda funny. Also funny - the nurse TOTALLY loved my mythical-beast-tattoo plan. She saw the unicorn on my belly when she was doing Declan's heart rate, and gave me a funny look. I explained, and she was cracking up and said she completely understood!

The big news (<--sarcasm) - I've dilated one half of a centimeter since last week. Like, 0.5 cm. So for those of you who speak the language of labor, I'm now 2 cm, 80% effaced, and Declan's at a -2 station.

The doctor seemed optimistic that it would happen soon, but I think she's forgotten that it's taken me TEN WEEKS to dilate HALF a centimeter. So I went to Wheatsville and got some Evening Primrose Oil and a box of raspberry tea. Neither actually induce labor, but the EPO is supposed to help the cervix soften, and raspberry tea tones the uterus for contractions and makes labor easier when it does happen.

I'm walking a couple of miles every night, and today in the shower, I held on to the soap-holder and did a bunch of squats. Even if all of this doesn't make me give birth, I'm getting fit!

In other news, we moved the bassinet so that it's beside the bed... I forgot, and totally ate it trying to get out of bed for bathroom break #1 last night. Oops! Everyone is fine, I just have a bruised shin.


Just Ashley said...

I'm sure you've seen this or read this, but worth a shot, right?


Keeping my fingers crossed that labor will come on quickly for you. The kid is comfortable and warm, can ya blame him ;)

Natalie said...

Hehe, I've been trying that method, too. It does bring on contractions, but as soon as I stop, they go away.

Oh well, he'll come out when he gets too cramped, I suppose. I'm just scared of a 10 pound baby!

Angie said...

Bill was a 10 pound baby:)

julie kay said...


hurry! go! before we forget!