Tuesday, May 5, 2009

For the first time....

....I ordered eggplant parmesan last night.  I now know why I haven't ordered it before....it tasted like soggy bread.  I drank raspberry tea, and Patrick gave me a foot massage (there are some accupressure points on your heals for labor).  I should also mention that my sweet hubby painted my toenails for me.  I've been wanting pretty toes for weeks.  He's nice like that.

Tonight, I am still pregnant.  I had a midwife appointment, and she "stretched me."  I am almost at 5cm, the head is even with my pelvis, and my water is bulging.  She thinks the baby just needs to turn a little, and we may be headed in for the real thing.  She is fairly confident that this labor will be faster than Adeline's (ya know, since I was still only 3 cm after about 12 hours of hard labor with her).  We're excited.  Keep praying.  Hopefully my next post will be with some news......

Any other home put-you-in-labor remedies out there?

12 comments:

Mari said...

I'll be expecting a big announcement here soon! I'm haopy to know your toes will look pretty for labor and delivery!

keenbliss said...

I've always heard spicy food and a little "quality time" with your hubbie... because I know you're in the mood for that!

jj said...

Yep, I was gonna say what keenbliss said - although I wasn't going to use the term "quality time" :)

Hang in there. This waiting will seem like ancient history in a month when you are taking care of your sweetie pie newborn.

krista said...

I had my membranes scraped by my midwife and she said it works 50% of the time...it worked for me! (Don't you just love the term and the warm fuzzies it conjures?!)

My labor with Adam was DEFINATELY faster--hoping and praying this little one arrives soon and safely.

Growin' with it! said...

i don't know much about food remedies, but there is always the *other* (wink, wink) ideas out there. have i humiliated myself and embarassed you? oh i hope not. just trying to put a smile on your face as you wait! praying for a safe and easy delivery of your new little sunshine!

Jen said...

LOL about the "theme" in advice already given - I was going to say that, but couldn't think of a tactful way to put it...

I drank raspberry tea for the last month or two - more often in the weeks before my due date. I also went for lots of walks with the stroller and planted all my hanging baskets the day before I went into labor with Max, so go do some manual labor! (just what you feel like, right?)

I second the advice that the second labor is quicker - Max was born exactly 33 minutes after arriving in labor & delivery - my kind of labor!

I'll be checking for some news soon - maybe you'll hit Max's birthday tomorrow!

Just Mom said...

How about spicy food? That ought to get labor started. ;-D

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

so for the last week every time i see a new post from rohal call in my reader i think, "is this it?" and each time i am disappointed. not that i don't LOVE your posts... it's just i am so eager for THE post. :-)

enjoy some quality time with your man and look forward to hearing your baby news soon. :-)

Janelle said...

well....? how did the "quality time" and spicy food work for you?

Dying for an update!

Karen: said...

Sending you good vibes and fast labor vibes. :) I hope all goes well!

ChrisandMissy said...

Six pieces of licorice and running up six flights of steps, two at a time, worked for my friend. I'm not sure I could do that while not pregnant so I don't really recommend it.
You'll be on the other side soon!

Mrs. Fix said...

Well.... you're not pregnant anymore so I hear! I am so excited to meet little Camille! And I was so sure it was a boy. Congrats!