Today, I took it easy. I sat on the couch for a lot of it and watched Vampire Diaries... I know, I'm a dork... but it's actually a good show.
Anyway. I got a phone call from my Ob's office. They scheduled my induction for Friday morning at 6am. So I'm prettty certain I will no longer be pregnant by the days end on the 9th. I am still holding out hope that she comes on her own. I would love for my last experience with childbirth to be as natural as possible. I can't make my body go into labor though. Someone mentioned wanting to know what all I have tried... well, let me see if I can make a list of it... WARNING some may be TMI! But they are all actual suggested methods so just cover your eyes and sing "la la la la" if you really don't want to know... ha.
Pineapple (fresh with pieces of the core)
water break cookies
expressing milk (nipple stimulation)
pressure point massage (accupressure)
eggplant parmeseana (2x)
raspberry leaf tea
I'm not sure if I am missing anything, but seriously, I have tried everything except Castor Oil and Evening Primrose Oil. The EPO my doctor nixed. He said it wasn't proven to work and has only given some of his patients infections so he said no to that. I never asked him about Castor oil, but if I know my Dr. he wouldn't be for it... So. There you have it. My self induction methods failed and TMI for the day.
Oh well. This will all be over on Friday. Not the way I intended but I trust my Dr. and I trust that everything will be ok.
I am getting really excited to meet her! Seriously you all. It's starting to become reality that I will have another child in my arms.
Thank you all again for going along with me on this. I know sometimes I could be "debbie downer" and I never want to discourage anyone... I just wanted this account of this pregnancy to be accurate. I think you all understand that. I could have pretended everything was awesome and happy all the time, but that just isn't me. I like a good candy coating, but only on Peanut Butter M&M's... :)
Keep your eye out. Next update will be baby and birth story, then this blog will be getting a break.
Thanks for the support and encouragment,