Last night Dave and I got the kids watched. We were going to go out to eat but I started having painful contractions that were 4-5 minutes apart. I thought that we might be having a baby. HA. NOT! After timing them for about an hour, they fizzled out. Again. So I am still pregnant. We did go eat thought... at Wendy's. Then we went grocery shopping, and went home and watched Thor... WHICH I REALLY LIKED... surprisingly.
I am not too upset about this, I promise. The only tough part is the waiting and not knowing. Is labor beginning? Is it not? It's also rough when the baby has bouts of not moving. This happened last night. I drank some orange juice though and she started pretty much dancing around in there. ha.
My clothes situation is fixed for now. I am using the larger jeans I got for me to wear post baby and just putting my tight cammies over the top. I really wish I would have thought of this earlier. They have these things called Bella Bands at Target and other stores, but I never bought one because I couldn't imagine spending thirty some odd dollars on a stretchy tube of fabric to put over the top of my jeans during pregnancy. This solution is much cheaper and it works fairly well. I am now more optimistic that I can make it a few more days or another whole week if I have to.
Not sure how often I will be updating. So far it's been daily since going into overtime... it helps pass a little bit of time. I guess I just want to remember my frame of mind. Most pregnant women are doing everything in their power by week 37 to evict baby. I did a few things that were supposed to help, like eating a whole fresh pineapple, eating spicey food, eating eggplant, and a couple of other things that aren't appropriate for blogging ha... but never castor oil. Castor oil tends to have the highest rate of success, but I seriously don't feel like putting myself or my baby through that, so I have steered clear.
Self induction methods are really just a way to pass the time for me. You know they won't work, but there's always that "what if"... so it adds some fun to this not so fun time. If you go into it knowing it won't send you into labor, it won't frustrate you either. The bottom line is, the only way to truly force your body into labor, and even occassionally this won't work, is to be medically induced. I do NOT want to be induced... so I am really hoping my body gets it's act straight.
Well. Here's to hoping Saturday doesn't DRAG on.
P.S. Every now and then I like to plug blogs. I really like this one. She is expecting a baby and she loves animals! She has some wicked cool tattoos and she is really nice! So stop by her blog and check her out...