"Of all the animals, the BOY is the most unmanageable!" ~ Plato

12.06.2006

Appt. update

Well, not much going on. I'm dialated to 2 and 40% effaced. I'm really hoping this kid gets the bright idea of being born before next Tuesday. They've scheduled me for an induction at 6 am on the 12th. NOT my idea of fun. I've been induced before, twice. UGH! I'd really love to just have my water break. That would be great! No sending me home then..... So, anyone have any great labor inducing ideas for me to try? Anything that's worked for you? The boys are so completely impatient at this point. They ask me daily if the baby will come today. I guess they think I have some insider information that I'm just not sharing...... It's getting annoying though, all the questions about when... I finally had to tell my mom to "please don't ask me about contractions anymore until I'm on my way to the hospital" It's starting to get buggy. Just about everything is irritating me though right now.

5 comments:

Sarah said...

I don't have any ideas to get that baby out, but I've got my fingers crossed for you, Dana!

Amie said...

My oldest was born on Dec 12th :D It's a great bday, but I hope you don't have to go that long. Have you tried castor oil? I hear it works, but I never tried it, even when I went 2 weeks over last summer.

Tracey said...

Well, these aren't scientific, but they're at least fun to do while waiting and they did produce my kids within a day! I ate Chinese food and took an incredibly long walk (with stairs, stairs, stairs) before each boy was born. Good luck!

andria said...

I heard watercress was supposed to help and somewhere I heard pineapple, lots of it, would do it. You could make a pineapple salad.

I have no firm ideas as both my kids were way early.

Dana said...

Thanks for all the ideas. I don't know that I want to try castor oil. I don't think it's quite to that point. If he doesn't make an appearance by tomorrow, I may have some Chinese food for lunch....maybe a little something with pineapple and watercress. As for the stairs, I have a flight to walk up daily and I've been up and down more times than I care to count! Hurry up baby!