Tuesday, November 25, 2008

And the waiting continues...

I went to the Dr. today and still no progress. None. Zip. Zilch. In the past, it was believed that it was the mother's body that started labor. Some researchers now believe that it is actually the baby sending signals through various hormones or enzymes to the mother's body that triggers the onset of labor. So now this question remains: how do we convince baby Claire that she wants to be born? We try to convince her every day that all the squirming and kicking would be so much cuter OUTSIDE my belly, that we're excited to meet her, and that we want to play, but thus far, it hasn't worked. Anyone else have any bright ideas?

10 comments:

Meg said...

I tried everything in the book to get L to come out. Eggplant, bumpy rides, walking hills, raspberry leaf tea, even good old pitocin, but nothing worked. The raspberry leaf tea is pretty good (and mild, not like castor oil) so you could try it. It wouldn't hurt.
Hang in there, the baby has to come out at some point!
I had a friend who did acupuncture to bring on labor. She swears by it.

Kamie said...

I can not believe you are so close! Wooohooo! I am so excited for you!

torrent said...

Well, if she is indeed Adam's offspring, this might work:

1. Lay on your back.
2. Put a bowl of peanutbutter M&M's on the other side of the room.
3. She'll probably crawl right out in 5 or 10 minutes.

Brianne said...

That pictures freaks me out, I won't lie. And times have changed for sure, I have moved on from diet coke (but shhhh, I'm drinking one right now).

laurel said...

Hey....I was at zilch, none, nothing too. ANd then my water broke a week early.

So don't let that get to you. She will come when you list expect it.

hooli said...

i have no advice as i spend more than half of my pregnancies trying to get labor to stop. so sorry.
it will happen when it happens. I'm thinking Dec. 9 -- hate to break it to ya.

Melea said...

I tried everything under the sun and nothing worked for me. I had to be induced, but caster oil, which I tried, did make me progress to a 4 instead of just sitting at a 1 barely. Still don't know if it is worth it though. The taste is nasty and it makes you sick.

grandma GiGI said...

Donn't rush it...you've got a week or two..she'll come when she is darn good and ready! Is that really her darling little foot I see there? WOW!

Sara said...

So eviction papers didn't work? Sad.

Michelle said...

That is the craziest picture! I love it! How neat you were able to get that on camera!!

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