by Esther on Tue, May 11th, 2010

in Challenges,Pregnancy by week,Psychological,Week 40

Oh you guys! Honestly, we don’t need labor inducing tecniques. I get acupuncture needles all over my body, have been inserting Evening Primrose Oil for weeks, love awkward pregnant intimacy with my husband (even if I don’t want to talk about it on our blog), have had cervical sweeps, walk all the time, spend lots of time meditating, eat pineapple sprinkled with cayenne (ok mostly because that’s delicious!) and on and on and on and on and on and on. And then on. And on. Really. Truly. Madly. Deeply.

We know. We hear you! We read the books you recommended. We talked to our midwives. I get calls, texts, emails, facebook wall messages, gchats, facebook chats, and even pretty snail mail cards from everyone in our community. We love you all for that, but are feeling a little overwhelmed. And, honestly, we understand that none of it really works if the baby’s not ready.

I am trying to relax and not feel exhausted by pregnancy. I am madly looking forward to the batch of babymoon hormones I will get when our little crane decides that it’s high time he arrives. In the meantime, my best friend is going to arrive via plane tomorrow! We hadn’t been intending to have her here at the birth… but that could be awesome if it happens. Whatever comes with our imminent futures will be awesome as long as everyone remains in good health and high spirits.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jen Wed, May 12th, 2010 at 7:37 am

Whoo, well just hang in there like ya do. You’re right, if the critter isn’t ready, then he isn’t ready. Being “on time” means less here than it does at work. I was late, my brothers were early. We popped out when we were ready.

And pineapple with cayenne…I’m going to have to try this.


2 Anne Wed, May 12th, 2010 at 8:41 am

Definitely overwhelming…however Milton’s last post openly “invited” those suggestions. :) Hope your little one comes soon!


3 Milton Wed, May 12th, 2010 at 11:31 am

Well the title invited. But I guess not everyone read the first line of the post. :)


Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: