Here we are at almost 40 weeks! I still find it hard to believe AND that in a matter of days our lives will never be the same. Until that time comes we are, very anxiously, awaiting the arrival of little (or not so little) Kaylee Ann.
I still feel great. I struggle getting up and down but once I get there, I am good to go. I don't really have anything to complain about except that I want my baby. I have been on maternity leave for two weeks now and while I have been rather bored at times, I know I would not have been able to do my job well for the last two weeks (even though I did bring lots of work home with me). I think the timing worked out well.
Baby's room is just about complete. There are a few last things to set up and hang, but all her clothes are washed, organized and put away (finally) and everything that needs to be put together, has been. Everything on our to-do list is house related, not baby related. We have most of the garage cleaned and organized (so we can fill it back up with baby stuff), we are moving on to pulling all the weeds (which will get ignored once baby comes) and we have one more bedroom to get in order for the influx of house guests that will be staying at Hotel Bergin in the coming weeks. I know I will never feel 100% ready and I have let go of any need to feel "prepared". We will just deal with things as they come and do the best we can!
On to project EVACUATE BABY! We had our 39 week appointment last week and everything is looking great except the fact that baby isn't looking like she wants to come out anytime soon. I was still 1 cm dilated and 50% effaced. She seems to drop and then go right back up. I can feel her really low sometimes and then back up in my ribs other times. Our doctor wants to schedule an induction on April 12th if she hasn't made any progress by our next appointment. I know everyone's experiences are different, but I am not looking forward to an induction. The doctor I chose (while medically fantastic) has a much different outlook on labor and delivery than I. I plan to do things differently the next time around. Long story, short--I don't love my doctor and I don't want to be induced.
So, we have 9 days for this kid to come on its own. More for entertainment and to help pass the time, I am going to try all the old wives tales for inducing labor. Okay, not all, I will not even attempt to drink castor oil, but I think most others are fair game. No need to tell me these are "old wives tales" and they don't really do anything. I don't really care. I'm bored, need something to entertain me and keep me busy, and if there is even the smallest chance that someting I do will help, I'm open to trying it.
So what is your favorite old wives tale for inducing labor??
Oh, and I forgot to add that the whole full moon, change in barometric pressure (a storm) thing seemed to prove itself true last week. Every full term woman at my doctors practice went into labor last week during the full moon/storm, except for two. Yep, Kaylee couldn't go with the majority on this one. At least the hospital won't be as crowded when we finally do make it there.