Tuesday, December 16, 2008

No end in sight!

Hi everyone!

I figured I'd post an update since the baby countdown is officially over and now the unbearable waiting begins. There is no sign that baby boy #4 will here anytime soon. I had hoped to be ready enough that my doctor could induce this week so that we don't run the chance of a Christmas day delivery. At my appointment on Monday, the stars were not alligned and my doctor couldn't risk starting me because this little guy is floating so high up that he is at risk for flipping over during labor and becoming an emergency c-section delivery. I was distraught, needless to say.

Since then, I have taken matters into my own hands. I am back to playing racquetball for as long as is physically bearable and I'm doing homepathic things to "naturally" help induce labor. If anyone has any brilliant ideas or some funny ones you wanna throw out there. I'm just about ready to try anything.

If things change, I'll get it posted asap but it looks like we'll be welcoming a little one next week.

5 comments:

Twilley Family said...

You poor thing. I did yoga the night before I had Lincoln. Getting in some of those frog legged squat moves does something. Bounce on the tramp for a while. I hope he comes before Christmas for ya!!

Fairbanks Family said...

I'm so sorry, I hope he comes soon I hated being past the due date. I have no suggestions since Allison was 12 days late and the others were scheduled c-sections.

Amy Jo said...

Oh heavens... I have never had a baby before, I wish I had awesome advice for you! How about I just pray that baby number 4 comes soon!

Terry Family said...

I can not even imagine going over a due date. You poor thing -- pregnancy is enough torture for 9 months as it is! I like Michelle's idea of those frog-legged squats, that sounds pretty labor-inducing to me. I had a co-worker once that wanted to induce labor and so she tried the age-old remedy of castor oil. Anyways, she ended up missing a few days of work with severe diarrhea, but no baby. Doesn't sound pretty, especially if the diarrhea is still there when the labor actually comes around....ewww. But you know what they say -- having sex like a bunny is the best thing to make the labor come on. Those gonadotropins are powerful things. So if you can break the usual final-month-of-pregnancy-abstinence-because-you-feel-like-you-can-hardly-move thing, then more power to you. Hump it up, baby.

Finlinson Fam said...

I have to agree with the "sex" comment. My dr. told me "induction by seduction" is the best way to make it happen...just enjoy the ride...