Don’t get me wrong — I’m still being patient, and I’m not about to ask to be induced or have my membranes stripped or anything like that. But I know our little girl is “fully cooked” in there, and now that our midwife is back in town it’s hard to not want her to come out right away! (And please, before our awesome doula goes on her vacation!)
Plus, the down-time in my husband’s work schedule is about to end in a week or so, if Baby A comes sooner, it means more time with her Daddy before he gets really busy again.
Things we have tried in the last week:
- Spicy food
- Lots of walking
- Yoga-ball bouncing
- Evening Primrose Oil (orally and …er… “applied”)
- Acupressure — 2 spots on my legs, feet, shoulders/neck, hands, back… basically whatever The Internet said was good for labor
- Red Raspberry Leaf Tea
And I read about basil and oregano MAYBE having something to do with contractions or something… and my doula suggested eggplant, so tomorrow I’ll be making eggplant parmesan with homemade sauce — tomatoes, fresh basil, fresh oregano all from our garden. (We’ll have to buy the eggplant though.)
I’ve had a few contractions, but they’re totally random so nothing to get excited over.
But I get excited about them anyway.
Hard not to, when my body is showing signs that it might be time… any day now.
(Then again, I could be pregnant for another 2 weeks!)