Friday, May 26, 2006
We were so worried that I wouldn't make it to 37 weeks and now I'm almost to 39 weeks! (May 30) I really do hope that it's soon. I'm getting antsy about it. Besides, I really don't want the baby to get too big. Though I am confident that I can birth a big baby, I really want to avoid it if I can. So, my midwife gave me a list of things to bring on labor. I haven't tried using herbs or acupuncture yet- I will if I go past 40 weeks. I've tried using a breast pump for 2 hours, applying castor oil and a heating pad to my belly, eating foods with curry in it, walking for 2 hours, and having sex twice a day. (Honestly, that last one is the hardest to do. I have to get in the mood, I'm usually tired, and Eli has to be asleep.) The walking gives me some contractions but the others really haven't produced any. Carey has said that acupuncture is probably the best one to do, I just don't want to have to pay for it- even though I don't think it would be too much. I'm just so eager to see my baby. I want to know if it's a boy or girl (though I'm thinking it's a boy). I can hardly wait!