July 26, 2011

Week 36

Oh what a week- blinding hot temperatures, a dresser completely sanded down and then repainted in my sweltering garage, and nearly every single wives' tale in the book put into practice in an effort to convince this kiddo to make an appearance before August. Despite the fact that we've had signs of impending labor including a whole night of painful contractions (lots of FUN!) and we're currently full-term (as explained last week), my body shows absolutely no signs of cooperating.

CERVIX, YOU ARE FIRED.

So in honor of the fact that I will be the first woman in history to be pregnant til the end of time, I give you all week 36 of our pregnancy.
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5 comments:

  1. Now that's a belly! I LOVE IT! You look just gorgeous even though I know you don't feel that way right now. haha Hang in there, mama. You're almost done! :)

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  2. I can't resist the urge to tell you to hang in there and let your little one bake a little longer even though that probably isn't what you want to hear. A couple of weeks can really make a huge difference in your baby. That being said, I am 2 weeks postpartum and was totally wanting my child to come early as well. After 2.5 weeks of being dilated to a 3-4 and 50-70% effaced, we scheduled an induction the day before my due date (because my due date was on a Saturday). I was miserable those last couple of weeks, so I get it. Really.

    So all that being said, I had acupuncture the few days leading up to my induction. My acupuncturist said that 4 sessions would put all full term women into labor. I only had time for 3, but I swear it helped things go faster. I don't know if they would do it since you are only 37 weeks, but it might be worth a try.

    Hugs to you!

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  3. Thanks for the encouragement! I think I would feel more optimistic about things, but the fact that we seem to be taking two steps back instead of one step forward is pretty hard to swallow at this point of the pregnancy. That and the fact that people keep telling me stories about how they know people who went 3 weeks overdue. Not particularly encouraging, so thanks for the kind words! I'll do my best to be patient!!

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  4. Yes, at a certain point it seems reasonable that you can assume that your body is moving closer and closer to labor- not the other way around. I thought it was frustrating not to be progressing, I can't imagine the frustration with moving backward.

    It actually makes me regret telling you to hang in there because people kept telling me to be patient and "the baby will come when he is ready" and all the very unhelpful advice that is supposed to make you feel better, but really just makes you want to punch someone.

    So instead of "hang in there", I am going to say that you must be pissed off and that totally sucks and I would fire my cervix too. Does that help?

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  5. Aw, I hope you know I really do appreciate the encouragement!! It can be tough to hear people say to hang in there, but I don't mind it as long as they're not telling me that it looks like I "have awhile left to go" (which my neighbor was kind enough to tell me a few days ago). At least I can hope that we'll be done soon... or else I'll be firing my uterus next!

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