Well, on Tuesday I waddled ungracefully into my 39th week of pregnancy. As I know I've alluded to previously, I was hoping I wouldn't make it to the 39th week of pregnancy, and I've been dreading going over the 40th week like I did the first time. Each of those 11 days that I went over were excruciatingly long and frustrating, and hanging over me was the looming fear of the impending induction. Which did end up eventuating, meaning no water birth for me.
Everyday I am still waiting in anticipation, but I'm trying desperately not to stress or get as frustrated as last time about it. I'm trying to relax and enjoy my quieter days and trust that my body and my baby will find a time that is optimal for us both, that delivers the least amount of stress on my body and a healthy baby ready to make her appearance to the world.
I've officially been kicked out of our bed, and I've moved into the spare bedroom. Apparently I make too much noise when I roll over, and I take up too much room. I'm not complaining because I really like the spare bed, and when Ezra gets up early in the morning it isn't me he starts jumping on, so I'm getting a bit more of a sleep in!! Which I desperately need because I'm often up eating oatmeal at midnight and unable to sleep.
|A really grainy bathroom shot! You're welcome!|
So, what methods do you swear by to get that baby out? I've heard great things about acupuncture. I've heard that castor oil works, but I'm not sure I want to deal with the explosive diarreah that accompanies it.
If you want to see my actual maternity style posts here they are below!
Maternity Style: 37 Weeks Black, White & neon
Maternity Style: 35 Weeks Floral Fun
Maternity Style: 34 Weeks Party Dress
Maternity Style: 33 Weeks Acid Wash
Maternity Style: 32 Weeks A bit of Neon
Maternity Style: 30 Weeks Studs and Sandals
Maternity Style: 28 Weeks Maxi Dress
Maternity Style: 27 Weeks Harem Pants
Maternity Style: 26 Weeks Aztec Print