Whoa. I look tired and swollen, and…tired, here, don’t I? I did shower. Didn’t brush my hair or put anything on my face yet though. And yes, I am tired. I’m just upstairs in my office trying to work on new arrivals for slowre today and photographing all the newest items for next week (FYI, there’s 5-6 pieces of OS and OSP linen Elizabeth Suzann coming next week – and some small ES launching at 11 AM CST today!). I am going to meet a friend in a little while and take back my Nordstrom order so I had to get dressed to go “out.” Might as well document it LOL.
I don’t know how we do it, pregnant women, make it through these last few weeks. I know my doctor isn’t inclined for me go past 40 weeks (just increased potential for complications), so I only have 2.5 more weeks of this, but some women go to 41 weeks or a few days after. HOW???
Again, all things considered, this pregnancy has gone so well for me. All of my discomfort has been minor and relatively easy to deal with, and it’s seeming to zoom by at the end. Still, I’m ready for this part to be over and move on to the next.
We did discuss induction for 39 weeks at this Monday’s dr. appointment though. I can’t say it’s not appealing to schedule the birth (as much as you can, the induction might not “take”) for a certain date, but I’m not inclined to induce unless something happens that puts me or the baby at risk between now and then. So far I’m dilated 2 cm, he weighs about 6.8 ounces and fluid levels are where they should be. So all is well.
I’ve started to eat 5-6 dates (which are natural pitocin) per day with some almonds or walnuts (yum!!), might try some raspberry leaf tea, and someone mentioned pineapple for the prostaglandins on Instagram – to help with natural induction. Along with the “other things”…Ahem. Can’t hurt to try any of these things I don’t think, and maybe they’ll hurry labor on a bit – after all, he’s “done” at this point haha, and could come any time, safely. We’re ready for him.