No, It’s not time yet…

Posted on July 26, 2007

I’ve got you all on pins and needles, and then I don’t post for a few days… stupid me!

No, I haven’t had the baby yet. I’ve been on a non stop marathon to get this baby out and I haven’t been able to think of anything else or function. I have definitely lost my mind.

No, it’s not (just) because I am a control freak and want to be done with this pregnancy. I have lots of other concerns too, most of which I don’t want to discuss… Evenso, the baby is not getting any smaller, so the sooner she comes out, the better in my opinion. I’m not getting an episiotomy, so these are things I need to think about!

Okay, so I left you thinking I was going to start taking the Black and Blue Cohosh to induce labor and that it was actually going to WORK. Hmmm… Well, it didn’t.

Here’s the juicy details of the last couple days… (Beware TMI)

I started taking the Black and Blue Cohosh tincture Tuesday morning at 6:30am. I took about a half of a dropper full at 6:30, 8:30, and 10:30. I didn’t get any contractions at all, so I decided to take it once an hour. By noon time, I started having some intense contractions but they weren’t regular. Around 5:00 they seemed to be getting more regular so I decided to time them. They were about 8 minutes apart and lasting 60-90 secs. I continued to take the B&B for a couple more hours. Around 8:00 though, the contractions went away completely. So I decided to stop taking the B&B and get some rest.

Around midnight, my husband and I had sex (sorry TMI) and that started the contractions going again. I went to bed and tried to get some sleep. The contractions became really painful and woke me up about a dozen times during the night, but I was able to go back to sleep each time, because of the space between the contractions.

By 7:00am Wednesday morning, I couldn’t sleep through them anymore. They were much more painful and much more intense than anything I experienced before. I thought that I might be in labor, but wasn’t convinced. I waited an hour and decided to time the contractions and see if they were regular. They were about 15 mins apart at that time.

I figured okay, that’s good, well I’ll try to get some more sleep to save up energy. I was able to go back to sleep and sleep until 10:00, at which point I woke up and realized I wasn’t having contractions anymore.

I waited till noon time, with no contractions and decided to try the B&B again. I took half a dropper full, once an hour, for 6 hours. I had probably 6 contractions during that time, but none that hurt. By 6:00pm I decided to stop taking it because apparently my body was not in the mood to go into labor!! I didn’t want to waste it…

I haven’t taken any today yet. Instead, I am going to go to the birthing center and get my membranes stripped again. Then she wants me to go home, eat spicy food for dinner, and then have wild sex. :w00t:

She said “What we are doing here is what I would do with a natural induction but a little gentler- when you induce someone, you don’t just involve the cervix, the uterus, or the hormones- you do it all at the same time as that is what the body wants to naturally do. So, the cervix gets stimulated by stimulating the membranes, the uterus gets stimulated by the herbs, and the hormones get stimulated by the sex… and the intestines help give the uterus the idea that it wants to contract by the spicy food.”

And if that doesn’t work, at least I will have had a good meal and a little fun.

SO………. needless to say I am frustrated beyond words at this point, which is why I didn’t bother posting. I’ve had a million things to do as well. I have been getting 4-5 packages in the mail every day of product samples that I have to post about on my fashion blog and that is very time consuming. I have to review and write about so many different products right now, that I can’t even keep track of them. Plus I am getting dozens of emails asking if I received the product samples yet and did I like them and hell… I don’t even know what I did with them half the time.

This baby wants to get out of me as much as I want her to leave and neither of us are succeeding. I can tell that she’s uncomfortable and doesn’t have any room to move around. I wouldn’t want to be upside down for this long either… Plus the hiccups… The poor kid. I think both of us have enjoyed this bonding time together, but we’re both ready to move on and become our own person (again). I think we will both feel great triumph when we finally look into each others eyes.

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One Comment

  1. Momo says...

    Darn! I was hoping that the lack of a post meant the big day had come.

    It will be soon, I’m sure!

    As far as I can tell, my body is doing nothing toward moving the day any sooner…we are scheduled to induce on Monday. I’m torn about it – worried that it’s not “natural”, might cause me to have to have a C-section, etc. But, I’m also worried that my body will never push her out and I read it’s bad for them to stay in too long…

    Sorry for the extra long comment!






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