Wednesday, December 10, 2008

39 weeks, 5 days

I've never made it this far... And I never thought that I would!

On Monday, I had contractions from about 8:30 to 3 am (I think I wrote about that one).

Yesterday, Tuesday, I had even more powerful contractions for about an hour in the late afternoon.

Both times, after I'd called my midwife - Elaine is on call this week - the contractions petered out or died completely. I'm not calling Elaine again! Catherine is on call starting Friday, so we'll try for then. If the contractions leave after calling Catherine, I'm doing this on my own! Robynn has promised to pat my back, and that's really all anyone needs until the baby is out, right???

Blessing has GOT to be a BOY!

I had a midwife appointment today. Blessing measured 37 cm on the outside, and Catherine did an internal - discovering that Blessing has regressed. Further proof that he's a boy!!! Blessing has de-engaged a little and taken my cervix with him. I'm now only 2 cm dilated (I was 3 last week). Catherine said this is common and not to worry. I think I need to start listening to heavy metal music. Maybe I'll put the ear phones right on my belly!

At least I haven't gained any weight since last Monday! Catherine figures Blessing is around 8 1/2 lbs right now.

I was also given a recipe for a "Labour Induction Cocktail." Truly, it sounds very appetising. You should all make it up for yourselves... Here's what I get to drink the next time I have a contraction:

2 tbsp. almond butter
2 tbsp. Castor oil (yuck!)
3/4 cup apricot juice
5 drops verbena oil - apparently the magic ingredient!

I get to mix this all up and down it after my next contractions, and then again 5 hours later. Yummy. Bet you're jealous...


Tricia said...

Hmmmm, that does sound tasty. So super jealous!

Leah said...

Well, I personally hope Blessing waits until Monday. That way you can have Katherine there and we can see you all at our place Sunday.

Lewis family said...

I was so close to getting to make that yummy concoction...I will live vicariously through you, my friend! *grin*

It is getting so exciting every day! Yeay for Blessing!!!!!

Erin said...

I was personally advised to follow the 4 S's:
1. seafood
2. speedbumps
3. strolling
4. SEX

You don't have to tell me if you try it!

Eleana said...

It does sound so tasty! I hope you are doing well... nearly there :o)

Eleana said...

Catherine and Elaine are wonderful, I couldn't have done it without them :o)