Thursday, February 19, 2009

End in Sight

Hahaha. It's just funny. My fashionably late little darling still doesn't want to come out so we're going to have to negotiate a little more strongly.

Looks like we'll have an induction Monday (possibly tomorrow but not likely). Hopefully he'll decide to just come out of his own volition in the next few days.

In the meantime, my cute mom is here to help with the baby and since no baby we've been having fun! Kris, Mom, and I have been reupholstering a rocking chair, making a valence for the baby's room, making pillows, quilts, homemade apple pie, tarts, painting furniture, going for walks - etc etc etc. It's been really fun.

We've also been trying all sorts of natural inducers. How much pineapple can a person eat???

The end is in sight. But since I'm not dialted, inducing might lead to a c section. Ah life. So if you get a chance, say a little prayer for us :)

P.S. And how could I forget? Spying on the neighbors. Yes, I admit - so our little house is across the street from the ex-wfe of the drummer of Korn. Her new boyfriend is pro surfer, Josh Mohr (who is also making a debut album? http://www.joshmohr.com/).

Yesterday they were having a photoshoot in front of their house with their beach cruisers (bikes) and we watched...shamelessly...with binoculars... We should probably be decent neighbors and go introduce ourselves. I'm sure we will after the baby comes.

She's stunning really.

8 comments:

Janelle said...

We will be praying for you. I hope you don't have to have a C section. Most of my friends that had to have them thought they were easier recovery than natural birth, but still hope you don't have to have one if you don't want to. Good luck.

Jinii said...

Kathy...it is Jinii Thatcher now Boren. When I had my little girl Addyson I was not dialated at all. They did the induction thing and the stufff they give you to soften everything up put me into labor and I had her in about 9 hours. I am sure you will be fine and your little guy will come just fine.

Anonymous said...

I would ask for some cervidil before they give you the pitocin. I have had friends that weren't dialated at all and that helped them so much with the induction process. Also I don't know since you aren't dialated but can they do membrane sweep? Good luck!

Emily said...

Evening primrose oil. Call me and I'll tell you all about it. I know the whole herbal thing can seem a bit out there, but there are some real potential benefits. Call me, seriously. xoxo

Brian/Heather Norton said...

Wow, I never would have thought that I would have my baby so much before you! Brian and I joked that maybe our due dates were mixed up--but maybe they were! Well, if there's one thing I have learned about labor, it's that baby really does "know best." I was so afraid to have Avery so early, but it worked out so well--she was just supposed to come out at 36 weeks. So, I know you have to be getting a little impatient, but just remember that he will be here soon enough. Oh, and P.S. being a mom is so much more cool and fun than I thought it would be. Yeah, you don't sleep very much but that's a small price to pay.

Christensen's said...

I've been induced twice with no dilation and both times baby came fast and healthy. You'll be fine!

The B's said...

I am so sorry for you. Hopefully the baby will come soon, you should try red raspberry leaf tablets, and evening primrose oil. I used them with my second because my due date was Dec 23rd and I did not want to be in the hospital on Christmas. It worked for me.

Also, we know those neighbors of yours, they are really nice. They used to skate our ramp in our old backyard.

li'l mil said...

Hey guys! I am so excited for you, you are going to have a blast with a little one. They are just cute at first but the older they get they just keep getting more and more fun! Kris is going to be a fun dad too. We hope you have him soon. Our little girl needs some friends close to her age.

L