Thursday, April 10, 2008

Pregnancy Paranoia

I think it's funny the different things that women worry about before going into labor. Some women have to get pedicures so their toes will be cute in the stirrups. Other women shave their legs every day, just in case. I know people who do their hair before going to bed so that if they have to get up and go to the hospital in the middle of the night, they will be presentable. The same hold true for make up (I still think it's strange to put lipstick on before going to bed.) I won't tell you which of these I am obsessed with, but I just want you all to know, that I already got a pedicure with my mom on Saturday, so don't worry about my toes. :-)
My sweet little boy is turning 4 on Monday! I can't believe it! Ben said, "wow, that's like an actual child!" I thought that was a strange thing to say so he clarified by saying that he's not a baby or toddler anymore, he's an actual kid. There was a time when Ben wanted our children to be born 3 or 4 years old so that they would be big enough to play with him. I think if you asked him now, he wouldn't trade the last 4 years for anything in the world.
After his birthday, I'm going to do everything I can to make myself go into labor. I'll try the spicy food and long walks. I tried some weird tea with Tyler that was horribly disgusting and didn't do a dang thing. I hear that castor oil does nasty things, so I don't really want to do that one. But if anyone has any other great ideas to make me go into labor without being induced at the hospital, please let me know!
I'm due Friday April 18, so it's time to start all of this fun stuff. Thank you all for being so supportive during this pregnancy. I'm sorry I complained so much and I'm sorry (Ben, Mom, Dad) that you guys couldn't eat garlic for the past 9 months. I'll make it up to you. :-)


Ben said...

you'll make up the garlic thing how? are we going to be eating boiled garlic cloves for the next 9 months straight?

Greg, Karin, Kylee, Sarah and soon Emma too! said...

I know it sounds really weird but someone told me that they had their hubby strip their membranes. My doctor did that with my last two and it worked for me....I don't know if I could convice my husband though...just thought i'd pass along the advice.

Miracle Gro said...

There's always sex. Prostaglandin, the hormone used to induce women, derives it's name from that pesky little thing in a man's body. So, why don't you just get your prostaglandin au natual?

Laurel said...

Not what you want to hear, but I don't really have any great "natural" inducement ideas as my one and only was bumped with pitocin. As for any pregancy "paranoias", they all magically disappeared when the bottom half of my body went completely numb. Who knew the epidural was such a godsend?