Week 39

Here I sit, on my red exercise ball, bouncing and writing to you hoping my water will break and I’ll finally get to call my husband and say “ITS TIME.” I think he is as anxious for that phone call as I am to give it. I have been on this exercise ball a lot in the last few weeks. Not only to try and get baby out but because its more comfortable than even our most comfortable couch! The softer the surface, the more uncomfortable. Hard to believe I know, but there you have it.

I really wanted baby out a week ago. My doctor, who I love and delivered my first son, went on vacation at end of that week. I was praying and hoping to have this baby by then, but to no avail. He said I could wait a week past my due date and he’d be back! He actually said that with enthusiasm and a smile. I just sat there, looking more tired than normal with bags under my eyes and said “thanks, but I really don’t want to wait that long.” Then gave a little halfhearted smile of my own…

I will share with you what I’ve tried to get contractions going. I ate fresh pineapple, which ripens and softens the cervix, and did the exercise ball. Nothing. I have been on long walks and even jogged a little. Nothing. I even tried the castor oil and orange juice method. Nothing. Well nothing but a cleaned out colon and sore bum… It did cause a few contractions here and there but nothing lasted. It only got my hopes up to think it would work.

Tomorrow is Halloween and if that was to be his birthday I can honestly say I would be okay with it. He would have some pretty awesome birthday parties if that was the case. Sadly I have no way of knowing when it will be. I am tired, sore and done trying anything to get baby out. Obviously he will come when he is good and ready. Ill just sit and bounce on my exercise ball until the times comes… I only hope and pray it will be soon.

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