Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Waiting Game

Hi Baby Boy!

I cannot believe we are within DAYS of getting to meet you in person. This pregnancy has truly flown thanks to a busy work schedule, the holidays, and lots of travel. And, I've got to thank God for giving me a healthy, very uneventful pregnancy for the most part. Now all we've got to do is this labor thing....

Mommy has been pretty patient so far, but she's starting to get very antsy! I keep on saying to you everyday, "Whenever you're ready baby boy, we're ready for you!" But can I say we're DEFINITELY READY now????!!!!   Come on out!

Mommy and Daddy went on a walk to the lake with Colie yesterday, and boy, we were comical. It was not a walk for Mommy. It was a waddle. You have dropped, and by dropped I mean hanging low in there. I swear if I do the splits or sneeze you might shoot out like a rocket! Haha!  A girl who jogged past us even started laughing; I'm waddling, Daddy is walking Colie, and Colie is just bouncing along, tongue hanging out, happy as a clam to be on a walk. The jogger was definitely laughing at me and my ridiculous waddle.
Mommy & Daddy- 39 weeks and a few days!
Daddy is also trying to figure out ways to get you to come out (besides making Mommy waddle down the block). He bought Mommy one of those big bouncy balls to sit and bounce on.

He's also trying food tricks. On Tuesday night, he got Mommy Buffalo Wild Wings.  On Wednesday night, he got Mommy tacos from Barrio.We thought spicy food might do the trick! This morning Mommy ate pineapple, as that is supposed to have a natural effect to induce labor. Tonight we're going to get Italian- we read garlic, balsamic vinegar, and eggplant can do the trick, so Mommy will be getting a salad with oil and balsamic vinegar and eggplant Parmesan for dinner. Mommy also drank some raspberry tea this afternoon. We're trying all these foods to see!

Last night I had a horrible contraction after our walk. It was so bad, I fell to my knees and even got teary eyed. I feel like when that starts happening again is when we'll definitely have to go to the hospital. So far, that's been the worst one though.

I've been having regular contractions for the last 24 hours- anywhere from three to five contractions an hour. However, they'll go away after a few hours. I guess my body is definitely in practice labor. My boss told me to stay home from work today, so I bounced on the ball for an hour while I worked. I also tried the breast pump for 10 minutes, since I heard that's a way to jump start contractions. We might go for another walk in a little bit too. We're trying everything, so who knows what actually works if anything does! 
Me & You- 39 weeks and 3 days

Needless to say, we'll just have to keep waiting for you! But we're SO ready. Beyond excited to meet you, Little One. I can't wait to hold you and kiss you. We can do this labor thing. I know we can. Whenever you're ready!

Love you,

Mommy xoxo

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