Excuse me, you there, you standing behind the counter,
you on the other end of the line,
you at the checkout,
and you sitting at the table behind me, got a minute?
You do not, under any circumstances say to a woman as heavy with child as I am, “You mean you haven’t had that baby yet?”
Nor do you say, “Is this another pregnancy or are you still waiting to have that other one.” I’d also recommend refraining from making ‘witty’ comments wondering what exactly it is I am “waiting for.”
She’s a bright kid, she’ll come out when she’s good and ready.
That said, if anyone wants to offer up ideas beyond raspberry tea, spicy food, sex, walking up hills and lifting heavy shit I’d be much obliged because as fun and wondrous as a few of the aforementioned suggestions were, they ain’t workin’.
I found that pummeling some insensitive jerks brought on labour. No, wait, I was still ten days overdue. But, dayum, it would feel good to hit someone, wouldn't it?
Also? We're driving down to Florida at the end of this week and I won't be checking in with the bloggerati while I'm away. So don't have the baby while I'm gone, 'k? Thanks. 😉
my mom induced her labor with me by rearranging her bedroom furniture. she'd kind of wanted a change anyway, but mostly she just wanted me OUT, since i was, um, three weeks or so late in coming.
gallbladder trigger points ala reflexology.
top that shit.
Ahhh, the last few weeks. I don't envy you. But what's waiting for you at the end…my oh my!
I did an all day yard work marathon and woke up the next day sore and still pregnant. Luckily I did go into labor later that night. I am so excited for you!!!
Funny stuff!! Yeah, I think through all three of my pregnancies I heard all of those super witty comments.
You are so right! She will make her appearance on her schedule and no one else's. Can't wait to meet her.
I have no holistic offerings on the inducing subject. Two of mine came early and the last one was a scheduled cesarean.
You already mentioned sex. It always takes a strong blast of pitocin to get my babies out of my apparently too-comfortable womb.
I had the great good fortune to be VERY pregnant one Christmas and surrounded by wisenheimers who thought it was DEEPLY funny to say "And LO, she was GREAT WITH CHILD" every time I walked in the room. Har har.
eggplant is supposed to be a catalyst. but really, she'll come out when she's ready. have you seen this world?? she's probably scared shitless.
A full moon and Chinese food worked for me…
Hon, I'm thinking of you. I click everyday, waiting for the good news. (Although your bitching totally cracks me up.)
Ha, great post! But in reality, good luck with all of that 🙂
I have nothing. I tried everything.
(And I wish I could hit the mute button on the asshats with no manners. Sheesh.)
It took me a nice shot of pitocin both times, too. So umm… no advice. But hey! Good luck.
I am uncommonly excited for a person that I've never met. Hee. The internet is weird.
::hangs head in shame::
I will admit, I've probably said all of those things to some pregnant woman or another over the years. I mean, in all fairness, I WANT to be supportive, but what does one say? If I ignored that giant belly you'd blog that some chick in the Walmart pretended you weren't pregnant!!! Admit it!!
I have nothing for you. But if you come up with something that works, please remind me in September. I tend to have babies 7-10 days past due. It is a bitch, but they do come out all plump, clean and pretty.
Dark chocolate truffles worked for me.
All that stuff is as annoying as ever.
Oh man. When my son was late my FIL would call me every.single.day. and ask "you're still there?"
I love the man but oh there were SO MANY things I could have said to that! I remember that pain.
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