Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Due Date Came and Went

Well, still no boy...

I had acupuncture yesterday, but that was interesting and hasn't sent me quickly into labor. I can not say that it wasn't effective. At my visit today, I had the midwife do an exam and she said that I was "ripe" and baby boy's head was low...pushing a station 1. So, it could be anytime, but that doesn't mean much. I'm doing what I can to speed things along.

I've been drinking red raspberry leaf tea, taking some evening primrose capsules with all my other vitamins, and doing acupressure on all the labor inducing points. Walking doesn't seem to help so far, but there are a few other things to make this happen, so, we'll see.

Ah acupuncture. I told J, my hubs, that I'd try almost anything once, and so I did. I didn't really like it. I don't like needles...I'm not super phobic, but they make me uncomfortable. I chose not to look but it was still a mind over matter game in order for me to "relax." It did hurt actually when she would basically thump each needle in place and then twist. Once the needles were there you really didn't feel them, only a warmth or something that my body interpreted as increased blood flow to the area where the needles were. But then she came and "tweaked" or twisted the needles again. I don't believe in all that Chi business either, but I'm sure there is some value in the whole increase of circulation to problematic areas...I don't think I'll do it again. I did really like the lady though.

And that was that. So now I'm waiting. I'll keep you posted.

5 comments:

kathylove said...

God knows the exact day that little boy will arrive...can't wait until He lets us know:)
love U and praying for you all, auntkathylove

Alyson said...

I also tried acupuncture recently... once. And didn't like it. I couldn't relax because of my dislike of needles, also. And the ones in my hand hurt! I really did try to enjoy it, but I wan't having it.

Sorry you haven't had baby boy yet! Try eating something spicy. That's what my mom did, and I popped right out the next night. Or, I've heard that having sex works! Ha! Tell J to get right on it! :)

kathylove said...

Just a couple of more hours and if baby boy does not come, he will miss being born on our gson, Bo Schubert's, birthday. Well...Hessie Ingrams's is tomorrow...just maybe:)

Jules said...

Eviction Notice: To the current occupant of Gini's womb, hereafter referred to as baby boy--your momma is tired and ready to meet you. You are hereby served this eviction notice and must vacate the premises. A new residence, located at Momma's Arms Ave, has been prepared for you and contains complete 24 hour breastmilk service. You have been served.

Jules said...

Eviction Notice: To the current occupant of Gini's womb, hereafter referred to as baby boy--your momma is tired and ready to meet you. You are hereby served this eviction notice and must vacate the premises. A new residence, located at Momma's Arms Ave, has been prepared for you and contains complete 24 hour breastmilk service. You have been served.