Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I think I can, I think I can..

1:15pm Wednesday afternoon. Both of the midwives called me this morning to see how things are going. I explained that I had some nice mild contractions last night that disappeared again when I went to sleep. I was asked to go in to the birth center so I could have my cervix Roto-Rootered again.

I lay on the exam bed and the midwife does her business and starts LAUGHING at me. Like, cracking up. She said "I'm sorry.. I don't know how someone can be 6cm dilated and not be in labor. It's not funny to you but I find it hilarious." To sum up, I am at 0 station, 80% effaced, 6cm dilated............. and not yet in labor.

I was sent home again with instructions to walk and sit on my exercise ball. I was given a "magic potion" of special herbs known to put women in labor that I am taking every hour. When (if) my contractions come 5 minutes apart, no matter how mild, I am to call a midwife and she will come over and break my water and hopefully we will have a baby! If my contractions don't become a regular occurrence, I am ordered to take castor oil... eewwwwwwwww. That is the ONLY home remedy I haven't done yet aside from riding a mechanical bull. Not looking forward to it.

6 comments:

Husband said...

Personally I'd like to see the mechanical bull!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, yes it is pretty crazy that you are dialated that far and not in labor. This is one stubborn little girl. But I am sure she will be worth the wait. We're praying for ya!

Jenn Ann said...

Take Castor Oil while riding a mechanical bull!!!

neighbor chris said...

what did I say about the castor oil....
looking forward to meeting the little one!!

Jenn Ann said...

It's almost time for another belly picture...although a baby picture would work too! :)

Mary said...

CASTOR OIL!! YUCK!! well it sounds like you guys are taking all the necessary precautions while waiting for your newborn. These last two weeks will definately be something to tell the child(ren). As I told John earlier, PERFECTION TAKES TIME!!! Besides, she will surely be/is worth the wait!
The best for all three! See you soon!