Thursday, November 5, 2009

Come out, come out wherever you are!

I am still in full baking mode with 9 days left until the little guy's due date. It's funny. I spent the majority of my second trimester and the first part of my third trimester terrified of pre-term labor and now I am convinced that this kid knows a good thing when he sees it and will not make an appearance without some aggressive coaxing. So far, I've dilated, oh maybe a 1/2 centimeter (not even notable in the charts) and although my cervix is starting to soften, it's done very little. I'm convinced it's made of steel and it'll take the jaws of life to get this little dude out. And trust me, we've tried EVERYTHING but the jaws of life this week to get things moving, including but not limited to:

-Sexy times (although Mr. S is convinced that if it were daily, that would be the answer...haha, I'm 9 months pregnant. Easier said than done)
-Eggplant parmesan
-Plain old walking/activity
-Prego pizza at Skipolini's

(As you can see, my methods largely revolve around food, as most of my life does nowadays)

I can't complain an incredible amount about these last days, but I will anyway. :) Yeah, I'm large and in charge and climbing one set of stairs makes me see stars (which sucks given that I live in a tri-level). I'm sore all the time and have terrible insomnia, heartburn and pee every 15 minutes, but hey, if this is what it takes to finally bring our guy home, I'm all for it. I have more musings on this journey so far, but as my sporadic blogging can attest to, I've been feeling uninspired lately and will return when I have something more earth shattering to say!


Martha said...

I am so glad you are doing well, how exciting you are so close!!
Balsamic Vinaigrette salad dressing is another food remedy to start labor. Best Wishes to you all and I hope you cherish this special time and enjoy Labor and delivery.

Tara said...

So exciting! Best wishes for a quick delivery and a healthy family of 3 :)

Nikki said...

Good luck Shelby! Can't wait to see your little guy!

Oh - and eat spicy food. Apparently that helps too (old Indian belief!)

All the best for a quick and easy delivery!

Michelle said...

WOW he is almost here. I am so excited for you. I hope he comes for you soon!

Shelby said...

Spicy food, i.e. Prego Pizza. Check. My innards were on FIRE!!!

Sarang said...

Haha, love the "he knows a good thing when he sees it". Hell, yeah, I'd stay in all cozy, too!

You already have done what I'd suggest, walking, walking, walking.

Am looking forward to reading more of your blogging, esp the early newborn days, if you're up for it.

Thinking of you, as always.

mrs shortcake said...

How exciting! I can't wait to see him!

Just Me. said...

oooh shelby, how exciting...i'm staying tuned!

wishing you all the best and breathe breathe breathe...


Lorraine said...

You are ALMOST THERE! Of course, a lot of first babies are latecomers, so maybe you have a little extra time, but you never know...

My daughter was three days early, and I had no signs at all except semi-diarrhea for a few days before labor started. The prostoglandins loosen things up, so it's not an unheard-of sign of impending labor. Stock up on the toilet paper, just in case!