Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Waiting Game

Well, we've tried nearly every trick in the book (minus the castor oil, that one a little freaks me out!)  We tried the spiciest Mexican food we could find, loose leaf red raspberry tea,warm bath, walking, rolling bath and forth on an exercise ball, massage,  and two other things that I don't want to mention on here (lol!), but it looks like this baby is just gonna come when he's good and ready!

Our last doctor's appointment was on Wednesday,  doctor guessed that Jackson weighs between 7.5 and 8 pounds!  (the size of a small watermelon) I lost a pound since my last appointment, yeah didn't know that could happen, but I guess it's normal near the end of your pregnancy.  Don't get me wrong though, that's great!  I don't want to gain anything else!  I am dilated to a two, 80% effaced, and the baby is positioned at a -1.  So pretty much, we are ready to roll if I could just start having some contractions already!  I have been having them spuratically, but that's about it.  Oh, except on Friday I had about four an hour for a couple of hours...That was as close as they've gotten.  We thought for sure that was going to be it.  That they would slowly just get closer and closer together, but I went to bed, woke up, and sadly they were gone :(

Now it looks like we're just going to have to learn some patience.  Maybe it will make me a better mother...