We are officially in our 40th week and as antsy as can be! I have tried every natural method of induction possible. I am willing to try ALMOST anything. The keyword in that last sentence is ALMOST... as I have been given lots of advice from birthing veterans and frankly some are just WAY out there... for even me... a very desperate and anxious preggo. I won't list all of the suggestions... as this is a family blog *wink *wink... but trust me, some women will really do ANYTHING to get things movin' and groovin' in the labor department.
Last night, I finally fell asleep around 1:30am and then woke up at 3am... watched 3 movies, returned to bed- tossed and turned... gave up and went for a 1-hr walk with Sumo. On a positive note, I felt empowered and rejuvenated after walking! Then, Andrew and I went to Massage Envy- using the last massage on my membership. I have been looking forward to this massage and saving it for the most miserable of times! I'm pretty sure that an extreme lack of sleep + 40 weeks of pregnancy + labor pains, body aches, a swollen silhouette and labor-hypochondria = "most miserable of times."
I can honestly say that it was the best prenatal massage I have received since I started my 6-month membership! I asked her to hit the pressure points for induction and she was fabulous. She started with my back and by the time she moved onto my legs, I was already having contractions. I never thought that I would appreciate an infliction of pain that I paid for! Unfortunately, the contractions slowed down about 20 mins. after the massage was finished but I was determined to hold on to this painful motivation! We headed home and went for another walk!
Current Status: cramps, lower back pain and baby is low low low
***I intend on going for another walk this evening!