Wednesday, 1 April 2015

The waiting game


One way or another, Chalupa Batman will be here by this weekend.  

At my first post-date appointment on Monday, my OB did an internal check and observed that although my cervix is "very thin", I'm barely a fingertip dilated.  As a result, she said that doing a membrane sweep would be pretty uncomfortable and that I wouldn't like her very much if she tried it.  I never thought I'd be disappointed to hear that someone would not be shoving a finger up my cervix in an attempt to manually pry it open, but there you have it.

With the Easter long weekend coming up, my OB's clinic is closed on Friday and Monday so we were looking at going a really long time before I could be monitored again.  That made me nervous, simply because I know that once I pass 41 weeks on Friday the risks to CB from staying put start to rise.  My OB seemed to feel the same, and suggested induction by Saturday if I haven't gone into labour on my own by then.  Both M and I were totally OK with that.  While we'd both vastly prefer this to happen on its own, we've been through way too much to take any chances now.

In the meantime, we've tried just about every single "natural" method out there to encourage labour, short of me taking any stinky herbs or diarrhea-inducing oils.  Sex, walking, spicy food, pineapple, nipple stimulation, driving on a bumpy road (well, that one was unintentional and mainly due to winter potholes and Toronto's shoddy road maintenance)...we've given them all a shot.  Sometimes several shots.

Giggity giggity.

So we wait.  And I get to use one of my favourite Simpsons quotes of all time:


Sadly, my Hungry Hungry Hippos game is long gone, so in lieu thereof M and I have been killing time playing Grand Theft Auto V.  Which, now that I think about it, may have something to do with convincing CB to stay in utero.  I can just hear him now:  There's no way I'm going out there.  They yell and curse A LOT.  And I'm pretty sure I just heard gunfire!!  Eff that noise, it's safer in here.

19 comments:

  1. How exciting and such a long time coming! Can't wait to hear about baby CB!

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  2. Eggplant Parmesan is supposed to work. I know, it sounds crazy...but it's worth a shot! That 3rd tri sex meme is hilarious (and disturbingly accurate). Good luck!!

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  3. OMG! The cats! Bahaha!! I can only imagine how anxious you must be at this point, after already waiting for years! But now you know CB will be coming any day now. Also, I'm pretty sure he/she is probably thinking he scored big time with pretty cool parents!

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  4. Come on CB! It's not as weird out here as it may sound ;)

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  5. Get a pedicure -- I'm pretty sure that's what started my labor less than 48 hours later!

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  6. LOL. I found one thing fun about being overdue: When people asked "When are you due?" and I would say "Two days ago..." or "last week" they would get this look of horror on their faces. Quite hilarious. One woman actually thanked me for not going into labour in her shop. Anyway, I hope the suspense ends soon and CB is here soon to watch you play video games on the outside!

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  7. Bahahaha! That cat picture is amazing.
    Come on out, CB! We all want to meet you! Don't keep us all in suspense.

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  8. Come on CB!! Your Momma's been waiting a long time!

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  9. That cat seriously made me lol! Come on CB!!!

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  10. I took the diarrhea inducing oil... it worked!

    I'm so very excited for you. This time next week you'll be in Mom mode 100%

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  11. I took the diarrhea inducing oil... it worked!

    I'm so very excited for you. This time next week you'll be in Mom mode 100%

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  12. Glad there is a date determined! Laughing at the cat photo...

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  13. Ha. The cat meme is scary accurate. Glad you have an eviction date set! You'll need to let me know what works and how everything goes - remember I'm going to be sitting around doing nothing the next two (or more!) weeks. I'm counting on you to keep me entertained and informed.

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  14. Hmmm...I think what worked for me was scheduling the induction. Suddenly she couldn't wait to come out! I hope things start progressing for you soon, but either way, you'll be meeting your little guy soon! So exciting!

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  15. Those cats are something else. Nothing like being 41 weeks to make you feel suuuuuper sexy. Sorry that CB is staying put, but glad that you're going to meet him this weekend, if not earlier.

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  16. That cat photo is hilarious!

    YAY! CB will be here so soon!!!!

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    1. Happy CBS day! Can't wait to get the update!

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  17. Just catching up on your blog. I tried all the natural methods too. When they don't want to come out, ain't no convincing them. ;)

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