Thursday, January 31, 2013

{p,h,f,r} The Still Pregnant Edition

As much as I appreciate all of the excited inquiries as to whether or not I've had the baby yet, I'd like to just ease everyone's minds and tell you all that no, I have not had the baby--and yes, when I do have the baby I will surely let everyone know, and if you ask me again I will most certainly respond by telling you that actually yes I did have the baby last week but didn't bother to tell anyone because that's how I roll :)


I may still be pregnant but at least the weather is beautiful here and I've got grandpa and grandma Reintjes to entertain the children while I wallow in self pity.  I have to admit that this was much more fun before my midwife informed me this week that my wallowing should occur standing up because "gravity is my friend now".....awesome.


Both Davids are getting a lot of extra bonding time in--it's a good thing they like each other because the way things are going it's going to be another couple of weeks before this baby makes his appearance and grandma and grandpa are sooooo not leaving until that happens.....



My midwife also wanted to go ahead and schedule me for an induction but I convinced her to let me wait until I'm actually past my due date to start planning pitocin drips and IVs that pump you so full of liquid ice that you need a constant supply of at least three heated blankets to stop the shivering--not to mention the inevitable epidural.  I've done contractions with pitocin and without and I'll give the pitocin a big no thank you very much.  I've got until Monday to produce a baby on my own so hopefully things will just work out without needing any extra interventions--any extra prayers would be much appreciated!

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  1. Praying for you! I've also done the with and without pitocin and if I'm going to labor with pitocin it's going to involve an epidural!! I bet your tired of people telling you the 'best' way to get labor started too, after 9 pregnancies I figured out that aside from medical intervention, a baby comes when a baby is ready despite all the 'best' methods of launching the process. Yes, labor can be started but that doesn't mean it will produce a does mean you'll be even more uncomfortable and exhausted while you wait. Gravity really is your friend, other than that I'd just pray. I'll pray for you too!

    1. Thank you! I've been walking as much as I can but it seems the couch is just as much my friend as gravity these days :)

  2. Praying for you! I've been induced and from experience I say I hope the little one comes on their own!

  3. I'm hoping you get to have this baby without the pitocin too! It's definitely not fun. I'm glad you have some help. I can't wait!!

  4. You have been in my prayers and I know I will hear from brother Dave when John Michael is in your arms.

  5. Oh! I hope you can get away with no Pit. Even today isn't exactly late, is it? I'm not a fan of Pit either -- hang in there and God bless!


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