After everything that we've been through, there are two words that Dennis and I always thought about. And now we're there. And we can say it. Finally.
Connor is ... (drum roll, please) ... FULLY COOKED.
As of last weekend (37 wks), we are considered full term. His lungs, which are typically the slowest to develop for white males, should now be in full working order. Maybe that's why I've felt him having so many hiccups lately. He's practicing breathing.
I have tried and tried to think of something non-baby related to blog about but I can't. All that I can think is WHEN IS HE GOING TO MAKE HIS APPEARANCE? I'M READY. HIS LUNGS ARE READY. WHAT'S THE FRIGGIN' HOLD UP? WHAT CAN I DO TO ENTICE HIM TO COME OUT? So, I did what any eager and expecting mom-to-be would do: I googled it. And here's what I found:
To induce labor, you can:
- Eat spicy foods. I also heard that Scallini's eggplant parmigiana is known for inducing labor. We might go to Scallini's this weekend. Would it be weird to eat there 3 times in one day?
- Drinking castor oil. I'm not kidding on this one. I will tell you, though, that apparently there is a castor oil that is used to cook with in addition to the castor oil that I am imagining right now...lubricating the engine in a car. I think I'll skip this one.
- Sex. Oddly enough, it's not the act itself that induces labor but the prostaglandins in the semen are supposed to help stimulate contractions. Nipple stimulation is also supposed to work.
- If you have started to have contractions, walking can help with the process. That's an easy one. I'll walk all day if I need to.
So, ladies and gents, it looks like I'm off to walk the dog, eat some spicy mexican food and some Eggplant Parmigiana, chug some castor oil and then have sex with with my husband. He is one lucky man.