Tuesday, October 10, 2006
38 Weeks and Counting
No baby yet! I've spent the last several days trying to learn to add photos, links, and other stuff without success I'm afraid. I've started several blog entries but couldn't complete them. I guess its back to plain old text for now. I've been in a flurry getting things ready for the birth. I ordered my birth kit (I shouldn't have waited so long) and am assembling other things my midwife requested. I'm cooking and freezing food, and purchased a new nursing gown and sling. The crib is assembled and all the baby's things put away. We had to rearrange our bedroom to fit it in, but it looks nice. I made a stunning discovery. I reported last time that I had Braxton Hicks contractions, but now several days later, I don't think I've had any. I think I only dreamed every night that I was having them- crazy huh? I haven't had one uterine contraction during the day, only vague remembrances of having them in my sleep. I'm almost sure now that I only dreamed that I was having them. The only discomfort I continue to have is this unrelenting heartburn, but I know the cure is coming. I'm writing my birth plan and my to do list is growing shorter every day. Still lots of cleaning and organizing around the house to do but everyone is pitching in. I hate to leave the house these days but still have several classes to teach. I'll have to teach till I go into labor, still short of trainers, but it can't be helped. Still easily annoyed but not yelling as much. I was greatly annoyed today when I went to the breastfeeding store to purchase my sling. The owner of the store was telling me about mutual aquaintances who both delivered their babies by induction last week, one for postdates, the other because she wanted to deliver at the same time as the first so they could share a hospital room (You see the hospital where they both worked and were delivering is remodeling so everyone has to double up while the construction is going on. She chose to induce so she could bunk with her co-worker rather than a stranger.) If that isn't the stupidest reason for an induction I've heard yet, please enlighten me. Have you heard anything stranger than that one? If so, please share. In fact lets take a poll, please share for all our devoted readers the strangest/goofiest reason for an induction that you've ever heard of. Stories like this make me want to climb on the roof and shout to the world that this is why I'm having my baby at home- to counteract all the madness in the world surrounding birth. What kind of dumbshit induces because her friend is inducing? Especially when she's 37 weeks and the friend is postdates? What kind of dumbshit doctor goes along with it? Even in plain text, I bet you can hear my annoyance.