Theoretica, Chiro-- space! yes. I'm sorry, ladies,
Most of my hanger's-on have taken the hint and are dropping off or at least
calling before they come by, tho my godmama dropped by this am during mw visit, and my mom is officially here so . . .
Dana- Cytotec: yes, that's it, and apparently it can be baaaad
I asked my hb mw about it today. Guess I was lucky I got a half dose for my induction. Current mw says that the progesterone tampon thing that was mentioned earlier is much gentler and always works
in her experience, but it costs more $150 for one dose, and that's why hospitals defer to the cytotec. So maybe you can get the prog insert instead??? Clary sage essential oil used in massage oil on the belly is supposed to be pretty effective, from what I've heard *shrug* I am hoping the best for you and everybody else who is on a "deadline", that sucks!!
My mom is guilting me about not being here during the birth.
Now I feel bad about it. Everybody wants to be here and I wish that they didn't. Everybody else I feel okay about saying 'no' but I am feeling bad about my mom coz she hasn't been at any of her grandkids births and she'll actually probably be in town during this one . . . so this is pretty much her only life chance to be at a grandkid birth, kwim? IDK, we'll just play it by ear and if dd needs a buddy maybe we'll call my mom.
I just don't want people stalking around nervously looking at watches, ACK!
Ok- here's my quick update:
Ctx in my sleep and hard belly all night last night. Not a lot til 1:00pm today after mw visit, wherein I ate some homeopathics that help what's already going but won't "induce" independently. dilated to 2, very soft & effaced, baby station +1, engaged, and looking toward my right thigh
Sex and nip stim
Went to lunch and walk downtown. Nice crampy ctx abt 3-4 per hr for abt 3 hrs, mw on call in town (lives 2 hrs speeding away). Came home and rested, nada for abt an hr
Sent mw home w/ promise to call w. any changes.
Just now had one good ctx
They are definitely getting more intense, longer, and sometimes a little ouchy, but irregular. Still cramping off and on. Hoping for more sleep labor
That's about it. I feel like we're getting closer and trying not to be discouraged after things picked up and then stalled out after today's walk.
Sending everybody mad ELVs!!! And crazy baby love!
Maybe tonight . . .