TODAY IS MY OFFICIAL DUE DATE
WAIT! Don't get all excited for me, this isn't a pic of my new baby crying. This is me, stripped of all pride, crying like a baby in my doctor's office, begging her to induce me today.
I took the caster oil, and lots of it but nothing happened. I should have known, it really only works when you are overdue, and I wasn't. So, on Sunday they are going to have me do a non-stress test and give me the gels to prep me for a Wednesday inducement. WEDNESDAY... as in 6 more sleepless nights of pain, 6 more days of whining, 6 more days of... you get the idea. I told the doctor that my mom will only be here for 11 more days and if we wait till Wednesday then I only get 5 days of help with the new baby... She is a cold-hearted doctor (just kidding, she is sweet, but rational... pregnant-on-their-due-date-women don't like rational doctors) and she sweetly said, "no," but that I might very easily go before Wed. Riiiiight.
I left the doc's office with 2 choices before me. Go home and curl up on the couch and cry for the rest of the day. OR go therapy shopping until I could control my emotions again. So I headed to TJ Maxx and bought a new salad spinner (I know, I'm sooooo selfish). Then I went to the grocery store. Cruising the isles in my melancholy this is how my brain was working:
Hmmmm, we used the fryer last night to make mom's famous french fries, might as well use it again. EGG ROLLS!!! Got all the egg roll fixin's. Then saw a bag of tortilla chips on sale and thought, hmmm, might as well make my salsa that mom likes and if I'm going to do that I'm going to also buy these mango's to make a mango version... and avacado's too. Then I had to buy beets and asparagus because I'm supposed to be eating healthy. But as I looked through the beets I could smell the mint sprigs, and that made me think of Indian food, so I had to get everything for an Indian feast. And I passed the cereal isle while getting flatbread, only to see rice crispies on sale. You can't pass cheap crispies without thinking Rice Crispie Treats!
So, if my doctor won't induce me I'm just going to get fat. Yeah, that will TOTALLY show her who's boss!