Thursday, June 26, 2008

Due Date Update

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!

29 comments:

dotmother said...

Yeah, and I'm going to help her eat for comfort!! Even if I have to put on 5 to 10 more unneeded pounds.
Grandma is excited to be here with the kids. Its fun to watch them in action, instead of waiting for tidbits of videos.
Liz is a real trooper. She even mowed the lawn yesterday, trying to go into labor. I watched from the porch, waiting for her to collapse. Actually, I swept the porch so I didn't look totally heartless and lazy!
So, if nothing happens today or tonight, then it's going to be mega-yardsale weekend. We HAVE to make the best of any situation, don't we?

Tash said...

Yes, you totally need to show that cold-hearted doctor who's boss!! ;-)

Magirk said...

Oh my gosh, I was so totally excited to come over and see your crying baby picture.

So sorry. :S

I hope the food is yummy, though!

(I'll pray that something will happen soon.)

Awesome Mom said...

I know that feeling! I was so ready to just have the baby already when I was pregnant with Evan. Luckily Harry got to come early thanks to my OB being worried about him getting too big (he was right to be worried cuz Harry was 11 pounds).

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

You know...you may find that once you pass the due date, the waiting is easier. That's how it always is with me. I just sit around and eat ice cream and assume I will be pregnant forever. Castor oil worked on my last one, but I was 12 days over already!

Michal said...

it sounds like you'll be spending lots of time in the kitchen on your feet, so that might help. my mom always said that stripping all the beds in the house and making them with fresh sheets was good for inducing labor. then there is my husband's favorite way . . .
hopefully that baby will come soon so that you can have your mom's help for as much post partum time as possible.
i wish i could come over and help you eat!:)

Erika said...

I tried everything under the sun with no luck. Scotty was due September 1st. Then they induced me on September 9th. He decided not to join us until September 11th.
I have no sympathy for you until you've gone 11 days late...
:-) Just kidding. I have empathy for you :-)
Good luck.
Keep walking the isles...maybe that'll do the trick.

MiaKatia said...

Oh man! I hope you go before Wednesday too. At least you will have some amazing dinners until then!

Amber M. said...

You totally need a male doctor at times like this. They don't respond rationally to tears. I learned that after my first pregnancy:-)

Crossing my fingers that you go before wednesday!

cellista said...

I'm so sorry you're still pregnant, but I sure wish I could come over and have dinner at your house this week!! It all sounds fabulous. My family is subsisting on, I don't really know what, while I'm deep deep cleaning this entire house this week.

My best advice is to walk. Walk tons. It always works for me. Of course, it worked a little too soon on my last one...

Cocoa said...

You could come riding in our bumpiest field with the oldest tractor. That has never failed for me or my sisters-in-law.

I feel for you. I had one overdue child and it was the pits. Here's hoping you have a surprise and it decides to come tonight!

Amy Y said...

Perhaps tomorrow, since you'll be overdue, the castor oil will work??

I'm sorry, Mama... My first was born at 41.5 weeks and it was NOT fun anymore after 40 weeks of pregnancy!! I don't envy you...

He'll be here soon! Maybe he's waiting to make his grand entrance until you have a name for him?

Just a thought ;)

perilloparodies said...

I wish i could be your next door neighbor friend so i could come over to help you some and distract you as you wait. hang in there. soon...

An Ordinary Mom said...

I'm hoping he will surprise you tonight with a fast, quick labor :) !! Wishful thinking I know, but I can still send those wishful vibes your way.

At least there will be plenty of sunshine this weekend. Maybe the heat will put you into labor :) !!

Enjoy your food!

Becks said...

Oh, Liz, I'm waiting with you. So many memories. Both of my boys were induced A YEAR (8 days) after my due dates. I remember the waiting. You are not alone.

LaDonnaMobile said...

No--you hafta take the WHOLE BOTTLE of castor oil like I did--taking a few spoonfuls only works if you are overdue with a nine-pounder in the oven. To get out a seven pounder (like I did!) you need the whole bottle. I think I drank over a cup of the stuff, but dang, it worked fast! :)

(Yes, sounds gaggy, but do you really want to wait SIX days more??)

Misty said...

Oh... Love... Hang in there.... We're all waiting on pins and needles. We know how cute you are so this baby is going to be BEAUTIFUL.

Mrs. Morty said...

Fire your doctor! If women can choose to abort their babies women should be able to decide when they have their babies (within reason). I'm all about doctors who will induce by your due date especially when your help is on a limited visit.

Annie said...

Hang in there momma. Just a few more days :)

Lisa said...

Oh, hang in there! I'm hoping for soon so your mom can help!!!

just jamie said...

I'm on board, you know, for support. Sign me up for lots of ice cream. I'm a giver like that.

dooleyinpng@blogspot.com said...

I am sorry, you are not going to want to hear this...but I only have one word for you. S.E.X. Forget about the castor oil! Sec is the only way. It worked with every one of my 3 children. There is testosterone in semen, and it works like a charm. I know it is the last thing on your mind, and even uncomfortable, but trust me!

Sonja said...

mmmm....egg rolls...Indian food...rice crispies...salsa....

Man! Those are all my favorites too. Maybe if you make the salsa and Indian food real spicy...

My second was 2 weeks over due. I was praying that she would come before my mom left for Finland. Didn't happen. Midwife wouldn't induce. I was mad and miserable. All was forgotten when I held that sweet little babe. :)

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

Just hang on :)

Prudy said...

Oh-I hope your long wait is almost over. I was late with both of mine and you just feel like you better get that baby out so you can get on with life. I like you approach with food therapy. Enjoy it while you still have time to cook! I'd be all over that mango and avocado salsa.

Tirzah said...

You are hilarious! I love the shopping list. It sounds like you went hungry!

Laura said...

I took caster oil when I was 3 days overdue... and it was a tough labor. I found a website that may help. I see it as having 6 days to figure out everything you can do to get that baby out! Hahah!

How to induce labor

Shimmy Mom said...

That's how I shop too. Emotion based 100% . (Then I feel like an idiot when I get home and realize that I forgot 4 important staples.)
I totally feel your pain about the due date thing. I literally broke down and bawled on my due date to my OB with my fourth. "My mom's only here on more week, my hubby's unit just got deployed and I don't know when they will make him join them, or when they'll be back!" I must have looked like a pyscho!
I will cross my fingers that you go before Wed.!

Sherri said...

My sister was determined to bring hers early(13 days early, 6 and half lbs). Of course mine was overdue(9 lbs) but slept 5 hours straight at 4 dys old; hers is a mth old and still wakes up every 1-2 hours to eat. So here's to hoping yours will sleep like an angel for you! I love your shopping trip -I miss those days of being pregnant and feeling emotionally justified for doing the things I did. Good luck!