We just got back from the doctor's office and it seems that our daughter has set up camp in my womb INDEFINITELY. Dr. P. examined me and almost immediately said: "See you next week." We were all, "WHAT?!" Not only has nothing changed since last week, her head is actually HIGHER than it was last week. FRICK! This is so not cool. Last night I had a big contraction … it was menstrual cramp-y, took my breath away, and lasted around 30 seconds. Granted, I didn't have another one but I thought FOR SURE that it was working it's magic on my cervix. WHINE WHINE WHINE!
Ok, so now I need everyone's unprofessional opinions: Have you tried any of the old wives tales to get labor going? Some of you had suggestions earlier but I need to know what WORKS! I've heard castor oil (but how much do I take and when?), spicy food, long walks, sex, nipple stimulation, hot showers, some kind of foot massage (any clue how or where to press?), chili dogs, GOOD GRIEF WHAT DO I DO? And make sure it's safe. I'm not going to drink booze and I don't want to risk cord entanglement … HELP.
Anyway, the health report: I've lost 1.5 pounds, my blood pressure was a good 130/80, the baby's heart rate was 146. Everything's fine. EXCEPT THAT I'M PERMANENTLY PREGNANT.