Today I am 39 weeks and 6 days along in this pregnancy. I really hoped that I wouldn't make it this far but I suppose the baby needs more time in there so it will have to do. I have been trying a few things to induce labor, clearly without success. Some of the foods that I have tried are eggplant parmesan, balsamic vinegar, lots of pineapple, raspberry herbal tea, and spicy food. I have also tried bouncing on an exercise ball, long car rides in Brian's bouncy truck, and we even went kayaking this weekend. The only thing that I have had a reaction to is the balsamic vinegar which has caused low back pain and irregular pre-labor contractions every time. I have since given up on my efforts of naturally inducing labor and I'm just gonna try and play the waiting game.
I was given advice yesterday to not play the waiting game but to stay busy and then labor will take me by surprise. I am trying to stay busy but when you can hardly bend over anymore what to do. Today I posted our couch and coffee table of Craigslist to sell, played with Goose, vacuumed, and now posting on my blog. I have run out of things to do. Since I am really bad at waiting we have decided that on Thursday (if the baby is still cooking) I will have the Dr. strip my membranes to maybe gets things moving. If that doesn't get things moving then I may schedule to be induced, maybe. I suppose getting induced is preferred over an unplanned c-section but we'll see.
Here's to hoping :)