Tim is just so sure that tomorrow is Foxy’s arrival date that he’s posting it on Facebook. Me? I’m not so sure. I don’t feel any “stirrings in my loins” as my mother so eloquently put it. Still, I can think of nothing else. Every move I make makes me think “what if my water broke right now”? On the elevator at work, driving on the freeway at 500pm or going to the bathroom at 4 in the morning.
A watched pot never boils, so I really need to focus my mind elsewhere.
I see lots of women doing crazy things to bring on labor. I would never do anything to harm my child. For instance, some women try drinking castor oil to induce labor. Hell, my own mother admitted to trying something so trifling back in 1974. She said it did nothing but make her sick and the thought of it still makes her gag to this day.
Yeah, I would never do something that I know is going to give me the runs. Just…ewww. That’s not to say I wouldn’t be willing to do a couple of things to get my body ready.
Walking– everyone tells me I need to be walking. It’s not that I am opposed to walking. I actually love walking. Especially if I can jam to music whilst doing it. But walking pretty much takes my breath away. Every day when I get to my desk I am breathing like I just finished a light jog.
Secksy Time– I can GUARANTEE that Tim won’t object to this method. And I really would love to knock boots every other day if it weren’t for this giant watermelon under my skin. Still, I’m willing to give it a try so, Timothy, feel free to bring the candles and hot oil over tonight. We might be able to do a little sumthin sumthin.
Red Rasberry Tea– I’ve heard that this tea doesn’t actually cause labor but just helps prepare your body. Sounds harmless enough, so I guess I wouldn’t be opposed to a little cervix-softening tea. Then again it’s hot as hell outside. I don’t really see myself drinking a hot liquid.
In the end, I don’t want Foxy to come a minute before she is ready. She’s already established that she is the boss of me so I guess her arrival will be no different. Walks and nookie are good for me regardless, so it won’t hurt to participate in those activities.
Did you do anything to bring on labor or speed up the process when you were pregnant? Are there any other methods that you are familiar with?