Danny and I have often joked that we are six years apart in age because when we made the decision to come down to earth, I was in a rush to get here and took the first opportunity. While he said, "I'm on my way" ... it's obvious to me he then proceeded to catch a few years worth of Heavenly Sports Center and made his way down 5 years and six months later.
A man's timing is not my timing.
So here are a few things I've heard in the last week:
- "You're still pregnant?!?!" Most common reaction from EVERYONE!
- "You still have a baby in your tummy?" How Christie (one of our renters) phrases it ... when she says it, it makes me laugh.
- "I can't find your cervix" followed 4 days later by "You have an elusive cervix." Yes, that was my midwife Kat.
Well, it could be a lot of things... or nothing.
I had one of those "Non-stress Tests" earlier today... so they check the amniotic fluid, and his size and heartbeat and responsiveness. The lady administering to me said everything looks fine, good... "He's really comfortable in there." She said, "Which is great news, or bad news I guess for you."
I just smiled and kind of half-laughed. (It was either that or cry.)
Kat scheduled me for a medical induction beginning Saturday night with Pitocin (ARGH!) on Sunday morning. It's a good thing the Bears / Colts aren't playing in the Superbowl, or I'd really be having a hard time (kidding).
Obviously, my preference is that he comes ASAP. (and not because "I'm miserable" or "Sooo over being pregnant"... I'm not. I'm fine. I may look like an oompah-loompah, but I feel more like it's my 2nd trimester again...I just have a bigger belly).
I really don't want to be induced. I don't want Pitocin... and I sure as Hades do not want an epidural (you know I have a fear of needles, right?).
But again, I am being shown that I am not in charge. I am not in control. And no matter how many times I remind myself that this is not about me, or my timing...it's hard to REALLY believe.
So I scheduled an appointment with an accupressurist for tomorrow. She said she's done work on girls who an hour later go into labor. Why not? I've got until Saturday night to try ANYTHING!
And yes Cicely, I know S-E-X worked for you and Alison...
Anyone else care to chime in on my crazy comfortable womb?