Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Plan B

I had yet another appointment with Mari this morning and still nothing!! I guess Alex has decided to be rebellious and make his own schedule as opposed to conforming to the one we have already made. Mom says that we need to get used to that. Due to the lack of progress, Mari reluctantly suggested that we not try to induce on Saturday, for fear that forcing our headstrong child to come out before he is ready could lead to a longer than necessary labor and/or the need to resort to a Cesarean. Which is totally cool by me. Concluding this wonderful pregnancy with a traumatic delivery experience is something I would prefer to avoid, and as such, I am content to alter my plans (and everyone else's) to do so. Besides, that just means I have more time to lay around by the pool!

The revised gameplan is for Timothy to come home Thursday evening so that he can take advantage of a very important career opportunity (aka a very important firm sponsored golf tournament). Then, we will kick the "natural" induction plan into high gear and do what we can - within reason- to persuade this baby to join us, e.g. walking, eating spicy foods, pedicures, etc. Let me know if anyone has any other suggestions (old wives' tales included)...


4 comments:

Tracy said...

Sarah,
Maybe you need to send Tim away without a cell phone,- of course you must be sure to know where he is- then do whatever your mom did to go into labor while carrying you, hang around the house until your contractions are somewhere near 4 to 5 minutes apart, then get in the car, drive to wherever he is (like your mom, who drove to where I was working), roll down the window and say "I think it's time". With this proceedure, Alex will be born naturally in about 3 hours. If this doesn't work, have mom find some rural railroad tracks at 60 MPH in her van. Be sure to buckle up, though. It's the law.

Weems World said...

Trying to be as "incognito" as possible. Keep doing the thing that got you in this predicament in the first place. Much as possible always helps. :)
Good luck!
That has worked to get me to 4 centimeters with all 3 babies. Then I was able to be induced to finish the job.

Christine said...

Proven to induce labor... Go to Bonefish Grill and order the Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer! Eaten on a Sunday night, it was known to induce labor by Monday evening! Good Luck!

grammy said...

Hey, I just got off the phone from Michele and she said at the next full moon (which is the 30th) be sure and show your stomach to the moon. Said it worked w/Rachel.