Monday, April 4, 2011

Still Here

I realize I'm at the point in my pregnancy where a long silence on my blog might lead some of you to think I've gone and had my baby without notifying you. I just wanted to assure that such is not the case...at least not yet. I sit here at 39 weeks 1 day, enjoying my first official day being unemployed, contracting once or twice an hour, but not really feeling on the cusp of labor yet.

I did have my labor-inducing acupuncture appointment on Friday, complete with electro-stimulation in several spots. My acupuncturist said that my body might not be quite ready yet but assured me that the acupuncture would help get it ready faster. And what do you know, about 24 hours later, I lost a major chunk of my mucous plug. Not very pretty, but at least it confirmed that my body is doing something. I'm back to examining toilet paper now, which definitely takes me back to the days of scrutinizing my CM for egg-whites. Now I'm looking for globs and streaks of brown (and seeing a lot).

I had another acupuncture treatment this morning and plan to go in again on Thursday. I think I would normally be okay with going a bit overdue, but with our trip to China looming at 5 weeks after my due date, I'd really prefer not to see 40 weeks. And I'd really prefer to avoid any pitocin in my labor experience.

Time to pull myself away from the computer and go shop for dinner tonight. I'm taking it one meal at a time this week rather than my usual week-ahead meal planning. If nothing else, I figure it will get me out of the house every day.

10 comments:

sienna said...

ooh, soo exciting how close you are!! i haven't even thought about acupuncture in ages, bc i stopped going after i got my bfp. but now that i think about my fear of being induced, i think i'll go back once i hit 37 weeks. you have sooo many changes coming up!! hope you are relaxing and yaay for being off work :o)

Josey said...

Wow, I can't believe you're so close. Hoping that the next blog silence is broken by a picture of your little one. :)

Alex said...

How very exciting! I hope that baby comes soon!!!

Lesley (and Eric) said...

Excellent progress!!! How exciting. Come on out, baby! I bet you go today or tomorrow-- i can't wait to hear!

Kakunaa said...

Soooo close! I can't wait to hear how it goes once you have the bean! Good luck, hon!

AnxiousMummyto3 said...

You are getting so close now! I did think something might have happened, but sounds like it will soon :) good luck xxo

Amanda said...

I'm so excited for you! I can't believe you're already starting to feel contractions...that's great how well the acupuncture is working for you. Not much longer now!

Food shopping sounds like the perfect distraction :)

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Augusta said...

You'll be a mama soon, soon, soon. My thoughts are with you, Ceejay. May the delivery go smoothly.

Nic said...

There's always castor oil... :) i hope you don't need any outside help though, and that you have your babe in arms pronto. Good luck with your labor!!!