Today I am 39 weeks pregnant. I can't believe it! Only ONE more week until my due date. I REALLY don't want to make it to my due date! I just need her to stay in here until Thursday after Curtis gets out of class then it's go time! I am going to try everything to go into labor! Everything except for maybe castor oil. If you don't know what that does it pretty much works as an extremely strong laxative. It empties your bowels and then supposedly triggers your uterus to empty putting you into labor. Seems like a very uncomfortable way to go into labor. As if labor isn't going to be uncomfortable enough... But I've gotten some good ideas from some friends. Such as:
-going on a bumpy car ride
-bouncing on a ball
-sugar free candy
So far I have only tried walking. I went to a park that has a long walking trail that goes up and down a lot that is over a mile long. Let me just say is was a lot harder then I thought and I was really sore. My back, knees, and feet were KILLING me!! But I am determined to do what it'll take to go into labor! I was going to pick it up to a job but like I said before I'd like to wait until thursday to go hard core so Curtis can finish out this week of school. He has next week off so it will be the PERFECT time to have the baby. So starting thursday night I am going to try EVERYTHING! I am scheduled to be induced on October 18th. But that is only if she doesn't come on her own! She better come on her own! I can't wait until the 18th! That is way too far away!! So for now I am trying some small things but come thursday it's go time!
Update from doctor appointment today: 70% effaced but only dilated 1/2 centimeter.
Here's a belly shot! I know, it's huge!
Send positive vibes my way!! Let's have this baby this weekend! Yeah!! We all want baby Brooklynn to get here already!!!