Somebody please tell me how to make the baby come out

Seriously, the waiting is KILLING ME. I’ve tried every natural birth induction method (except acupuncture because you will have to kill me before I’m allowing anyone to stick needles in my body) since friday and none of it is working. I have been more or less confined to the toilet for some serious business, but other than that, there isn’t even the slightest sign that Kirsten is coming out.

It’s probably way too comfy inside, what with all the goodies I’ve been feeding her and all that water to swim around in. It’s like a permanent spa. Come to think of it, I’d probably not want to come out if I were her.

I haven’t the slightest clue what labor feels like and I’ve been asking everyone who’s ever given birth to describe it to me. The forums aren’t that helpful either. Some say it feels like you need to take a massive crap, and others say it’s like the mother of all menstrual cramps. It’s supposed to be a dull, throbbing pain that comes and goes every few minutes. Mostly, the consensus is that the pain is so bad you lose all control of your mental faculties.

Not that helpful, cos my stomach feels like its in knots all the time. And with the amount of laxatives I’ve been taking, I seriously can’t tell the difference. Every time I feel some tightening in my stomach, I wash my hair and prepare to fly down to the hospital, but apparently, none of it is the real thing. I’m still here and Kirsten is still inside. And now I’ve got really clean hair.

When I last checked on Thursday, she’d already hit 3.3kg, which is already bigger than Tru was when he was born. At the rate she’s going, I’m going to have to squeeze a 4 kg monster of a child out of my thing, which also increases the risk of a wound rupture, which means that I could end up waiting all this time and having to go for another c-section. Gah!

I’m so desperate I’ve even tried to go all new age and visualize my cervix opening up like a flower, (complete with the nirvana music, as I would like to call it) although half the time I’m giggling at how retarded the mental image is.

Now I’ve missed the 4th of July and I can’t show off having an independence day baby. I’ll just end up having my kid on another boring, non-cool date. I hate it when that happens.

And it’s all thanks to my uncooperative cervix.

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  • Reply serline July 6, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    My c-section started out when my first child was born with a nuchal cord (the umbilical cord wrapped around the baby’s neck). Then my second one”poop” in the womb while I was at 40 weeks but i never dilated past 8cm and i had to have a c-section …

  • Reply VeR July 6, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    What about giving birth on 7th July/ 0707?
    Sounds pretty good too. Anyway, hang on there!!
    At least u have one less day of baby screaming!

    Remember to tell Kel to inform us when the day comes!

  • Reply Daphne July 7, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    @ serline – Aargh, that’s not good news for me! time is running out. If i’m not wrong, 40 weeks plus 3 days is the longest waiting period the doctor recommends, any longer than that its probably safer to have a c-sec..keeping fingers crossed.

    @ Ver – Its 1150p.m on the 7th as I am writing this. Now, unless i’m gonna have a dilation speed that’s will surely get me into the Guinness record thingy (or more likely, Ripley’s Believe It or Not)…

  • Reply AnNe July 8, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Gosh, I can imagine how agonizing the wait is, but hang in there Daff! We will be ‘willing’ Kirsten to come out, hopefully with our psychic powers combined, she’ll tap into the wired message and come out in a jiffy!!

  • Reply connie @ Young and Relentless July 9, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Good Luck! Hope the baby comes soon!

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