I meant to log in yesterday and post but I spaced it.
I'm officially 40 weeks and 1 day today. I really hoped that I'd go into labor this weekend. I thought it would be really cool if Lily was actually born on her due date, but I guess she has other plans. LOL. I've been getting more cramps and such which from what I read is normal before hand. Still about the same on the contractions, they are completely random and sometimes very painful, sometimes not. That's been the story for two weeks now. But the cramps, very period like and getting those on a daily basis now. So I'm hoping that's a good sign.
Yes we've been trying ways to naturally induce labor. Sex, lots of walking, I got a pedicure last Wednesday. I'm holding off on trying spicy foods though. If it doesn't work I'd just be miserable with indigestion. I have my doctor's appointment in a few hours. This really will be the last one because if Lily isn't here by Thursday at 5:00pm I'll be checking into the hospital for induction. Knowing she'll be here by this weekend is very exciting. I might go buy one of those large exercise balls after my appointment today. Our birth instructor said bouncing on one of those could help bring on labor.
And because I'm lazy and not wanting to make a separate post, I've got a Mom vent below:
My mom came down with a cold/possible sinus infection this past weekend. I'm hoping it clears up quickly. She told me that if I go into labor this week she won't come for the birth. I pointed out that I'll be in labor by Friday no matter what. I also suggested that even if she wasn't all the way better, as long as she wasn't running a fever she could come see the baby but would have to wear a mask and just not hold her. My mom would rather not come see me at all because she wouldn't be able to hold her. I'm hurt by this because I want my mom there. I get that it's safer probably if she isn't there because she's sick. I just feel like there's more to this on my mom's end. My mom was really causing some stress last week. She was calling me multiple times a day when I didn't answer my phone because I was working. She kept trying to lay a guilt trip on me about how I want our first week at home to just be hubby, baby and I. I've asked her to come back for a week or two after our first week home and while she's agreed to that, she's been trying to guilt me out of that for the last two months (ever since I brought it up). This weekend I hit my limit and stopped answering her calls. So when I finally did call her on Sunday, now she's sick. It sucks, and I want her to come, but I'm feeling like her position on not visiting is more her way of trying to guilt me than anything. I'm probably wrong about that. At least I hope I am.
Ugh! My mom and I aren't as close as I'm sure she wishes we were. We are both very different. My sister is the mom-clone. While I do get along with my mom for the most part, she drives me crazy and is a big reason I live 5 hours away. She's very controlling and extremely nosy. Being 5 hours away helps keep our relationship as close as it is. I actually see her more often now than when I only lived 2 hours away. But regardless, I still want her to be there when I have Lily. Not in the room but in the waiting room. Hopefully it all works out.