Friday, September 14, 2012

Operation Dumbo Drop!

I'm happy to report that after 2 months of bed-rest, medication, and multiple trips to the hospital - we've passed the danger zone! Actually, at this point, we are way past the danger zone. In fact, we've crept into the 'When the hell is this baby gonna be born!?!' zone.

I suppose my impatience probably has more to do with the fact that I've been saving my vacation time since I found out she was expecting, so I REALLY need a day off! Is that selfish? Okay...maybe a little. *shrugs*

Being the mama of 2 early arrivals, I am completely in the dark about this stage of pregnancy. My first was born at 28 weeks, my second at 35, so this is looking more and more like the blind leading the blind! 'Mom, what can we do to get this labor moving?' For me, I just stood up and the baby was trying to escape, so I have NO CLUE! Nothing seems to work: walking, jogging, pineapple, warm baths, yoga - poor thing is just miserable! (I've already played the 'see what happens when you have sex?' card - it's no longer any fun!)

This is starting to feel like the longest pregnancy in the history of pregnancies! With her being trapped in the house, it kinda feels like I've been grounded too! (Oh, what I wouldn't do for a glass of wine!) I've already reassured her that in the history of mankind, no woman has been reported to have been pregnant forever, it just feels that way. Although if this keeps up, she may have to start kindergarten in-utero.

Now, I know this isn't *really* the longest pregnancy. Elephants have been known to go a little bit longer, right? She is full-term, baby has reached her birth weight and all systems are fully developed - so let's get this show on the road! I WANNA MEET THAT BABY!

So this weekend, as you probably enjoy another mild, fall weekend, we're embarking on a mission. It's been appropriately dubbed 'Operation Dumbo Drop'.

What did you do to get labor moving along? Did anything work? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

~the granny


  1. You & I already talked about this. She will need Romy & Michelle. Kick back, pop some popcorn, pop in the movie, and POP out comes Miss princess Ava. last minor detail...she will need to be located at Grandma Edies. I promise it will be a success. It worked for me..but you already know this since you were my play by play coach.

  2. haha....YOU'RE A GENIUS!! Now if we can just figure out a way to get to WI tonight, hmmmm...