Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Waiting Game

With week 38 of my pregnancy coming to a close, the tedious waiting game begins...
At this point of the pregnancy, I am soooooo ready for our little girl to be here. I feel as though the past 9 months and 1 week have lasted forrrreeevverrr! (Even though they actually went pretty quick...) Every time I struggle to turn over in bed, get off the couch or just bend down to pick something up, I am like “when will this baby get here?!" I can hardly wait to be able to pick up Ryder's tennis ball off the ground and be able to throw it for him like I used to be able to do, or sleep without shifting the entire bed every time I turn over, or just wear normal clothing again! On top of all that, there is the excitement and anxiety of finally becoming a mom and meeting our little girl!

So as I enter these final two weeks of pregnancy, I thought I would research some of the old wives' tales of kick starting labor. Here is the list I came up with-- maybe one of these will work for me... ;)

- Spicy Food
- Frequent Walking
- Exercising
- Fasting
- Driving on a bumpy road
- Being frightened
- Consuming castor oil
- Drinking herbal tea
- Acupuncture

Most of these are folk remedies and some are even ill advised by doctors. Sometimes it is just best to let nature take it's course.

P.S. I would also like to wish the love of my life, my best friend, my rock-- a very, very happy birthday! I am so lucky to have you & our daughter is the luckiest little girl in world to have you as a dad. I love you so much.


  1. Happy Birthday to your hubby! And that must be so exciting that you're so close!!!

    1. I am so excited!! These last few weeks are soooo hard though, you just want the baby to be here already. :-) Hope you are doing well! Xx

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