Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The latest

My due date is tomorrow.

I have never been this pregnant before. Ruby was born 3 days before my due date.

I gave up on drinking all the raspberry leaf tea because... well... it's not pleasurable and after a few days of drinking 3 cups of it a day and nothing happening I gave up on it. I realize it's probably more of a longer term thing but whatever.

I had a stretch and sweep done (good times!) last Wednesday.

I've now been for 2 acupuncture appointments in which I was "induced" and nothing has happened. Cue the sound of a toilet flushing and 110 of my hard earned dollars going down it.

Ruby poured water on me while I was laying in bed this morning, soaking my sheets. I stared at it willing to somehow have been MY water that broke. No luck.

Steve has been sick all weekend. Man sick. You know what that means? The world might just be ending. He had the nerve to suggest that it might have been brought on by the stress of worrying about when the baby was going to be born. Lucky for him I was buckled into a moving car and there were no sharp objects within my reach and although I could have reached over and strangled him or punched his eyeballs until he could no longer see - he was driving so I may have put my own life in jeopardy. Poor Ruby would have been an orphan.

In the meantime this means that during his two days off (Sunday, Monday) there was minimal to no help with Ruby. And he's been up all night, two nights in a row, giving me a play-by-play of his bodily functions. "TARA, something is really wrong with me!!!!" Really? Because something has been really wrong with me for the past 9 fucking months and I haven't experienced all that much sympathy so get the fuck out of this bed and go lock yourself in the bathroom until you deal with whatever the hell it is that ails you.

Oh, and maybe the next time you order fish and chips, you won't consume an entire tub of tartar sauce and/or maybe you should send the fucking fish back if it is grey and soggy instead of washing it down with another beer. Just a thought.

Anyways, I go into the hospital tomorrow for an NST (Non Stress Test) and an ultrasound. I had this done with Ruby when I was 39 weeks pregnant and it resulted in the discovery that I was low on fluid, she was in distress and I needed to be induced (she was born a few days later). Apparently there is a chance of that happening again, so... maybe something will happen on Wednesday.

And if not, I will be allowed to go 10 days overdue before any further action is taken.

In the meantime, I am miserable.

Thank you, that is all.


Somewhat Ordinary said...

Oh man, Tara, I'm sorry about the acupuncture. I thought for sure that would work for you because it did for me. I guess that little guy just doesn't want to come out. Hope something happens soon!

Mommy Shoes said...

I have nothing to offer you but sympathy. I hope that little man gets to moving. Hugs.

Anonymous said...

Hang in there Sweetie..... your Man Sick comments had me in stitches. It's very telling that the things one finds funniest are the things one can... oh so relate to. Thanks for that
Love you

Just Jen said...

Oh friend, you crack me up! I always look forward to reading your posts!

Good luck tomorrow, hope you get some happy news so that we can meet that little man of yours!

Emily said...

You might be fed up but you are as funny as ever. The comment about Steve being sick because of the stress - I' surprised he has all his man parts attached right now.

Hang in the honey - you can do this and will soon have a very gorgeous baby boy in your arms! xoxo

noswimmers said...

I know I shouldn't, but I can't help but laugh. Love the thought of you wanting to poke Steve's eyes (nuts?) out. Men are SUCH babies. Actually, babies aren't as bad as men, LOL.

Hang in there, I'll be sending labor-inducing juju your way. C'mon baby, let's get things a shakin'!!


Emily said...

Wow. Men are babies.

I hope your baby comes soon! You need relief from your agony/discomort... STAT! Hoping your NST was good, but at the same time hoping they get the baby OUT soon!

Hang in there!!!!!