Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Where's Stella?

So we're only hours away from our due date with no action at all. Delivery Jealousy mounts every day. First we had Gwen and Gavin... I know they were due in June, then Brangelina... I know they were too, followed by my own OB/GYN... who was due 3 days after me for a fact and that would be June also. Now we have the neighbor, Emily... originally due after me and now scheduled for a c-section on Thursday. That is June and of course perfectly fine, but I thought my baby was coming in May??? She is just a baby however... I shouldn't expect her to already know her months.
Today we had a doctors appointment and got our "membranes stripped." Yes it was as bad as it sounds, but hopefully it will help us toward our goal. If not we get to go back for round 2 on Thursday.
We've tried everything else on the planet: staying vertical, staying horizontal, staying active, staying inactive, eating an entire pineapple, having an all sports session in the backyard (softball, basketball, football, even badminton), 2 hour power walks, bike rides and most recently and desperately the breast pump and castor oil.
You'd think I would stop and say to myself, "Hmmm, it appears that this baby is not ready to come out." But no. For some reason the thought lingers that I just might, by some teeny tiny chance, have some influence on when I get to have this baby. Unfortunately, logic is out the window, but so is sleeping. What can you do?

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