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February 7th, 2007


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04:49 pm - Overdue
I understand that people never know what to say to a very pregnant woman, but "You're huge" which I got the other day and "You look like you're about to hatch" are just not the right things. I have to admit that I found the hatching comment strangely amusing...but I don't quite get it. Am I just a shell? Perhaps I'll feel that way when the baby comes and gets all the attention after being the center of attention for 9 months...but still, Weird.
I'll be happy to have my body back. Being able to pee less often than every hour and being able to move about easily will seem divine. I am getting less and less patient. I'm now past my due date and have tried most things I can imagine or have read in order to start labor. I know it sounds strange but every time I get a little contraction I think, "I hope the next one hurts more." I've never felt so masochistic in my life.

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From:amoken
Date:February 8th, 2007 01:24 am (UTC)
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The hatching comment is kinda amusing.

I hope the labor both starts and ends relatively soon, in all those good ways. *hug* Good luck!
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From:morganlf
Date:February 8th, 2007 02:06 am (UTC)
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Happy thoughts for you and little Inara!
From:frogpyjamas
Date:February 8th, 2007 02:21 am (UTC)
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Are you really naming her Inara?!? That's rad. I bet she will be ready to come out as soon as you start a really big project, like alphabetizing your library or repapering the kitchen shelves.
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From:majormm
Date:February 8th, 2007 03:04 am (UTC)
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I assume you've had sex? Supposedly it works in two ways. one it releases oxytocin which stimulates uterine contractions, and two semen has lots of prostaglandins that cause cervical ripening (similar to the Cervadil / Misoprostol that they use at the hospitals for inducing labor).
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From:anahas
Date:February 8th, 2007 07:28 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I tried all the things we were told...sex, spicy food, Evening Primrose Oil, raspberry leaf tea, pineapple, membrane stripping (though the midwife is going to try that again tomorrow)...I guess I just suffer from 1st time pregnancy stuff. Thanks for the tip doc, I'll let you know how everything turns out.
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From:choiceful
Date:February 8th, 2007 06:46 am (UTC)
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I got all excited because your car was gone for a little while today, I was telling Patri "Maybe they're on their way to SF!!!" But we saw it was back tonight ;) We're hoping for you that it goes to SF soon though!!! :)
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From:anahas
Date:February 8th, 2007 07:29 am (UTC)
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Hopefully soon...though tomorrow morning our cars will both be gone again as I have a midwife appointment in the city and Joe will be at work. I'll let you know when we actually leave to give birth :)
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From:choiceful
Date:February 8th, 2007 08:43 am (UTC)
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Cool :)
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From:punkrockgrrrl
Date:February 8th, 2007 08:49 am (UTC)
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you will never have your old body back. you may get another hot body, but it won't be your old one. that one has retired from service.

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