Saturday, August 11, 2007

I'm annoying myself

Most of you are already aware of the false alarm on Wednesday night. For those that don't know, N went to the hospital with contractions about 5 minutes apart. She was there for nearly 4 hours, the contractions never ceasing, but because her cervix wasn't changing, they sent her home. She was mad. I mean, seriously, ticked off! She wants this baby out.

N has asked me on a few different occasions if I have any suggestions to help her go into labor. I don't know of anything unique. She has researched the internet time and time again. She is seriously considering Castor Oil, but I have serious doubts about that and have expressed that to her. I don't want her to have the nasty side effects that come along with that. She has tried sit ups. She has decided walking isn't that bad. She is searching for THE ANSWER that causes her to go into labor. She wants the pregnancy over.

In the meantime, we have been busy around here. We have Lil Bug moved to her new big girl room. It isn't finished, but it is livable. Lil Princess' room is livable too. I will continue to do odds and ends in each room to get them just perfect for their perfect tenants, but until then, they will suffice.

Lil Bug has kept me busy. She has been in a great mood lately. That is a nice change because she was going through a cranky stage where she whined nonstop for a while. That got old fast!

I have the normal day-to-day things to do...clean, laundry, vacuum, grocery shop, lunch dates, play dates, and the list goes on and on. Those things seem to keep my mind engaged.

Honestly, I don't feel like I think about Lil Princess or N all the time. I feel like I am handling things pretty well. I don't feel stressed...

Or do I? I can't sit still, for sure. I can't even sit down long enough to have a conversation via IM with my dearest friends or even talk on the phone. I just can't. I want to though. If I sit, I get antsy. But, I don't know what to do. I walk around wondering what should be done next, but can't seem to actually accomplish it. When people ask how I am doing, I answer "fine" and I truly believe it when I say it, but when I reflect on my behavior, I'm not so sure.

I am not sure what this behavior is called, but I am really starting to annoy myself. I hope I can get a grip soon.


Anita said...

I feel for N right now, b/c I know she is ready for Miya to be born. She has been measuring ahead for weeks now so I can imagine how big she feels. I have no idea how to make labor start, but walking seems like a great idea. Maybe it would help with your restlessness too, you and N could walk together... Every time I see a post from you anywhere right now I immediately wonder if it's "the one." LOVE

nush said...

Hang in there sweet pea, your baby girl will be home soon, and then you wont' have time to "nest", you'll be busy figuring out how to get everything done verses wondering what else needs to be done!
~As for N wanting labor to begin, i've heard that the castor oil thing works very well, causes mad labor pains, and lightning fast, however, it gets the job done! Not sure what the side effects are, but i do know it works!
~Call me whenever you want, i do miss you=)

BlessedWithDaughters said...

OK, a can do all of your day to day chores, and then drive down to OH and visit me and clean my house and do my laundry. That will keep you busy so your mind isn't on anything else. Yeah, bad joke. I'm not trying to make light of your frustration...I remember our wait...M was 8 days overdue with 'Kenna and we thought we were going to go nuts. Every day was painful and I swear I slept with my landline phone and my cell phone next to my head every night!

Hugs and prayers,

SJ said...

It's ok to be anxious. I can't imagine being in your situation and keeping my cool :)

As for the labor thing, it doesn't sound like you need that advice anymore :) Talk to you soon!