Yeah, well, that means you're just about ready to have the baby. They tend to come out when you are at that point where you cannot stand being pregnant one more minute and you're going insane and bumping into things and your hips hurt when you stand up for more than 10 minutes (that means the muscles and ligaments are loosening and getting ready.) I wrote out an eviction notice for my first child and put it on my belly for her to read and there you have it, a day or two later she made her way out.
What got it in there will get it out.
If all else fails, try cod liver oil.
Castor oil, that's the stuff. I did that with my second kid - you MUST be truly desperate to try it; it is seriously nasty, utterly horrible and you have to drink a whole cup full. Yuck, horrible, disgusting - but it works.
I wrote out an eviction notice for my first child
I adore you, MGL.
Poor gomi! You're at the "any minute now" point, though. Cram in some last minute fun stuff that you won't be able to do once the baby gets here. Stuff like sleeping, showering and reading a book that doesn't have pictures, pop-ups or little bits of fur to pet.
We tried everything and in the end a really hot curry did the trick. Admittedly I like my currys hot so I went to my local (I could see it from my window) the Bu Ali in Dublin's Clanbrassil Street and explained the situation.
They made me a special! AARGH!
It worked (you should have seen their faces the next night when I walked across the road to show off my 7 hour old infant). Priceless, they threatened to put it on the menu but couldn't think of a name that wasn't off-putting! I suggested Insta-Baby Curry. YMMV, or rather your Scofields MV.
I tried everything.
running up and down the stairs - check
red hot curry - check
pineapple - check
red hot curries with pineapple -oh yeah yum, baby!
having a midwife 'pull the slime lock' or whatever it was called, don't think it was membranes stripping.
shot glass of castor oil - check
another shot glass of castor oil - eeeeeew, not again, check
nipple playing - check, uhm, hey kinda fun.
lotsasex - (difficult but totally worth it actually, made me feel better!)
midwife poking a nice big hole in the membrane so the water broke and then sent me out on a nice long walk for four hours, still no activity.
Nothing had her coming out. Finally hormone drip started the labour.
I totally know how annoying this is for you and how uncomfortable you are. Hang in there. Try mygoth's eviction notice thing!
Best of luck to you and drezdn's missus!
Thanks for the tips and encouragement! The kid is ready but the doctors are expecting him to be a couple of weeks at least.
My support group - including my birthing buddy - are all going away today to an island 10 hours away by boat all next week, and my husband will be working 2 hours away from here so maybe he'll pop out then at the most inconvenient time.....
Eideteker and rainbaby, my mom was a 10-month baby, too. She was my grandmother's fourth, and things were happening so fast that the nurse got nervous that the doctor wouldn't make it in time. So she gave her a shot of something to slow things down. And it did...for a month. Grandmom was NOT a happy camper.
Sorry if this is too much information.
Sex worked for my second. (My first had the nerve to show up a month early). I was 1 1/2 centimeters dialated for three weeks, and he was a couple of days overdue. So my doctor told me to go home and have sex, which made my then husband happy. Sure enough, twenty four hours later, labor started, and three hours later, there he was, all nine plus pounds of him.