Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Watching the cherubs and waiting for an eviction

Here I sit, waiting, anticipating...
My honey and I went to lunch today and sat out on this lovely patio.

I enjoyed watching and listening to this fountain with cherubs. I sent up a little prayer for Nana's girl and Baby Alex, Liam's unborn baby brother.

 Little mama and expectant daddy are mighty discouraged. Ashley worked yesterday and had steady contractions all day. I went to the doctor with her after work. Okay, it's more like I dropped in unexpectedly and got the evil eye. But she did indulge me and allowed me to come into the exam room. I may have been a wee bit exuberant when the petite, sweet, young, female obstetrician asked, "So how are we doing?" I replied, "We're having a baaaaaabyyyy."

My baby rolled her eyes and grinned.

Doctor examined her and said if the pains worsen and are continuous she should go to the hospital. Meanwhile, she was directed to go home and eat a good meal, then put her packed  bag in the car. Baby Alex was as uncomfortable as Ashley. At one point she saw the imprint of his foot as he gave her belly a swift kick. Ashley read somewhere that pineapple has properties that can induce labor. She ate it for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Maybe there's something to it, because that got the action going.

I started Alex's baby journal last evening, wrote that I thought I might meet him in a few hours. Hours passed. Day turned to night. Night gave way to today. Contractions intensified. Ashley woke at 4:00 a..m. dreaming of having a baby. She was in the throes of a hard contraction. She got up and got ready for work. (KIDS!) and by the time she got to work, her contractions ceased. Completely.
She's so disappointed, she said she's ready to cry.

I'm thinking of running to the grocery store for a fresh pineapple. To heck with the canned stuff.

UPDATE: (According to her Facebook post, since lunch: contractions three minutes apart. She may have eaten pineapple for lunch.)

Daddy Justin didn't get much sleep, and he probably won't for awhile. Alex's scheduled delivery date is 8/24. We thought sure he was going to escape sooner. Send some positive vibes.


Sandi said...

Pineapple makes it go faster? I did not know that!

Chatty Crone said...

We have one Italian Restaurant here that if you go and eat the eggplant dish it will bring labor on! I wish them the best! sandie

Val said...

Sending positive thoughts Ashley's way. Let's get that baby!

Never heard of the pineapple. My husband bounced me around a Christmas tree field in an old pickup truck. Labor started that evening, and 14-and-a-half hours later, we had Genius! Let the record show that it was not a deliberate plan, and that he arrived right on his due date.

Sioux Roslawski said...

Either castor oil or cod liver oil (I don't remember which one) will induce labor. It did with my first one. (I didn't try it with my 2nd pregnancy.)

I'm keeping my fingers crossed...

Connie said...

Such an exciting and overwhelming time. Wishing you all well.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Just saw your FB post! Thrilled for you, and happy that everyone is healthy and happy. :)

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