Sunday, April 06, 2008

What doesn't work

The baby's official due date is tomorrow, but there has been no sign of his arrival from his mother's perspective. She and I have tried several things to naturally induce labor. Here's what hasn't worked.

Cumin seed tea
Bumpy car rides
Spicy foods
Exercise

No matter what, I think this baby is coming this week.

I have been so excited that I have not been able to sleep for a few weeks now. I don't know if that's a good or bad thing, but I feel pretty tired most of the time. Most of the people I talk to say that I have no idea what tired is yet.

And we are still waiting for the furniture that we ordered the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It should be in sometime this week, too. I bet she's waiting for the furniture so she can relax...

5 comments:

oyster said...

I'm excited for y'all. I certainly hope the baby arrives this week-- it's time!


As for what "Most of the people" say about being tired... they're right. When people offer to help, take them up on it. Seriously.

LatinTeacher said...

It sure is time! But since I am unemployed I can sleep all I want at least until August. I promise I will let people help us out.

Age Roth Salvaggio said...

Sleep now...there will be little sleep later...even though you will be at home. Kate is going to be so tired and the baby will be waking up to eat every 2 hours or so. You are going to have to take care of Kate and George, so you will get the least amount of sleep out of everyone :-) Remember, the house chores don't stop just because baby is here. Plus, you will find that instead of sleeping when George does, you are going to sit there watching him sleep with tears of joy and disbelief in your eyes.

LatinTeacher said...

I know. I am just trying to get done all the stupid little projects that I have created for myself. Then at least I won't feel like I have so much to do. I love the way you describe it, Age.

Larry R said...

Steve - I heard that you are officially a dad now. Congrats. Now the fun begins. Larry Ringel (Martine's dad).