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March 30, 2011 By Mary
The wifey says
March 31, 2011 at 12:09 am
i whipped out the breastpump early. It really did work.
March 31, 2011 at 12:14 am
I had a doctor’s appt scheduled for the day my little one was born. She was my first (and only thus far) and I was still shy enough that I wanted to look well-groomed. I spent the evening shaving, etc and went into labor just a few hours later. Less than 3 hours from when I woke up with contractions until she was born.
March 31, 2011 at 1:13 am
Eat pineapple! I went into labor with both of my children after eating lots of fresh pineapple.
March 31, 2011 at 2:39 am
Am I the first commenter perplexed by the placenta in the freezer? How long does it have to stay in there? I would so be the type of person who would mistake that for some kind of mystery meat & accidentally fry it up in a pan. And I must say, I love the shirt. It looks like a Liberty of London print!
March 31, 2011 at 2:40 am
And you’re keeping the placenta and putting it in the freezer because…
March 31, 2011 at 2:49 am
If you freeze the placenta and then throw it out on trash day, animals won’t get into it.
Or we can bury it in the yard or something.
March 31, 2011 at 2:56 am
“I would so be the type of person who would mistake that for some kind of mystery meat & accidentally fry it up in a pan.”
Pickled Placenta! Or Placenta Polenta!Maybe some Pureed Placenta Pudding? Anyone have recipes?
March 31, 2011 at 3:13 am
You pulled out your own IUD–I am sure you can find a way to break your own water! 🙂
Oh, and I’ve heard of an Alaskan tradition of cooking the placenta and sharing it with the neighbors…kinda sounds like it might fit right in with this grass roots world you are wanting to create for yourself…maybe add a little salt.
March 31, 2011 at 3:53 am
will your other children be home during the home birth or are you planning to have them go stay with someone? just curious how/if they will experience the birth, blood, pain, screams, etc. that might be going on. good luck!
Holly Sanders says
March 31, 2011 at 4:15 am
sex sex and more sex! Isn’t that what they say? Last thing on your mind, and personally, I don’t think it works. I have no tips. inductions on every single one of my kids. no preterm labor–not even one braxton hicks. Maggie was 41 weeks! Good luck!
March 31, 2011 at 4:43 am
Anonymous, the plan is to send the kids to grandma and grandpa’s house during labor. Although, Lizzy wants to be there, so we are considering letting her stay.
March 31, 2011 at 2:35 pm
You know how you got pregnant? Well, many times, that is the way you get un-pregnant, so to speak.It does work!
March 31, 2011 at 4:24 pm
Just make sure your freezer stays plugged in till trash day, I think that would be grosser then the fish.
I admire your have my baby at home in a tub, I am to much of a wimp to deal with pain. I don’t even like the waiting and pushing. I find it a blessing I had to have C-sections.
I do look forward to the birth story at Girls Night Out though. Great dinner topic and who knows I may hear the labor if I have my windows open 🙂
March 31, 2011 at 6:23 pm
I showed your picture to my 8 year old and she said “oh my word! What in the world did she eat?” hehe, I was going to add the have sex tip but I don’t think it actually works although the ummmm stuff,ahem, is supposed to soften the cervix. Mr Darcy will probably be happy to help with the experiment. Otherwise, you can break your water like you are looking for an IUD!
Where is the other picture of you??
March 31, 2011 at 7:26 pm
The same way you got the baby in there is the best way to get it out. *wink*
There are prostaglandins in his “stuff” and it helps ripen your cervix. So…..get busy! And do it often. Like a few times a day.
March 31, 2011 at 11:01 pm
I agree with the breast pump idea. Sex is another suggestion. But my favorite and the one that made my water break with both my children is Korean food! Find a restaurant that serves Bibimpap. Order it and put a bunch of the spicy red sauce that they serve with it on top. Mix it all up and enjoy the meal. About 8 hours later, something will get the labor going. Besides the meal is super yummy, veggies and rice, but it is spicy, supposed to be. Good luck experimenting!
April 1, 2011 at 3:25 am
El Porton Salsa 🙂 I will be thinking happy (and fast)labor thoughts for you!!
April 3, 2011 at 1:59 am
Placenta Polenta LOL! That was funny.
I’ve had two babies at home and it was the best! Being in your own space, doing what feels right for your own labor, it really is great as far as the whole agonizing pain and bloody horror thing goes.
Oh, you asked about what brought on labor. I went to an acupuncturist who put these little stickers on my ears, they were like little beads on a banaid. I started having contractions that night.
April 4, 2011 at 2:21 am
I think I have figured out your belly. It’s as if your body says “okay, you can grow a baby but it’s not taking over any of my space!” So it makes the baby grow all out front so the rest of your internal organs are not inconvenienced. As much.
A couple of friends of mine were trying to get one of them to go into labor. They used a latex glove and a bobby pin to break her water. So there’s always that route…