10 March 2008

Why I May Not Return Your Phone Calls for a While

I had a doctor's appointment today. The verdict? Nothing's happening. Cervix still closed. Baby still content to stay in utero. But the worst part? They won't consider an induction until the 24th. That's TWO WEEKS from today. TWO WEEKS. I'm still having a hard time accepting this and if I have to talk about it, I'll cry. You don't want that. So please don't be offended when I don't answer the phone (C's on constant phone duty as we don't have caller ID), don't return emails, or don't come to church. Believe me, you'll all know when something does happen.

You're only allowed to comment on this post as long you promise to say none of the following:
  • Don't worry; you're so close already! (Uh, after 39 weeks and two days, even five days seems too long.)
  • He could still come early! (I realize that, but don't believe it.)
  • He'll be here before you know it! (See the first bullet.)
  • He'll come when he's ready. (I'm not concerned about him at this point. He's fine; I'm not.)
  • Anything that sounds remotely like the previous bullets.
However, you may comment if you say things like, "Dude. That SUCKS."

P.S. And yes, these pictures of Bruno are recent. He developed some sort of rash in his nether region and in an attempt to save the $50 vet fee (plus any "necessary" meds), we thought we'd try the collar first. It seems to be working.


Camie said...

Dude! That totally sucks. And I'm not just saying that because you told me to. I've always thought that going over the due date would drive me crazy. Start looking into all those weird labor inducing tricks and let me know if you need anything.

Megan said...

That really does suck!! I'm very sorry for you, but can I give you some advice that you probably won't like. I feel I should be allowed since only 6 weeks and 1 day ago I was still pregnant like you, so it is all very fresh.
While I know it is NO FUN being huge and feeling huge and everybody telling you you look ready and saying things like, "You are still here?", the side of the pregnancy you are on now is the easy side. You still can do what you want, sleep when you want, eat what you want, etc. However, in your defense it is also a very hard part of pregnancy. You know the baby has to come soon, and there will be some hard days ahead, so you just want to get on with it. I felt like I was in real limbo - couldn't really go forward with anything until the baby comes because everything that possibly needed to be done was done weeks ago.
So you are right, your life sucks, but it will change very soon, so try to enjoy the presuckiness before you have to deal with the postsuckiness - along with all the wonderfulness too.
Sorry if this doesn't make any sense. I'm in the "post no sleep suckiness" stage right now.
Can't wait to hear how it all turns out and to finally see Mr. Mullet and learn his real name.

emily said...

the last month sucks.

Living in Tally said...

the end is the worst!!!! it really does suck. claire sat on my sciatic nerve and it almost killed me. i was ready to pull her out myself. moan and complain. you have EVERY right.

d&a said...

what the heck! boo on HMOs! (not that that really has anything to do with it but let's blame it on them anyway eh?) oooh i just thought of something, if mr. mullet comes on or after the 23rd, he'd be an aries, a fire sign! you know how us fire signs tend to get along well. this could be a blessing...astrologically speaking.

holly said...

doh!! no fun. I feel your pain, tears and frustration. all of my babes were post-date, 5 days was the earliest. It got to the point that whatever my due date was I told myself 2 weeks after, not that it really helped.

With my first I was 0 0 0 across the board until real labor started. So here's sending vibes that you'll wake up tomorrow morning with amazing contractions!! Come Baby Come!!