Just A Quick Note

No. No labor.

I know many of you are following along on Twitter and/or Facebook, and I'm doing my best to provide regular updates of, well, all the nothing that's been happening there. We do *plan* to Tweet the birth, as much as possible. (Please be sure to follow @Ish in particular, I don't know how much tweeting I will be able to do myself...)

But let me just add for any of you who AREN'T on Twitter or FB or whatever, if you scroll down on this very page and look to the right under where it says "I TWITTER"

-- wait, hold on, here:

well, that's where my tweets are.

Not that they are, by any stretch, uh...interesting. But at least you'll know that something is going on without me having to write yet another blog post that says a whole lot of nothing.

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Thanks for all of your suggestions on how to induce labor. I would far rather one of these tactics work than have to be induced through drugs in the hospital, etc.

However, I feel compelled to say that I don't think any of these tactics will work if my body isn't ready to start the process. And, while I can't really speak to this for sure, I just don't think it is.

BUT. Well. Feeling as unready (bodily speaking) as I do concerns me, given that the doctors are already speaking of inducing. So I have decided to schedule an acupuncture appointment for tomorrow morning. Because you know? I'm pretty sure that will do something. If it doesn't send me into labor directly, I suspect it will at least bring my body to the next stage of readiness.

Should be an eventful 4th of July weekend!

Oh, and by the way: I haven't posted much about this at all, but the first month I went to see an acupuncturist -- I was hoping she could help me get my wonky cycle "worked out" -- I got pregnant. So, right. "Worked out." HA!

I decided to continue to see that acupuncturist through my first two trimesters. I have no idea if it's the acupuncture that made those first two trimesters so incredibly easy (and don't want to count my chicken before it hatches), but it certainly didn't hurt. And if tomorrow's session "works," you will be hearing me sing some serious acupuncture praises indeed.


  1. Whether it works or not, the accupuncture sounds like a cool experience. I hope you enjoy it!

  2. acupuncture? for reals? you are just doing this so you can be featured in a Discovery Health Baby Week show aren't you???


    Good luck.

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  4. Trying this again. Shout out on the accupuncture. I had it all the way through my pregnancy & one treatment before I went into labor. My actual delivery was only 20 min. & I was a first time Mom. Good luck to you!

  5. I have to say, I've been checking on your blog several times a day looking for a twitter along the lines of "I'm in labor!" To the point that last night I dreamt I had somehow found my way into your house and was trying to explain to you that I was in IIF and was really curious about how your pregnancy was going.

  6. !!!!! I am on the edge of my seat. I feel a bit odd since I thought of you and Ish as I was showering this morning, wondering if you were in labor!

    Good labor vibes from all corners of the country are coming atch, babe.

  7. i had two late babies. late babies are bigger. bigger babies sleep better. nuff said. cross your legs for as long as you can sister. soon enough you will forget what it was like to sit on the toilet without your little bundle in there with you. soak up the solitude. while you still can. can't wait to read the post-labor post!!! all good thoughts to you and ish.


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