Raising a Blended Family


on July 25, 2015

There are oh, so many things I have been remiss in writing about here, but the main one on my mind right now is our baby girl, and her impending arrival.

For at least the past two weeks, Wifey’s body has been trying to kickstart labor. This scared the doctor’s office initially, as we were only 36 weeks and were having runs on contractions lasting hours at 2 minutes apart and a minute long each. But, no baby appeared then and we are now safely in the realm of 38-week-land. Bring on the contractions!

We had our weekly appointment on Thursday and when the doctor checked her, we found out she is already 4cm dilated, 60% effaced and baby is fully engaged. That, coupled with the nights of intense, long-lasting contractions is enough to tell me that baby girl is trying to make her entrance into this world. The doc agreed with this assessment- he said he will be very surprised if we make it to our 39 week appointment next week.

So, with all of that in mind, we have been doing everything we can to kickstart labor and get baby girl to come out. My wife has been walking- so much walking- and we have tried pressure points, spicy food, sexy times, and even giving baby girl a stern talking to (lol). Wifey also sent me this picture yesterday of her mowing the lawn (that has normally been my chore). I guess she’s pretty determined for baby girl to come out!


 None of our strategies have worked (yet), but that hasn’t stopped us from trying. Today, she has been having some cramps, back pain, and a few pretty painful contractions. I’m hoping this all means her body is trying to ramp things up again, but at this point, who knows. 

Hopefully baby girl comes soon!


4 responses to “Kickstart

  1. Curious B says:

    Good luck getting things moving. So excited for your family!

  2. Rachael says:

    Good luck!! Can’t wait to read all about her arrival!

  3. Oh boy! Try nipple stimulation!!! They say that’s the best thing (and only proven thing) to work for inducing labor! Good luck ladies!

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