Monday, April 28, 2008

"Only a couple of days late"

Let's put that at the top of the list of stuff NOT to say to a pregnant woman.
A couple of days may not be much to you, Miss Thang in your trim cut top and super tall sandal wedges and you Mr. I-haven't-been-carrying-another-human-for-over-nine-months.

"Let's give it a week and then we can begin to investigate our options."

Really, "give it a week," and "our options?"

Umm, yeah, don't meant to sound sour, but I am approaching the point of eyeing the Dyson and thinking, "Just how well does that puppy really suck?"

So, the update for those of you dear souls checking in on the ETA for lil "f," is that I am ready as far as measurements etc go, but have not "spontaneously gone into labor" and had that "labor achieve the delivery of a baby."

Ahem, my regular doctor was out sick and, no, I was not overly impressed or even remotely charmed by Mr. Let's-take-a-wait-and-see-approach.

So here I sit, feeling a little like I am perched atop a sharp flagpole with a litter of kittens jacked up on amphetamines swirling around in my belly. Betcha wish you were here.

;)

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21 comments:

Kristy said...

It is a rainy day and she is feeling uninspired!

maggie, dammit said...

The Dyson image is priceless.

Life As I Know It said...

ooh, hang in there. It is miserable to watch your due date come and go.

Great post, though ;)

Heather said...

Oh yeah, I've been there, and am nearly there again. I hear ya!

Crystal said...

Oh I have left the office in tears at the "wait a week and then explore our options" talk.
I am taking prenatal yoga right now and she is all about giving us tips to get the baby moving down and out. When I hit 37 weeks I am going to make this woman work her magic on me. She has pressure points, visual images, breathing and poses, squats and figure 8 looking pelvic thrusts that look promising.
Come on though, this is your third kid, they really shouldn't make wait any longer. ugh, right with you.

Christine said...

oh being late SUCKS.

sorry, babe.

amanda said...

pretty sure dyson would make you the star of its next commercial if in fact little ms f is delivered by their lovely sucking tool :)

Pgoodness said...

the dyson thought was fantastic! feeling for you..with your litter of kittens in your belly. LOL.

Ree said...

You know I wish I was there. 'cuz I'd be laughing at you while I was holding your hand...

Hope your weather is better than ours, too.

Amy Y said...

No, not the thing to say to a pregnant mama...
Although I don't know Briar and Avery's birth stories, but if there is a way to go on your own without the use of pitocin or knives, it is better for you... They both suck ~ I haven't gone into labor spontaneously ever and pitocin contractions are no fun.

That Dyson is sounding better and better ;)

flutter said...

The Dyson never loses suction!

Christy said...

Don't you just wish all those never been pregnant people could be shipped away sometimes :)

I am sending you (and my sister in law) labour vibes!

karen said...

Maybe all lil "f" needs is some enticement? Spread your legs in front of a tasty ice cream sundae or wave a Nintendo DS around down there. Shine a flashlight on the stuff, so it really pops and maybe follow up with a card that reads "Promotion ends Tuesday."

tysdaddy said...

I'm with Maggie . . . the Dyson comment actually made me laugh out loud, the kind of hearty guffaw that is rare these days.

Hang in there . . .

Brian

Kat said...

Sorry, Amanda...sending hurry up labor thoughts your way to get your little angel to make her debut, like, tonight!

Colleen said...

It's sounding like this 3rd little girl is already showing her stubborn side. She's in there just thinking "I'll come when I'm good and ready!"

Were Avery and Briar late? Or early?

Jenn said...

You missed your opportunity to tell him that he was just "a couple of inches stabbed".

Because a jury with seven women would have totally let you off.

Totally.

Lisa said...

I've never been more than 39 weeks 1 day pregnant & I was beyong miserable. Here's hoping she's here sooner rather than later, and that stupid doctor isn't there for the delivery!

Denguy said...

My, I can't even imagine.
Get lots of foot rubs.

Genny said...

Thanks for the laugh. Hang in there. I enjoyed stopping by your blog,
Genny

Robin said...

Oh, the anticipation. I am so excited for you to meet you sweet new little one and sorry your doc was unsympathetic about the waiting game. If I go late I plan to do yoga like a mad woman and eat frightening amounts of spicy food!