Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Pregnancy, Month 9

I never wanted to talk about my pregnancy so much on this blog but hey, I am coming into the final stretch here and I have issues.
What is up with the itching? I have never had so many itches before in my life. Last night the soles of my feet itched, my elbows and my eyebrows.
This cannot be right.
I can say that I am thrilled that I went through this entire pregnancy so far without one of those charley horse leg cramps I had at least 343 times when I was pregnant with the twins. You know, where you roll in horrific pain on the bed while your husband just watches, and then you limp the entire next day? Not a one of those and that is a small miracle.

My stomach is huge. I am really hoping this baby isn't too big as big babies run in my family. Since it should be coming out of the canal rather then the shortcut, smaller would be helpful.
And yes, I am still praying I am one of those "I only labored 3 hours and with two pushes the baby was out" mothers. Wouldn't you?

Tell me what you think about renting toys online for your kids, or how to get this baby out in a timely manner.


  1. Well for my money I recommend induction. This is particularly helpful when you are due on Christmas Day and your doctor just doesn't want to deal with that. I was in labor for six hours and then I pushed for an hour and a half. Not too shabby.

  2. Kristi11:00 PM

    Induction is fantastic bit CAN kind of having starting a new contraction right on the heels of another.

    The itching is also common. Quite often its attributed to more/less circulation in that area.

    And sometimes it itches just BECAUSE!!! lol

    Glad things are going well!

  3. I can't induce! Because I had a prior C section induction can cause a tear in placenta and that would be BAD.

  4. With my first I was told to eat spicy food, walk alot and have sex with the hubs. We did all three and Rt was born on his due date.

    I think I overdid the spicy food, though. Let's just say there were moments during the pushing phase that I would rather take back.

    BUT, it all depends on what really matters, now doesn't it? ;)

    Not long now!!!

  5. My mom starting itching like crazy a few days before her labor started. Three times - three kids... insane itching.


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