Thursday, July 29, 2010


I went to acupuncture yesterday for the 2nd time in the past week.  I made sure to tell him that I was super anxious about labor starting soon, so he made sure to address that with my treatment.

I felt so great leaving there.  Much more upbeat, relaxed, and generally just feeling better about the yesterday's appointment.

I then went grocery shopping for some things for a yummy dinner.  I got home and turned on some dance music and danced in the kitchen while I did the dishes and made Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars.  Ian got home and mistook my good mood for me being in labor.  But then was happy to know that I was feeling better about things. 

After our yummy dinner, we tested the dessert and it was TO DIE FOR.  Seriously, SO good.  Finally, we started watching a movie and then I finally crashed - I wasn't able to get a nap in yesterday so I was pretty wiped out.

I also heard from a high school friend on facebook that she went naturally 9 days late so to have faith.  Her story cheered me up and made me realize that so much can happen before next Tuesday.  I'm cautiously optimistic that baby girl will come on her own. 

Now, off to keep busy today!

If you know of a labor story where someone went super past her due date without being induced, please share it with me!


  1. Disclaimer: I have never been pregnant or given birth. BUT - I was 14 full days late (and was my mother's first, and only, child/labor), and my mother was not induced and had a completely natural labor with me. She just went for a walk one night and went into full-fledged labor. So be hopeful - I am sure it possible and I will be thinking good thoughts for you!! Good luck :)

  2. I know I already mentioned it but my mom had me 10 days late, no induction needed!

  3. J's mom was was late with J! He was apparently due Dec. 17th but didn't come until Dec 31st. She wasn't induced.

  4. Yay for acupuncture! My mom's one and has helped many women through their pregnancies - both in getting pregnant and giving birth. Here's hoping it helps!

    And I'm glad to hear the chocolate peanut butter bars were a success. Now I might have to give them a try. :)

  5. I was three weeks late! My mom was due with me on August 31st and I didn't arrive until September 21st. Unfortunately, they finally did decide to induce her at that point. Some babies just get super comfy inside their Mama's, I guess! Thinking of you and hoping your baby girl comes very soon!


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