Monday, July 7, 2008

More Failed Attempts at Labor

After church on Sunday, I talked with a friend, the fun and beautiful Tangi Ryan, who said she may be able to help me induce my labor by doing some foot zoning. I said, "Let's try it!!!" She came over later that night and brought all sorts of suprises.
First, she gave Chris some orange juice concentrate to make and put some caster(?) oil in it. I drank 2 LARGE glasses. The taste wasn't that bad, but the texture and oil on my lips was a little gross.

Next, she was kind enough to wash my feet because leaning over the bathtub to reach them is next-to-impossible. Talk about the highest form of service!!! What a kind person!

Then, she started to work on my feet. I thought it was going to be a massage, but it definitely wasn't that. It was a little uncomfortable as she applied pressure to the different parts of my feet where nerves connect to the rest of my body. (I don't know the correct wording!!!)

As we were waiting for the contractions or at least something to start, Chris, Tangi and I talked about spirituality, perfection and many other deep topics. It was really fun!!! Tangi and I kept sniffing lavendar - hoping to get high. Actually, I don't remember what Tangi said lavendar does, but it was supposed to assist me in my quest to go into labor.
Unfortunately, none of these attempts to induce labor worked. I have accepted that I will just get to be induced on Tuesday! I really wanted to have the baby without potossin (I don't know how to spell it.), but it looks like that is not to be this time!!!
Wish my luck! I am finally going to have a baby tomorrow. We are so excited to hold Cooper in our arms and welcome him into the family. Watch for pictures to be posted as soon as I can get them on here!!!


Ker-Dog and the gang said...
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Ker-Dog and the gang said...

Oops, I just tried to edit my comment but it deleted it. I was saying WOW today is the big day huh! I am so excited for you guys! I can't believe you drank Castor Oil...I did that once too..yucky!! It's amazing how desperate we get to get these babies here. I can't wait to see pictures of Cooper! YEAH!