I still haven’t had my baby As you can see from the photo I have attached.
(Yep that is my tummy and yep you can’t see my toes)
I am getting more uncomfortable by the minute and have now adopted a waddle instead of a walk.
Adrian says I look like a penguin with a big bum! Thanks Darling!
My hands have swollen and my fingers ache, I have acquired a couple more chins as my face has blown up. Great Look!
I have given up any form of training other then walking as I have found my pelvis is moving move. This I am assured is a good sign as it is getting ready.
You may be wondering what I had been doing with myself since my last post…………of course I have been trying out natural methods to bring on birth.
So far nothing has worked but here is a breakdown of my investigations.
- Sitting with crossed arms gently pushing baby down
This is meant to encourage the baby to stay engaged in the pelvis and push down against the cervix. I feel a little like a Buddha in this position.
For 5 days straight I have consumed an entire Pineapple for dinner. Something in the digestion of a pineapple is meant to release the chemicals to induce labour.
5 Pineapples down and still no baby.
It is not known why this works in some ladies (obviously not in me) but for some reason it encourages contractions and will leave the mother in a very relaxed state of mind.
Although this hasn’t brought on the baby I will say it has done wonders for my sleeping and a large portion of my time in the last few days since I had my first session has been spent sleeping!
I have had 2 sessions with her and have felt amazingly relaxed and reassured by her. Wish she was my mid-wife!
- Star Jumps
Only kidding ………….but maybe in a couple more days I might resort to this.
There are a few other methods probably the most famous being spicy food and sex.
Spicy food I have been told only works if your digestion is not use to the kick of hot food so not sure that one will work on me as I love my spice and have eaten regularly throughout.
Sex has to be on the basis that it is done at least 8 times in one day! It is hard enough just the once when 41 weeks pregnant I can’t imagine 8 times!!!
Trying things the natural way doesn’t seem to be working for me. Alison said to me this means you are just good at making a baby comfortable in the tummy, it’s a compliment. That is a nice way to put it but I am tired now and want to see my baby.
I think I have waited long enough.
Here’s hoping Snoop is here by the next time I post.
Sally Dixey is a Crossfit London Coach